September 19, 2014
As some of you may or may have not noticed Coach Jason has been off the pool deck this week as he attends the USAS (US Aquatics Sports Convention). The convention encompasses all aquatics sports including USA Swimming,US Masters Swimming, water polo, synchro and diving. The USAS annual convention provides an opportunity for USA Swimming to gather all of its delegates together for the purpose of making decisions that will affect the future of our sport. We elect our officers, vote on rules and legislation and discuss and plan programs that will continue our tradition of excellence in the sport of swimming.
A few items presented, discussed and voted on are the 2015 budget, many major USA board positions as well as rule updates and changes. As a Senior member of the GULF board of directors Jason is a voting delegate for GULF swimming at this convention. While the loss of a coach on deck is never ideal for a swim team, RICE Aquatics and the GULF encourages all members to be active in the sport of swimming at every level.
In addition to Jason's attendance our own master swimmer David Gurthrie will be inducted into the USMS Hall of Fame friday night. If you happen to see David on the deck at practice make sure to say congratluations.
If you have any questions about the USAS convention or topics discussed please feel ree to catch Jason on the deck.