MW Swimming cancels 2020 Long Course season
Midwestern Swimming has made the decision to cancel all planned summer meets. After gathering input from local public health officials, government officials, USA Swimming staff, and several coaches from MWS clubs, it was decided that MWS would not be able to safely operate in a way that did not put overwhelming logistical and organizational pressures on teams for the 2020 summer long course season.
The decision to cancel the 2020 summer long course season was decided with the safety and well-being of our members as our top priority. “The decision to cancel Midwestern Swimming’s meet schedule this summer came after careful and informed deliberation,” said Carol Olson, General Chair for Midwestern Swimming. “This decision appropriately places emphasis on the health and safety of our athletes, families, coaches and officials as our organization navigates the next few months.”
We know this will be sad for our swimmers, families, and clubs, but given the current conditions, we feel the best decision has been made, considering that most programs do not have any water availability at this time and do not know when any water may again be available.
USA Swimming has put a moratorium on all sanctions through June 30, 2020. Because of the fluid-situation, MWS board members and coaches will continue to meet on a regular basis, on a local level and with USA Swimming to evaluate the current situation and how to safely get swimmers back in the water.
Please refer to USA Swimming's website and Midwestern Swimming's website for news and resources. We recommend that you stay informed through these resources throughout the coming weeks, months as we plan for a return to the water.
Please stay safe! Hope to see our clubs back in the water soon!
Midwestern Swimming Sanction Committee
Midwestern Swimming Board of Directors