Georgia Coaches: Zoom Enterprise
We are currently taking orders for Georgia Swimming coaches to
have the Enterprise Zoom License.
For more information about this, click
To apply, use this link to the form: Zoom Form
Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion
Task Force Meeting
Georgia Swimming is hosting the first meeting for this new task
force on November 22nd at 4 pm. This task force was created to
address past, current, and future issues affecting our sport and
the larger communities we serve. This meeting will be held over
zoom and we encourage coaches, officials, and athlete members to
attend, listen to, and bring their thoughts and ideas.
To attend the zoom call, use this link: GASI
Zoom and be sure to follow the protocol for joining
Georiga Swimming Zoom calls which can be found on the gaswim.org
#ThankYouCoach Month is
November marks the start of USA Swimming’s coach
appreciation month! All month long, we’ll be celebrating our
amazing coaches across the country on our digital platforms using
#ThankYouCoach, but we need your help. We want each team to take
this opportunity to celebrate their coaches with us on their social
media platforms. Share your appreciation using #ThankYouCoach and
don't forget to tag @usaswimming along with @GA_Swimming. This year
has been tough for all of us, but especially for our coaches.
Let’s show them our gratitude!
Here are some ways your team can participate:
The possibilities are endless!
Sacrifices of a Swim Mom
Swimming World Magazine recently published an article displaying
all of the wonderful things that mothers of swimmers do for their
children. We want to say THANK YOU to all the Georgia Swimming moms
that do so much for not only their kids but for their child's club
teams and the sport of swimming as a whole. Your hard work,
dedication, and sacrifices do not go unnoticed. We appreciate all
that you do!
To read the article, use this
Swimming Health Insurance
for Coaches Infomation
USA Swimming has released information regarding new health
insurance for coaches and team leaders. To read about it,
Upcoming USA Swimming
USA Swimming has some exciting virtual events coming up, as well
as some virtual competitions for the month of November.
For more information, use this link.
Para Swimming Events:
November 22 – Coaching the Para
Swimmer (Coaches, Athletes and Parents)
For more information and links, click here.
USA Swimming Safe Sport
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
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.
Georgia Swimming Safe Sport Director
USAS Southern Zone Safe Sport Director
Georgia Swimming College
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 [email protected] with the name
and college and they will be posted and shared in future
Congratulations to our newest college
Brett Sasser - Florida Atlantic University
Teaching Tuesday: Healthy Lunch
Up next in our healthy food series: the importance of lunch
and ideas to fuel you through afternoon practice!
As athletes go about their day, it is easy to get distracted by
tasks that take away from opportunities to be fueling properly, but
it is always important to fuel in the middle of the day before the
afternoon practice. Lunch does not have to be a heavy meal to be
effective, as long as swimmers get the proper nutrients and feel
full to their desired level before a workout, that will help them
conquer what is on the practice.
Both children and parents can take part in the process of
preparing healthy lunch options to have during the school day. If
buying lunch at school is the best option for your family,
encourage your child to choose a protein, vegetable, fruit, and a
whole grain carb option if available. These simple habits will help
your swimmer feel confident and they'll have the energy to make it
through workouts in the afternoon.
Read more here.