Weekly Update 4.8.20


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Upcoming Events - all santioned meets are canceled until April 30th
Deck Referee class for Sunday, April 19th 4p to 6p.

Starter Class for Tuesday, April 21st  7p to 9p
Prerequisites are required for both of these courses – reach out to Clarice Wasmuth cwasmuth@comcast.net




USA Swimming Statement Regarding the Postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games


By USA Swimming  | Tuesday, March 24, 2020

“In this globally unprecedented time, today’s joint announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 organizers was the responsible, though understandably difficult decision to make. We are incredibly thankful to have stood next to the USOPC, fellow U.S. national sports governing bodies and sport federations around the world in advocating for the health and safety of our athletes, members and their families. All athletes around the world can now focus on what is most important – safeguarding their health and being good global citizens in the wake of this extraordinary pandemic.

“We will work with our athletes, coaches, teams and committees to shift our preparations, and schedule a calendar of events that properly readies our team for 2021. We will work closely with the USOPC on rescheduling the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming to best align with Olympic Games preparations as further details become known.

“Most importantly, we will focus on finding ways to support our 400,000 members and their communities, and strategizing with our more than 3,000 clubs to ensure they are well-placed to come out of this stronger than ever.”  


Tim Hinchey III

USA Swimming Chief Executive Officer

The Georgia Swimming LSC Task Force will be posting updated information and helpful links for swimmers, coaches and clubs to deal with these unusual times. Look for that information in the next day or two, to be posted on this website and sent out to clubs via email.

From the Georgia Swimming LSC Board – Please stay safe and adhere to all national, state, regional and local regulations and guidelines; for your health and the health of all those around you.

Share With Us!

We know this time out of the pool and the unknowns are super tough to deal with, but we want to share good news, funny pictures, and anything positive that you guys are doing out of the pool/as a family/as a team. If you have a cool story or picture/short video, shoot an email to our Executive Coordinator Megan Kingsley at admin@gaswim.org. We are so proud of how our LSC is staying strong out of the pool!

COVID-19 Resources

Georgia Swimming members, we know this is a time full of unknowns and adversities, but we are here to help the best way we can. If you have questions, concerns, your club needs help, etc. we are here to support you in any way possible.

We are posting resources and updates here on the website (tab named COVID-19)  for all members of our LSC to use, as we are following USA Swimming's and the CDC's guidelines, and we suggest others do the same. We are posting USA Swimming updates, GSI updates, Select Camp updates, and other resources that we find would be helpful for our members. We hope everyone stays healthy and safe!

If you have a question or need help from the LSC, please send an email to Megan Kingsley, Executive Coordinator, at admin@gaswim.org and the email will be passed to the board and others as needed.

2020 Spring LSC Meetings

We are working on alternate options for our Spring LSC meetings. The task force meets weekly to discuss urgent COVID-19 needs first, then working on the LSC business next. Please stay tuned, checking your emails for updates and also checking the gaswim.org website as well. 


Georgia Swimming Age Group State Cuts LCM Released

Thank you to our Age Group Committee who has worked so hard for our age group swimmers and for putting together this year's cuts. You can find them here on the website

JO cuts have also been released for this summer and you can find those here on the website.

Coaches Chosen For Open Water Zones & Age Group Zones 

Unfortunately, we recenty received news that Open Water Zones has been canceled. 

Age Group:
Head Coach: Jennifer Bowers(HURR)
Assistant Coaches- Fred Lamback(ASL/BLAZE)
Jesse Lewis-DYNA
Kate Morgan-VAST
Luke Osgood-GOLD
Dexter Brown-TWS
Michael Mahroum-SA
David Menchinger-SCAT
Team Manager- Sydney Pepper-DYNA
Alternates: Chip Holland-SHOC, John Eife-Camden County

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. 

Austyn Woods - Georgia Southern
Nick Bohn - University of Alabama
Jake Taulbee - Cleveland State
Jasim Abu Dan - Lynn Univ.
Matt Steele - Georgia Tech
Sarah-Grace Thompson - LSU
Riley Byers - Barton College
Jenna Davis - Messiah College
Alex Gonzalez - U. of Iowa
Bear Breaze - Berry
Henry Bethel - Auburn
Erin Hood - Georgetown
Peyton Curry - LSU
Parker Bragg - LSU
Alex Clark - Air Force

Georgia Swimming Open Applications
Apply now!

BETSY DUNBAR AWARD - extended deadline

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: April 15, 2020

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

BILL YOUNG AWARD - extended deadline
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: April 15, 2020

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

Teaching Tuesday: Visualization For When the Pool Is Not Open

No pool to train at? Nowhere to go? Try using visualization to prepare yourself for next season! With visualization, you are in control of the outcomes of practices, meets, and your own feelings in each scenario, so you have the power to dictate how you would respond and react in various settings.

Visualization can allow swimmers to feel more confident in their races and training because they can control the outcomes of what they envision. More confidence can often lead swimmers to have better performances when they eventually live out a scenario they have previously visualized.

Read more here.

Latest News:
Teaching Tuesday: How Journaling Can Help You
Latest USA Swimming Notice - Insurance Coverage
IOC Sets Dates For Postponed Olympics
Georgia Select Camp Updates
USA Swimming Insurance & What is Covered
Olympics Will Be Delayed
GSI Board Makes COVID-19 Statement
Teaching Tuesday: Warm Up Stretches
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 April 14
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

*Requires prerequisites.

Please RSVP to
Clarice Wasmuth
for all trainings.
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