USA Swimming Annual Business Meeting
(from USA Swimming, 5/4/21)
Annual Business Meeting
Dear USA Swimming
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.
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
We look forward to hosting
and being a part of these exciting business and development
Tim Hinchey III
USA Swimming President &