By USA Swimming | Thursday, March 12, 2020
course of the last seven days, let alone the last 24 hours, the
coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted unprecedented changes within
the world of sport.
leadership team has been meeting daily to discuss the most
up-to-date information and the associated effects on our
prioritizing the health and wellness of all our members, as of
March 12, USA Swimming has made the decision to suspend all our
events, camps, conferences, or any occasion that requires
individuals to travel and gather for the next 30 days.
strongly recommend that our Local Swimming Committees (LSC) and
clubs suspend all USA Swimming sanctioned competitions across the
country for the next 30 days.
information about the TYR Pro Swim Series at Mission Viejo, an
officially approved FINA qualifying competition for the Olympic
Games Tokyo 2020, will be shared within the next few days.
continue to stress the importance of preventing the spread of
infection and share the following information being circulated by
- Avoid getting closer than six
feet to anyone coughing or sneezing;
- Wash your hands frequently with
soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95%
alcohol. This is especially important after going to the bathroom,
before eating, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose
- Cover your mouth with a tissue
or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the
trash, and then wash your hands;
- Stay home if you are sick, and
away from the pool and from fellow team members;
- Clean and disinfect frequently
touched surfaces regularly;
- Monitor the WHO and CDC
websites for travel advisories and follow their recommendations.
is encouraged to seek further information using the CDC and the WHO
or personal concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) should be
directed to your local healthcare provider.
remains a dynamic situation and we will update our decisions and
recommendations on a regular basis.