All-Star Towel Voting is now
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
Paralympic Champion McKenzie Coan Signs
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
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!
Swimming Health Insurance
for Coaches Infomation
USA Swimming has released information regarding new health
insurance for coaches and team leaders. To read about it,
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
Lauren Diehl - Rollins College
Teaching Tuesday: Healthy Dinner
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
Read more here.