|If you know of any Safe Sport violations
(verbal, mental, physical abuse), please contact our Safe Sport
Chair, Michael O'Shaughnessy at [email protected] to file a report at
the LSC level. |
To file a case to the national level, click here
Coaches, Officials, Swimmers, and
We need your input on how the LSC is doing. Every quarter, we send
out a survey to see what we can do better within the LSC (Local
Swim Committee) to help your swimmers be the best that they can be.
Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey. Click here
|The USA Swimming learning management system,
LEARN, is experiencing technical difficulties preventing our
members from renewing their APT prior to their expiration dates.
Given the current issues and the new membership year commencing on
September 1, USA Swimming will be providing an
extension of this requirement for you until September 30,
2021. We fully expect the system to be operational by that
time and will send you a follow-up communication when you are able
to go in and renew your APT. Your membership with USA Swimming will
not be affected during this interim period.|
Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected].
|Upcoming Meetings and Events
October 13, 2021
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021
January 12, 2022
February 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
April 13, 2022
May 11, 2022
June 8, 2022
July 13, 2022
August 10, 2022
September 14, 2022
*All starting at 8:30 pm
All BoD/HoD minutes
Age Group Commitee
All Meetings are at 8:00 PM
Tech Planning Committee
Diversity, Equality, Inclusion Committee
Safe Sport Committee
October 24th @ 1:00 PM
Operational Risk Commitee
October 5th @ 8:00 PM
All meetings start at 7 PM
Minutes from all committee Meetings
|Officials Clinic and Meetings
Are you interested in becoming a USA Official? Stroke & Turn
Judge and Administrative Official are the entry levels in becoming
an USA Swimming official. For more information on these two
positions or to take one of the class, please reach out to Clarice
Wasmuth at [email protected]
Georgia Officials Clinics
This 2020-2021 season has ben rough on all parents as limited
spectators are allowed into the pool to watch their swimmers swim.
But there is a way for you to watch your swimmers in the water
during swim meets. BECOME AN OFFICIAL! You will have the best seat
in the house to watch your son or daughter swim their races. If you
would like to know more, see below.
If you are interested in advancing to Starter or Deck Referee you
must meet the prerequisites and email Clarice Wasmuth to obtain
supporting documentation @ [email protected]
On August 16th, Jarrod Hunte of DCS became the new Coaches Chair
as Jenn Bowers left the LSC to coach in South Carolina; we wish her
the best. As Jarrod takes on the role of Coaches Chair, Meredith
Green of Brad Akins YMCA was appointed by the Board of Directors to
fill the remaining term of Jarrod as the Coaches Vice Chair.
You can email Jarrod at [email protected]
Meredith Green can be reached by email
at [email protected]
We are wanting your feedback on a few things that have helped make
you the coach that you are today. Please click the link below and
let us know what your favorite book is for coaching or that helped
mold you into the coach you are.
Coaches Town Hall Meetings
We want to know what week works for you. Please click the link
below to help us.
|New Changes in the LSC
To Georgia swimming coaches and meet
Our new fiscal year and budget will start on October 1, 2021 and
so will the new sanction fee of 7%. All meets that will be held in
September will still be under last year's budget and the 2% policy.
Meets from October 1, 2021 will then be under the 7% policy, which
was passed by the House of Delegates on August 28, 2021 with the
If your meet has already been sanctioned and
hosting after October 1 will been set to the new sanction fee of
Chairman Governance Committee
New Secretary for Georgia Swimming was voted in on September 8th.
Our new secretary is Nancy Harmon. She will be using the email
[email protected] Please update your records witht he new
LSC Contact Information can be found here New Time Standards For Senior
and Age Group
Senior State Time Standards
Age Group State Time Standards
Age Group JO Time Standards
Summer Senior State Standards
Senior State Disability Time
Dates for all LSC Championship Meets
Winter Senior State Dec 3-5, 2021 @ GT
Winter Age Group State, February 25-27, 2022 @ GT
Summer Senior State, July 22-24, 2022 @ UGA
Summer Age Group State, July 14-17, 2022 @ GT
Coaches! Are you in need of renewing your certifications?
