September Sanctioning and Meets

Dear North Texas Swimming Coaches, Officials, Parents, and Athletes, 

We held a North Texas Swimming Board of Directors meeting last night. One of the major items we discussed was September swim meets and sanctioning.  After much discussion surrounding the concept of ‘crawl, walk, run’ and ensuring the safety of all athletes and members, the following motions were PASSED for September sanctioning:

Motion 1)

Provided the sanctioning authority given by USA Swimming is not more restrictive, for the month of September 2020, North Texas Swimming Inc. will sanction Intrasquad, Dual meets, meets with no more than 6 teams and multi-location virtual meets, with no more than 80 swimmers per session, except for a facility that has 16 or more 25 yd lanes, the maximum number of swimmers per session is increased to 120. Exceptions can be considered by the NTSi Board of Directors. 

Motion 2)

Any sanction application for any meets taking place Oct 15, 2020 or after, complete and correct sanction application and meet announcement must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the first day of the meet.  The current fines & fees for missing the deadline and re-sanctioning as stipulated in the NTSi Policy and Procedures will remain in place.

I cannot stress the fact that we must work diligently to ensure current COVID safety protocols are actively enforced at all times.  If teams have not held a swim meet under new COVID restrictions, I would highly encourage team leaders and meet officials to reach out to the following persons for guidance in determining effective meet protocols and sanctions:
Kenneth Chung: (Officials Chair)
Gloria Schuldt: (Sanctioning Chair and SWIMS)
Karen Rourke: (Database info & SWIMS)
Robin Magan: (Database info & SWIMS)
Please help us in demonstrating that SWIMMING is a SAFE and that ALL TEAMS do follow COVID guidelines through the entirety of swim meets and practices.  We want to continue moving forward in and not backwards for return to competition.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 
Thank you for doing your part to keep SWIMMING a COVID safe sport!
Suzanne Dangelmaier
General Chair
214-793-4773 (mobile)