June 23, 2020
Illinois Swimming Clubs-
USA Swimming has announced that efffective immediately all club board members must be currently registered non-athletes. This will include the non-athlete registration form and fee, completion of a background check and the Athlete Protection Training.
As you know, we started the 2021 membership year for all members on June 1st of this year. The 2021 membership year will end on December 31, 2021. If any of your club board members are current Coaches or Officials they have all ready met the club board member requirements as 2020 members. All 2020 memberships will expire on December 31, 2020.
In addition, effective January 1, 2021 All clubs must have either (i) at least one member coach, plus a board of directors or other governing body; or (ii) at least two member coaches to ensure that there are at least two adult authorities at each member club for communication and accountability purposes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these new requirements please contact me at the Illinois Swimming office.