Weekly Newsletter 11.17.21
 

 
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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

Georgia Swimming All Star Towels
2020-2021 SCY Season / 2021 LCM Season



If your swimmer has achived the status of All-Star, you can  click here to fill out a form to ensure they receive their towel in May 2022. For a complete list of all Georgia Swimming All Stars, click here

The first deadline has passed.
A new order will be placed after January 31st

Each towel is embroidered with the athlete’s name and their accomplishment (one of the following) for the 2020 - 2021 SCY Season and 2021 LCM season: 

  • AAA
  • AAAA
  • Scholastic All-American
  • Junior Nationals
  • Senior Nationals
  • Futures
  • 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.

If your team or company is hiring, please send us your job description and contact information
to[email protected]

Current Job Posting Click Here

Here is a list of Teams looking for Coaches:
LifeTime
Dynamo
Three Rivers
Douglas County Stingrays
Southern Crescent Aquatic Team
Rountree Recreation
Upcoming Meetings and Events
BOD Meetings
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
TBA
All Meetings are at 8:00 PM

Senior Committee
December 5th @ Senior State
after prelims

Tech Planning Committee
December 13
January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
*Check wbsite for time

Coaches Committee Town Hall Meetings
TBA


Diversity, Equality, Inclusion Committee
TBA

Safe Sport Committee
TBA

Athletes Committee
TBA

Operational Risk Commitee
November @ 8:00 PM (postponed)

Finance Committee 
All meetings start at 7:30 PM
December 14th
January 11th
Febuary 8th
March 8th
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
       
Minutes from all committee Meetings
Officials Clinic and Meetings
Officials Meetings/Clinic

Georgia Officials Clinics


HELP NEEDED – No Experience Required.
Looking for swim parents who want to experience and understand their child’s love of swimming. Applications (emails of interest) currently being accepted for Stroke & Turn Judge Officials and Administrative Officials.  No previous swimming experience needed. Classes are online at your convenience and apprentice sessions will teach you everything you need to know.
To Apply for these two positions and to watch a class, please reach out to Clarice Wasmuth at [email protected]


 
 
New Changes in the LSC


LSC Contact Information can be found here

Coaches and Club Admins, make sure you have updated the Georgia Swimming Treasurer's email if you have not done so. Joe's email is [email protected] 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 Standards

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
 

Georgia Swimming Forms

2022 NON-ATHLETE/COACH REGISTRATION FORM
Online Coach Registration
Online Officials/Non-Athlete Registration

2022 CLUB REGISTRATION FORM (must download to sign)

NEW CLUB INFORMATION

GA SWIMMING SANCTION MEET DESCRIPTION

GA SWIMMING APPLICATION FOR SANCTION

GA SWIMMING APPLICATION FOR APPROVED SANCTION
 

2022 ATHLETE REGISTRATION FORM  ( Printable Form)

2022 UNATTACHED ATHLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION  This form is only for unattached athletes, and should not be submitted by those who are members of a Georgia Swimming club.

2022 OUTREACH REGISTRATION FORM

 
Certification Renewal


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]
Upcoming Swim Meets

DYNA - Woodie B. Malone
Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

LINS - Marlins Invite
Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

SST - Freestyle Frenzy
Nov 20, 2021

Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 25, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021

Toyota U.S. Open
Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 4, 2021

GA Swimming Senior State
Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021

Boro Blast
Dec 5, 2021

2021 USA Swimming Junior Nationals
Dec 8, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021

ABSC - Quad City Meet (CLOSED)
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021

LA Annual Winter Classic
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021

TWS Invite
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021

DCS Candy Cane Meet
Dec 11, 2021

Jingle Bell Classic
Dec 12, 2021

Short Course World Championships
Dec 13, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021

Chattahoochee Gold Invite
Dec 17, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021


On May 2nd 2021, 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 Admins

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]

Safe Sport

 

 

NEW REPORTING NUMBER U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT: The U.S. Center for SafeSport has updated its reporting number. It is now 1-833-5US-SAFE (587-7233).

Renewals: Safe Sport Club Recognition status expires after two years. Clubs coming up on their expiration can start preparing their application 2 months prior to expiration. For more information on how clubs renew, visit  here or contact me at [email protected]

Parent & Athlete Zoom Trainings View the training dates through December here:  Training Opportunities Resource. All participants will need to register to attend training.  Please send this information to all your clubs.

Zone Meeting: The Southern Zone held an LSC Safe Sport Coordinator meeting, where we discussed current issues faced by the respective LSCs.

Safe Sport Recognition:  24 Clubs have achieved Safe Sport Recognition.  12 clubs have started the recognition process.  

 

 
Swag Shop
Did you hear? We have Georgia LSC Swim gear now!
You can now rep our LSC by clicking on the link below to order.
Click here
Women's Leadership Workshop
Sept. 26 & Nov. 19-21
Audience: Every level of coach
Register: http://bit.ly/3qn72iA

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 topic area.



We have a podcast now, check us out on Spotify

We have taken our video "Thank You" Series to a new level. 
Search for Thank you Thursdays on Spotify.

YouTube "Thank You" Video Series

YouTube video series interviewing coaches and officials in our LSC to thank them for all that they've done to help us through this crazy past year. These videos are a new take on our "Thank You Thursday" Series, and we posted 2 videos per month for season 1.  


Check out our YOUTUBE CHANNEL to view episodes from season 1. 
Season 2 is now streaming
S2E1 is Karl Krug


If you know of a Coach, Official, or Parent we should interview for our "Thank You" series, fill out this Google Form 

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. 

Congratulations to these Georgia swimmers on their college commitments:
Brooke Postell - Rollins College
Mac Shefchunas - Berry College
Kate Eaton - University of North Florida
Gavin Cullinan - Wheaton College 

Thank a Coach Month
 

November is Thank a Coach month! 

Within our Georgia LSC, we have so many of the greatest coaches that make a positive impact on their swimmers and the sport of swimming. So, show some gratitude towards your coaches this month with a few of these ideas:

  • Make a post on social media thanking your coach for all that they do
  • Write them a nice note 
  • Say thank you at a swim practice or dryland workout

These simple ways of thanking a coach can go a long way and show just how much you appreciate them helping you as a swimmer be a better person and athlete.

 

For more ideas on how to thank a coach, check out these links:

 

 
 
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