Lindsay's Law - Required for All Parents/Athletes

Parents/Athletes, the following is required training by the State of Ohio, Southwest Ohio YMCA Swim League, and Ohio Swimming.

  • All Athletes participating in sports in the State of Ohio are required to take this training at the beginning of each sports season.
  • All Parents and Athletes must watch the video, read the handout, and submit a complete signature form. Submit to Coach Miriam via her mailbox located on the pool deck.
  • If you already completed the training for another Fall 2018 sport, e.g. soccer, football, etc., the Stingrays will accept a copy of the signature form submitted for that sport.

Again, all Stingrays are required to complete this requirement no later than November 1. Failure to do so may inpact your ability to participate. Thank you!


Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.  Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Who is Lindsay?
Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."


Lindsay’s Law
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017. 

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For parents/guardians and  youth athletes:

  • Step One:  Watch this Video with Your Athlete.  Required video    If you are concerned about watching this with very young athletes, you may want to view it first and then share information with them.
  • Step Two:  Review the Informational Handout  Required SCA Informational Handout 
  • Step Three:  Fill Out and Sign Form for EACH Athlet Required Signature Form 
  • Step Four: Turn In Signed Form(s) in Coach Miriam's Mailbox on the Pool Deck no later than November 1