Weekly Update 9.30.2020


Upcoming events:

Race, Sport & Social Change: Learning with Team USA Event:

October 1 at 3:30 pm

October BOD Meeting:

October 14 at 8:30 pm


USA Swimming Health Insurance
for Coaches Infomation

USA Swimming has released information regarding new health insurance for coaches and team leaders. To read about it, use this link. 

Race, Sport & Social Change:
Learning with Team USA Event

Team USA is putting on an event for supporting learning about race, sport, and social change on October 1st, 2020. This event will feature Simone Manuel and is a great opportunity to learn more about athletics and influencing social change.

To get tickets to this event, use this link.

To learn more about the Learning with Team USA initiative, use this link. 

U.S. Para Swimming Updates

Check out the website for the newest updates here.

U.S. Para Swimming Articles

1. Swimming World Magazine - Swimming Without the Line: How Blind Swimmers Adapt
2. 10 Things You Should Know About Being Blind During a Pandemic


USA Swimming Safe Sport Incentives

USA Swimming will be announcing incentives for clubs achieving Safe Sport Recognition. We were asked not to disclose the details of the incentives as they will be announced with a splash in a couple of weeks.  I will share as much information as I can. 
 If you want to receive one or both of the incentives your club must be one of the first 1500 clubs nationwide to achieve Safe Sport Recognition. Currently, there are 365 clubs that are Safe Sport recognized. There are a total of 3,200 clubs in the United States.  But, 500 more clubs have started the process. So if you are interested, you need to get off the block and finish before another 1,100 clubs finish before you.
One incentive is financial. The other involves a visit. Your club will be disappointed if you are not one of the first 1,500.
Thus far, we have 12 Safe Sport recognized teams in Georgia so these clubs will receive the incentives. I would love to have every club Safe Sport Recognized by the end of June to ensure you receive the incentives. Please contact me to talk about what you need to make this recognition happen for your club.

Thanks so much. 
Ceci Christy
Georgia Swimming Safe Sport Director
USAS Southern Zone Safe Sport Director

Georgia Swimming College Commits

Help us celebrate our recent college commits! Congrats and good luck with your future careers! If you have a recent commit, please email them along with a picture to veronica@gaswim.org with the name and college and they will be posted and shared in the future. 

Congratulations to our newest commits:
Katelyn Morris - UMBC

Teaching Tuesday: Freestyle Technique Resources

For the final stroke technique in this series, we give you helpful resources for freestyle. As with the other strokes, body line is an important aspect of freestyle, along with a strong kick and proper high elbow catch. Some freestyle strokes vary by person, but the general concepts are the same.

Read more here. 

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Swimming Without The Black Line: How Blind Athletes Adapt Article
Teaching Tuesday: Breaststroke Technique Resources 
10 Things You Should Know About Being Blind During A Pandemic Article 
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