February 14, 2021
TWST Parents and Swimmers:
TWST is pleased to announce that the Club has been awarded Safe Sport Recognition from USA Swimming. This is the Club second time since the program became a suggested policy by USA Swimming in 2019. TWST is one (1) of thirteen (13) clubs within the Niagara LSC to have achieved this recognition.
To accomplish the requirements put forth by USA Swimming, TWST needed to score 75% on requirements or 51.75 points. As a Club we reached 85% or 59 points out of a possible 69 points that were available. As a Club, organization and the Board of Directors are committed to promote this program, we do not want to sit back on our current results and would like to reach 100% of the requirements and hit the 69 points of this program. We need athletes 12-17yrs old and all parents who have not completed the online training that USA Swimming require. TWST had 17 households (parents) out of 65 complete the training or 26% and 17 athletes that met the requirement for training out of the 58 registered complete the training or 29%. While the COVID-19 issues present the Club with many challenges, having and setting up a session where we could all do the group training as a team and organization is proving difficult. So the Club and BOD are asking that the parents and athletes who did not complete the USA Swimming online training, take time to complete the task (not difficult or time consuming). USA Swimming also offers monthly zoom meeting on these topics and the Club will update these meeting dates with a email and posted on the TWST web page. Please take the time to accomplish and help us reach our goal as a Club to be at 100%.
TWST and the BOD thank all parents and athletes who took part of this process and their commitment to help TWST get recognized as a Safe Sport Team in the USA Swimming program. Information on this program are posted on the TWST web page under the Safe Sport Tab.
Please reach out to us if there are any questions.
Thank you for your support !
Stephanie Bruzgul and Jim Ronald