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USA Swimming Annual Business Meeting

(from USA Swimming, 5/4/21)

Annual Business Meeting
 

Dear USA Swimming members,

While this year continues to challenge us in unexpected ways, it is also giving us several incredible events to enjoy and to look forward to, including USA Swimming’s new Annual Business Meeting (ABM).

Beginning in September 2021, following the United States Aquatic Sports’ (USAS) decision to end its yearly Convention, USA Swimming will host its own annual member meeting in Colorado Springs – Olympic City USA – at the organization’s Carolyn Dirks headquarters. The condensed Annual Business Meeting in the Fall will be complemented by a new enhanced Zone Workshop every Spring.

This year, the Annual Business Meeting will take place from September 23-25, 2021. The standard two-and-a-half-day event, scheduled from Thursday to Saturday afternoon, will feature a Keynote speaker or panel, Board of Directors’ meetings, USA Swimming business meetings and the annual meeting of the House of Delegates.

To proactively create a safe and comfortable environment for our members, the 2021 event will feature a hybrid in-person and virtual format. A limited number of individuals will be invited to Colorado Springs and will take part in the event from a variety of locations, to avoid a mass gathering in close quarters. Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to view or participate in every scheduled event. Letters of invitation for in-person attendees will be distributed by early summer.

Further information will be available at https://www.usaswimming.org/about-usas/governance/annual-business-meeting/.

Additionally, the new enhanced Zone Workshop will begin in the Spring of 2022. The targeted schedule would see the Workshop hosts rotate through the four Zones over the course of the Quad cycle.

The three to four-day Workshop will tentatively feature several exciting events, such as athlete leadership opportunities, Local Swimming Committees (LSC)/Committee-specific workshops, staff update sessions, Zone Meetings, legislative shaping/feedback opportunities, and more.

We look forward to hosting and being a part of these exciting business and development opportunities.

Sincerely Yours,
Tim Hinchey III
USA Swimming President & CEO