March 16, 2020
From the Head Coach Chris Duncan
In an effort to keep you updated on the very latest information, this is from USA Swimming. This is not a ban on practices but a suspension of competitions through April 30th.
Dear USA Swimming Members,
Thank you to everyone for your support and commitment as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters.
Throughout the entire country, there is a very real and intense effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As responsible leaders, we need to continue to take appropriate steps and ensure that every decision we make is one with a focus on the health and safety of our athletes, members, staff, and volunteers.
Therefore, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, California, and postpone the combined Open Water National and Junior National Championships, which was scheduled for Fort Myers at the end of April.
Our prior suspension of all events, camps, conferences, or any occasion that requires individuals to travel and gather now also extends through April 30, 2020. Additional meet updates will be shared within the next couple of days. This will continue to be reevaluated as further information becomes available.
We understand the real and delicate balance between training and event preparation, and our role in society and this country. We ask that clubs limit practices and trainings as recommended by their local health organization and/or the CDC. Everyone can and should play an important role in safeguarding vulnerable, high risk or symptomatic people. Further information on this newest guideline can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html.
We cannot thank you enough for doing your part in keeping our members safe. Our thoughts are with all of you and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
For the most up-to-date news from our organization please continue to visit www.usaswimming.org/coronavirus.