Please click here for a list of places
that are offering a face to face classes all over the state.
Please send all certifications to Lora at [email protected]
Please send all sanction requests and SWIMS Uploads to
the following email starting today.
NEW SANCTION EMAIL: Email Eric Pingel at [email protected]
When submitting all times to SWIMS, please use the
following email for Oded.
ABSC Red & Black Meet (Closed)
Sep 24, 2021
Dynamo Pentathlon (Closed)
Sep 24, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
DCS Sugar Rush Sprint
Sep 25, 2021
LA SCY Meet
Sep 25, 2021
SA - Fall Splash (Closed)
Sep 25, 2021
SMAC/ACE Duel in the Pool (Closed)
Sep 25, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
GA/SPAC Fall Series #1 (Closed)
Oct 2, 2021
Hurr Single Session Saturday Fall Invite
Oct 2, 2021
Oct 9, 2021
RAYS LC Invite
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
SA - October Invite
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
|Zone Team Open Water
All Open Water Qualifying races will offer 8 spots for the Open
Water Zone team. One each of the top times for each gender and
prospective age group for the 2022 races.
Qualifying Time Period
Qualifying period is just this 2021 long course season through
2021-22 short course season. No specific meets.
Qualifying Age Information
The FINA age-up date is December 31 of the
competition year (2022), which means that even though the Southern
Zone Open Water race will take place in early-mid 2022, they will
be competing with how old they are on December 31, 2022. If your
swimmer will be 11-12 by Dec. 31, 2022, they will have to swim the
1 mile swim, if they will be 13-14, 15-16, or 17 & over by Dec
31, 2022 they will have to swim the 3.5 mile swim to qualify for
the Zone team.
1. All Open Water Qualifying races will offer 8 spots for the Open
Water Zone team. One each of the top times for each gender and
prospective age group using the Age as of December 31, 2022
2. The remaining spots for each age group will be selected on
highest power points in the 800m, 1500m, 1000y, 1650y for 13 &
over; and 400m, 800m, 1500m, 500y, 1000y, 1650y for 11-12.
Disability Swimmer Qualification
Last few years were the first years selecting disability swimmers
to participate in the Open Water Zone meet, and although the Open
Water Competition was cancelled for 2019, we are committed to
offering this opportunity to our disability swimmers. As we are the
first LSC offering this opportunity for disability athletes and
this will be the first year for them competing in the competition
we will be offering 2 spots for male athletes, and 2 spots
for female athletes.
These spots will be decided at the same time as the second
half of the team 2-3 months prior to the Open Water Zone
Due to the nature of Open Water Swimming, we will be requiring
that all disability athletes applying for Open Water Zone must have
Open Water experience. We encourage all Georgia Swimming athletes
to participate in the qualifier race, as this is great experience,
as well as the Zone Staff will be present at the
These spots will be offered to the swimmers with the highest power
points in their prospective age groups
THE AGE UP DATE FOR OPEN WATER ZONES IS
On May 2nd, the Georgia Swimming Board came together and reviewed
our mission statement and vision for the LSC. The board then took
the results from the membership and came up the goals to explore
for the quad.
Click here for the Goals.
The Officials and Tech Planning have come up with goals for the
quad to better the LSC and Championship Meets.
Click here for more
|Coaches and Club
If you have not started to use the Member Data Validation process,
please do so now. This will help keep information current and
correct. Sometimes, information does get scrambled or incorrect
addresses never updated.
The Member Data Validation Service (MDVS) for clubs provides for
integrating club databases hosted by third-party swim team
management software vendors with the USA Swimming member database
called SWIMS. The goal of the service is to improve the
quality of data for both the club and USA Swimming.
