Weekly Update 11.18.2020
Upcoming events:
December BOD Meeting:

December 10 

Diversity, Equality, & Inclusion Task Force Meeting:

November 22


All-Star Towel Voting is now OPEN!

We are now accepting votes for this upcoming year's All-Star Towel designs. If you would like to vote for your favorite design, please use this link!

Paralympic Champion McKenzie Coan Signs Book Deal!

CWGA Waves Swimmer McKenzie Coan, USA Para Gold Medalist, signs book deal with CG Sports Publishing! We are so excited to hear this news and look forward to reading the book when it comes out in 2021. Congratulations, McKenzie!

Georgia Coaches: Zoom Enterprise License

We are currently taking orders for Georgia Swimming coaches to have the Enterprise Zoom License. 

For more information about this, click here

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 website.

#ThankYouCoach Month is here!

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:

  • Post to your team’s social media channels using the hashtag #ThankYouCoach & tagging @usaswimming and  @GA_Swimming so we can interact with your post. Here are some post ideas:

    • Share the reasons why your coaches are the best in the sport

    • Share fun memories from the past years with your coaches

    • Share how your coaches went above & beyond during the pandemic

    • Ask swimmers to reply with their favorite memories or thank you messages

    • Take a video of your team thanking their coaches

The possibilities are endless!

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.

U.S. Para Swimming Events:

November 22 – Coaching the Para Swimmer (Coaches, Athletes and Parents)

For more information and links, click here. 


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 [email protected] with the name and college and they will be posted and shared in future newsletters. 

Congratulations to our newest college commits:
Lauren Diehl - Rollins College

Teaching Tuesday: Healthy Dinner Ideas.

As we continue with our healthy eating series, this week we're shifting to discussing the importance of eating a well-balanced dinner and offering some healthy dinner ideas.

At the end of a long day, swimmers will always need to complete the day with a well-balanced meal to help with recovery and gear them up for the next day of training. Parents are encouraged to help provide their children with a meal consisting of vegetables, carbs, and proteins. Proteins do not always need to specifically entail meats, as there are many options for people that are vegetarian, for example, to get their protein sources elsewhere. Additionally, if a swimmer won't be eating dinner until later in the evening, it is encouraged for them to pack a snack to eat right after they finish their workout to help with the recovery process as well.

Read more here.

Latest News:
Teaching Tuesday: Healthy Dinner Ideas
All-Star Towel Voting
Weekly Update 11.11.2020
Teaching Tuesday: Healthy Lunch Options
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Task Force
#ThankYouCoach Month is HERE!