March 12, 2020
NTA Athletes and Families –
Please read this entire email...
NCSAs has been postponed indefinitely and Age Group State & Central Sectionals have been cancelled as USA Swimming has banned all competitions for the next 30 days.
Both NCSA & ISI are working to
look for a postponement procedure and if they’re going to
look to reschedule after that 30-day ban. We will communicate that
out if we are able to create racing opportunities at that
Refunds/charges for meets will be determined as we work through the cost of the meets and refund policies of the host clubs.
We were optimistic and kept a strong faith that the pandemic would hold off a little longer, but the health of our athletes, families and community are paramount. These decisions are made for the greater good and we are confident that these decisions help encourage the eradication of COVID-19.
With this decision in mind and, more
importantly, for the well-being of our athletes and families and
our community as a whole - we will be cancelling ALL workouts until
March 29th and will re-evaluate restarting
workouts based on the availability of facilities at that time.
The physical team office will also be closed, so please direct any questions to staff via email.
This, no doubt, will be disappointing for many of our athletes, and it is easy to dwell on the loss that they no doubt will feel. Let them feel grief but let them understand the importance of the greater good that these decisions were made. Encourage them to learn to appreciate each opportunity to race and how they will frame future racing opportunities big or small as a chance to be excellent.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.