Depending on the vendor implementation, it provides club
registrars with the ability to compare the information in their
member database with the information in SWIMS to ensure they are in
sync with each other.
Click here to learn how
If you are still struggling on how to use the MDVS, please contact
Lora Thompson at [email protected]
Georgia Swimming All Star Towels
2020-2021 SCY Season / 2021 LCM Season
If your swimmer has achived the status of All-Star, you
here to fill out a form to ensure they receive their towel
in May 2022.
Each towel is embroidered with the athletes name and their
accomplishment (one of the following) for the 2020 - 2021 SCY
Season and 2021 LCM season:
- Scholastic All-American
- Junior Nationals
- Senior Nationals
- Olympic Trials
- Para Trials
- Para Pan Pacs
- Para Worlds, etc.
- If your swimmer is a disability swimmer and they attended Zone,
they are eligible receive an All-Star towel
Those swimmers who only hit the "AAA" time standard will only
have their name on the towel. Those who hit "AAAA" or higher will
have the highest level of standard on their towel.
|On September 1st, all clubs must be complaint with
the new MAAPP 2.0 Policy. If you have not started the process,
please do so by visiting the USA Swimming website to review all the changes
and to watch the recording of the new policy. If you still have
questions, please email Safe Sport at s[email protected].|
If your club has not updated their MAAPP policy to the new one and
are Safe Sport certified, That club is not longer in good standing
with SAfe Sport and USA Swimming.
today, Georgia Swimming has 24 clubs that have earned their
Safe Sport Recognition: ABSC, BAY, BOOM, BT, CBF, DAQ, DCS, DYNA,
GA, GOLD, LA, LIFE, OAC, PSC, RAYS, SA, SEGA, SHOC, SPAC,
SUMM, TRSC, USAC, VAST, WRA
|New Safe Sport Club Recognition
Effective April 6, 2021, USA Swimming member clubs who become
Safe Sport Recognized are eligible to receive additional incentives
approved by the Keeping Athletes First Working Group.
Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) with the following percentages of
member clubs achieving Safe Sport Club Recognition within the
stated timeframes will receive the financial incentive and Match-Up
Promotions coupon codes detailed below*:
25% of member clubs in the geographic territory achieve
Recognition by May 1, 2021: $1,500 and $200 Match-Up coupon code.
50% of member clubs in the geographic territory achieve
Recognition by June 15, 2021: $2,000 and $300 Match-Up coupon code.
75% of member clubs in the geographic territory achieve
Recognition by July 1, 2021: $2,500 and $400 Match-Up coupon code.
100% of member clubs in the geographic territory achieve
Recognition by September 1, 2021: $3,000 and $500 Match-Up coupon
Additionally, upon achieving Safe Sport Club Recognition, USA
Swimming will send member clubs a USA Swimming Safe Sport branded
pop-up changing tent.
If your team is not Safe Sport
Certified, please reach out to our Safe Sport Chair
to help with the process or click here for a reference
Did you hear? We have Georgia LSC Swim gear now!
You can now rep our LSC by clicking on the link below to
Sept. 26 & Nov. 19-21
Audience: Every level of coach
This will be a three-part virtual series with an in-person
opportunity at the end of the year. Each will focus on a different
Georgia Swimming College Commits
Help us celebrate our recent college commits!
Congrats and good luck with your future careers! If you have a
recent commit, please email them along with a picture
to [email protected]
with the name and college
and they will be posted and shared in future newsletters.
Safe Sport is such an important aspect for all USA Swimming
members, and we are committed to promoting safety within our
club teams, officials, and everyone else associated with our
It is crucial for our members to understand when to report an
incident that has occurred, and to be on the lookout and get
educated about the red flags. This way, we can keep all of our
athletes safe and allow our parents to be aware as well.
To learn more about all information regarding Safe Sport for USA
Swimming, please use this link.