Weekly Update 10.23.19

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Upcoming Events


Nov 13-17

BOD Conference Call (13)

Woodie B. Malone (15-17)

Freestyle Frenzy (16)


Registrar Information

Effective 10/19/19, please mail all registration/membership documents and payments to Lora Thompson at the following new address:
155 Carlisle Court
Bogart, GA 30622

Life Time Swim Cullen Jones Clinic

When: November 16 or 17th

Time: 10am-12pm (11 years and under), 1-4pm (12 and older)

Cost: 12 and under - $225 for member, $250 for non-member, 12 and older - $250 for member, $275 for non-member Olympic and personal stories
Race an Olympian
Q and A
Hands on stroke clinic; all 4 strokes, starts and turns
Pictures with Gold/Silver Olympic medals

Register by 11/1 and receive $100 off your enrollment!

For more info call 678-722-5923 or email gajcaquaticsmanager@ltlife.com


Georgia Swimming Partners with the Atlanta Hawks for Swim Nights

We are super happy to announce that this year, we are partnering with the Atlanta Hawks and doing really fun promo nights called "Swim Team Nights" just for Georgia Swimming! 

FRIDAY, DEC. 27TH VS. MIL BUCKS | 7:30PM Starts at $55
SATURDAY, JAN. 4TH VS. IND PACERS | 7:30PM Starts at $38
FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD VS. CHA HORNETS | 7:30PM Starts at $38

With this package, you will also receive a really awesome free swim towel, courtesy of the Hawks. We are hoping this is a way for athletes, volunteers, families, and coaches within clubs to get together with other clubs within the Georgia LSC. We love our LSC and we hope you enjoy these opportunities!

The link is officially live now and you can go here to find it.
Ps. Important Info...

The AG State meet date was changed this year, due to facility scheduling conflicts out of our control. This was discussed in the Age Group committee meeting, and officially changed during Tech Planning at our HOD meetings. 

2019/2020 Age Group and Senior Cuts

The 2020 Age Group State Cuts for SCY and Senior State LCM cuts are available and posted on the website now! The Age Group committee voted to establish the cuts for the afternoon JO session at the State Champs at 5% off of the State cut for each event - the spreadsheet with the actual times should be available within the next week or two.  You can check out the cuts here

USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial
Starting September 1, all coach members will be required to complete an annual USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial (CAT) course by January 1, 2020. This 20-minute video course (presented in four modules) was added following discussions with the Age Group Anti-Doping Task Force and will be available on the LEARN platform, covering WADA code, checking medications, the testing process and a coach’s role in the clean sport movement. The latter is an incredibly significant element of the training that is crucial at all age levels. Renewal date for this course will be one year from completion date. Please direct questions about the USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial to learn@usaswimming.org.
Athlete Protection Training
In response to member feedback, beginning September 1, 2019, you may notice the next time you log in that the three courses of the Athlete Protection Training have been streamlined into one. The training course continues to be produced by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and must be completed annually with a renewal date one year from the completion date. All adult athlete and non-athlete members must complete this training. This includes coaches, officials, Junior Coaches and anyone authorized to have regular contact with or authority over a minor athlete. Please direct questions about the Athlete Protection Training to learn@usaswimming.org.   
Concussion Protocol Training
This requirement is new for all coaches and officials in 2020. Though several states have previously passed concussion education requirements, USA Swimming will now require all coaches and officials complete Concussion Protocol Training by January 1, 2020.

· Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), as well as individual states’ required courses will satisfy the USA Swimming requirement. (For example, if a coach lives/coaches in a state with a concussion education requirement, he/she must only complete this requirement and will not need to complete an additional course). Many high school coaches will have already completed the NFHS training.
· For USA Swimming membership, coaches and officials must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once. Individual states may require annual or continuing education and coaches/officials must abide by the requirements of their home state or states in which they coach or officiate.
· This requirement is necessary to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents, ensuring our insurers will continue to provide liability insurance protection to USA Swimming, coaches, officials and clubs.
· Please direct questions about Concussion Protocol Training to George Ward at gward@usaswimming.org
Beginning September 1st, there will be a $5.00 transfer fee for each athlete transfer within the LSC. This fee will be waived when accompanied by a renewal in the months of September – December. The fee will also be waived if it has been more than one year since the athlete was registered with USA Swimming. There is no transfer fee for athletes coming to Georgia Swimming from another LSC. There is no transfer fee for non-athlete members.

Towel Voting is Open!

First round for the All-Star towel design voting has opened. Vote today by clicking here! Round 1 is open until October 30th. 

Latest News:

Teaching Tuesday: Proper Recovery
Round One Towel Voting
Life Time Swim Hosts Swim Clinic with Cullen Jones
Teaching Tuesday: Mental Training - Positivity
Teaching Tuesday: Importance of Mental Health Awareness in Swimming
Teaching Tuesday: How to Jumpstart the Season
Star Swimmer Veronica Burchill Joins Staff as New GA Swim Intern
McKenzie Coan on S7 400 Free World Title: 'It Means Everything to Me'
NISCA is Proud to Announce the NISCA U.S. Para Swimming All America Program.
For Clubs & Families
New Year, New Goals

If your club or swimmers have made any personal or swimming goals, we want to know! Send us a photo and a quote, caption, or list of goals and you could appear on the Georgia Swimming social media! Send us a direct message on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or email us.
For Officials
Below are upcoming online trainings:

Thursday, October 24th from 7:00p to 9:00p
Starter Training

Sunday, October 27th from 7:00p to 8:30p
Admin Training

Thursday, November 7th from 7:00p to 9:30 pm
Stroke & Turn Judge (entry point to become a “wet” Official)

*Requires prerequisites.

Please RSVP to
Clarice Wasmuth
for all trainings.
Georgia Swimming Officials Polos

Order Link
Username: gaswim
Password: official2
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