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ERC/PPP updates, Spr/Summer Nat'l Meets, CLBMS, and Insurance updates

South Texas Club Contacts,

Below is an update from Jaime Lewis (USA Swimming). Please forward to your coaches.

Please note, the attachments Jaime references are posted here on the South Texas website (the files cannot be attached to this News post).

Thank you.


From Jaime Lews, USA Swimming (3/17/21):

Please forward this information on to your coach list. It is a lot of info, but all very good! Please reach out if you have any questions.

Attached is some information on the ERC program, which I know several of our teams are taking advantage of right now as many are eligible.   (ERC documents are posted here on the South Texas website).

Do you have teams/ facilities that are struggling to open back up? Share this video!

DCI Video- https://vimeo.com/user6274310/review/517711164/d6fbed6d52

Senior Development Committee Open Meeting

o   When: Apr 20, 2021 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)  

o   Register in advance for this meeting: https://usaswimming.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrc--sqTgoHdS3v7qRfeZ9f2jxJDP5BlVz 

Competition Opportunities

·        Spring Virtual Meets Series- LCM OR SCY 

o   March 3- 28, 2021 

o   Swimmers must be 18-years-old or younger on March 3, 2021 

o   Qualifying period- November 1, 2018- March 2, 2021 

o   50, 100, 200, 400/500, 1500/1650 free, 100 and 200 back, 100 and 200 breast, 100 and 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM 

o   Host may offer relays, but relays will not be included in team scores 

§  No awards- Top 3 teams in each division will be recognized over social media 

o   More information can be found here- https://www.usaswimming.org/event/2021/03/03/default-calendar/2021-18-under-spring-virtual-championships 

·        TYR 18 & Under Spring Cup- LCM 

o   April 29- May 2, 2021 (3.5 days) 

o   18 & Under Prelim/ Final LCM competition 

o   Four sites- Irvine, Des Moines, Richmond, Orlando (see map in meet information) 

o   OME opens on Monday, March 15, 2021 

o   Qualifying window- November 1, 2018 through the entry deadline 

o   Time standards 

§  2019 Winter Junior Nationals 

§  Bonus time standards- Futures  

§  After two weeks, if the meet is not full, swimmers with Futures cuts may enter the meet.  

o   Entry Cap- 250 M/ 250 W 

o   Swimmers may swim 7 events total 

o   More information can be found here:  https://www.usaswimming.org/event/2021/04/29/default-calendar/tyr-18-under-spring-cup 

·        Speedo Summer Invitational (Combined US Open and Summer Juniors)- LCM 

o   August 3-7, 2021 

o   Sites- Irvine and Greensboro 

o   Qualification window- July 1, 2019 through entry deadline 

o   Time standards 

§  19 & Over- 2019 US Nationals time standards 

§  18 & Under- 2019 Summer Junior National time standards 

o   More information will be posted on the USA Swimming Events page 

·        Futures- LCM 

o   Richmond: July 29- August 1, 2021 

o   Santa Clarita, Fargo, Huntsville: July 28- July 31, 2021 

o   Qualification window- July 1, 2019 through entry deadline 

o   Time standards- 2020 Futures Time Standards 

o   More information will be posted on the USA Swimming Events page 

·        Olympic Trials info:  

o   www.usaswimming.org/trials 

o   Email [email protected] 

·        2021 Open Water National and Junior National Championships- meet info updated! 

o   April 16-18, 2021 – Fort Myers Beach, FL  

§  https://www.usaswimming.org/event/2021/04/16/default-calendar/open-water-national-and-junior-national-championships 

§  Selections for teams 

·        National Team 

·        National JR Team 

·        Open Water World Juniors 

§  Additional selection for National Select Camp 

·        https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/camps/national-select-camp/2021/2020-national-select-camp-selection-criteria3ce258fa6cbc6a0a9b57ff00009030c2.pdf?sfvrsn=a05e3232_4  

o   3 athletes from each competition category (male/female) will be selected based on results from the 2021 USA Swimming Open Water Junior Nationals by the following: 

o   The top two available 17 & under finishers in the 7.5k 

o   The top available finisher in the 5k 

CLBMS 201 

Coach Insurance Enrollment Schedule/Process Through July 2021 

o   2nd Enrollment – February 9th to April 1st , coverage begins May 1st  

o   3rd Enrollment – April 3rd to June 1st, Coverage begins July 1st  

o   Complete details here: https://www.usaswimming.org/coaches/popular-resources/health-insurance-for-coaches  

12 and Under Suit Banned/Approved Suit list – Including the FINA Numbers  

o   Doc: https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/rules-regulations/tech-suit-restrictions/12-under-approved-suits-2-18-21.pdf 

o   Article: https://www.usaswimming.org/news/2020/08/24/tech-suit-restriction-for-12-and-under-swimmers 

o   FAQ: https://www.usaswimming.org/news/2021/03/15/12-under-tech-suit-restrictions---frequently-asked-questions 

Jaime Lewis
Team Services
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Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5780
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m: 719.330.4054

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