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Happy New Year Georgia Swimming!

Welcome to 2020 Georgia Swimming! It is a new year full of incredible opportunities and we are excited for the future of our LSC.



All Star Towel Information

It's that time of year! The list is posted here on the website!Orders are due February 7th. Here is the information and directions for ordering towels:

Georgia Swimming produces towels annually for our top athletes based on performance. We currently coordinate the order by compiling the qualified names (approximately 1,000), confirming interest by the qualified athletes (approximately 800), collecting payment from roughly 70 teams, formatting the order list, and placing the order with the selected vendor.

Each towel is embroidered with the athlete’s name and their accomplishment (one of the following): 

  • AAA
  • AAAA
  • Scholastic All American
  • Junior Nationals
  • Senior Nationals
  • Para Pan Pacs, Worlds, etc.

Please follow the directions closely and pay attention to the dates as well:

  • Download the file and check the spelling of the names, say yes or no if they want a towel
  • If they are with a different club, specify which club if it is known
  • Fill out the contact information so we know who to bill and contact if needed
  • Email your list to admin@gaswim.org



First Ever Georgia Swimming LSC Summit in 2020

Are you a club athlete representative that wants to make a difference in our LSC? Do you want to learn more about how an LSC works while also sharpening goal making skills, leadership skills, and more? This year Georgia Swimming LSC is hosting it's first ever LSC Summit (and it is FREE plus you will get some free stuff!), which is copied after the USA Swimming Summit that we send an athlete to every single year. Our athletes always come back wanting to help our LSC and share what they learned, so instead we are bringing it to Georgia!

We are selecting 20 athletes and they must be athlete representatives for their clubs and in high school. It will include a pool session, catered lunch and snacks, governance session, safe sport, team building activities, and also a guest speaker who will talk about leadership! This looks great on a resume and has no cost to our athletes. We are excited for the future of Georgia Swimming and we want to give back to our atheltes. Apply here today! Closes February 3rd!

When: February 29th starting at 10am and ending around 5/6 pm
Where: GAC pool and buildings in Norcross, GA

 2020 National Diversity Select Camp 

The National Diversity Select Camp application and information is live as of January 6 at  USASwimming.org.  It's open until Feb. 7 2020 so apply today! Our athletes who have attended in the past have had a blast and have learned more than they could imagine. 

It would be great to have some Georgia Swimming Diversity attendees! Apply here. 

Georgia Swimming College Commits

Help us celebrate our recent college commits! Congrats and good luck with your future careers! If you have a recent commmit, please email them along with a picture to intern@gaswim.org with the name and college and they will be posted and shared in the future. 

Connor Haigh - University of Georgia
Camryn Lewis- Eastern Illinois University
Kamden Batchik - Youngstown State University
Allie Workman - Catawba College
Will Guzman - Rhodes College
Will Houghton - Carson Newman University
Amanda Cesario - Wingate University
Jocelyn Helsby - Birmingham-Southern College
Andrew Simmons - Auburn University
Lexi Crosby - Berry College
Landon Clark - Gardner-Webb
Zach Nepogoda - Union College
Grant Allison - Georgia Tech

Georgia Swimming Open Applications
 

The 2020 Southern Zone Open Water Championships will be held in Chattanooga, TN from May 29th-31st.

Selection: Athletes for the Open Water Zone Team are chosen through an application process. The age groups eligible to apply are 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and Open. There will be four boys and four girls in each age group selected. Anyone who is 19 and older and/or not currently in high school is welcome to apply for the Open age group but will be asked to travel on their own if qualified. Age group is based off of swimmer's age on the last day of the competition year (December 31, 2019). View all selection criteria under  Athlete Selection.

Apply here. The deadline is March 20th, 2020.

This year's trip to Chattanooga, TN will be $400 per athlete. All transportation, lodging, and meals are included.
 

2020 Georgia LSC Coaching Staff Application

Please understand that by filling out this application you are committing yourself to Georgia Swimming for the duration of the Select Camp, Open Water, or Age Group Zone Meet, which may include days prior to and following the meet itself. You will also be required to sign the LSC Team Travel Agreement & Code of Conduct, fulfill a mandatory pre-trip training and/or fulfill other requirements as determined by the LSC.

Application Deadline: 6 pm on February 21, 2020. Apply here.

BETSY DUNBAR AWARD

An award of $1,000 will be presented every year to a Georgia swimmer who is currently in their fourth year of collegiate swimming. The Georgia Swimming Board of Directors will evaluate all nominees for this award on the basis of leadership, performance and academic achievement. To be nominated, the swimmer must have represented the Georgia LSC for their entire senior year prior to college and also every summer during their college career.

Nomination Period Opens: January 21, 2020
Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2020

Betsy Dunbar Nomination Form (Word)
Betsy Dunbar Nomination Form (PDF)

BILL YOUNG AWARD
The Bill Young Award is presented annually to a swimmer who graduate from high school during the spring of this competitive swim year. The Georgia Swimming Board of Directors will evaluate all nominees for this award based partially on swimming achievements and of equal importance, participation in and recognized achieved for non-swimming activities, such as scholarship and school-related activities, church and community service, etc. 

Nomination Period Opens: January 21, 2020
Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2020

Bill Young Nomination Form (Word)
Bill Young Nomination Form (PDF)

 

Georgia Swimming Partners with the Atlanta Hawks for Swim Nights
Don't miss out on a really fun promo night called "Swim Team Nights" just for Georgia Swimming! 

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 still live and you can go here to find it!
 

Latest News:
1/21/20

Teaching Tuesday: Doing More, Becoming Great
1/20/20
GA Swimming Recent College Commits 1.20.20
1/16/20
Upcoming Paralympics Info
1/14/20
Teaching Tuesday: Learning to Rise, Despite Failure
1/14/20
2020 National Diversity Select Camp Application
1/14/20
Teaching Tuesday: Learning to Rise, Despite Failure
 
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:

Stroke and Turn Training
Jan 12 6-8:30

Deck Referee Training
Jan 26 6-8:00

Starter Training
Jan 28 7-9:00

*Requires prerequisites.

Please RSVP to
Clarice Wasmuth
cwasmuth@comcast.net
for all trainings.
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