Update from USA Swimming

Sunrise Swimming Families,

I am attaching 2 emails that we recently received from USA Swimming and FGC Swimming.  We regret to inform you that the Junior Olympics and Sr Championships that were scheduled for this weekend and next weekend have been postponed.  In addition, I was informed tonight that the City of Sunrise is meeting to discuss the plans for our facility.  As soon as I receive information, I will pass along to you.  As of right now, we plan on following our regular schedule with swim practices.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Dear USA Swimming Members,
 
Over the course of the last seven days, let alone the last 24 hours, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted unprecedented changes within the world of sport.
 
Our leadership team has been meeting daily to discuss the most up-to-date information and the associated effects on our membership.
 
In prioritizing the health and wellness of all our members, as of March 12, USA Swimming has made the decision to suspend all our events, camps, conferences, or any occasion that requires individuals to travel and gather for the next 30 days.
 
We also strongly recommend that our Local Swimming Committees (LSC) and clubs suspend all USA Swimming sanctioned competitions across the country for the next 30 days.
 
Further information about the TYR Pro Swim Series at Mission Viejo, an officially approved FINA qualifying competition for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, will be shared within the next few days.
 
We continue to stress the importance of preventing the spread of infection and share the following information being circulated by healthcare officials:
 
  1. Avoid getting closer than six feet to anyone coughing or sneezing; 
  2. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  4. Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash, and then wash your hands;
  5. Stay home if you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members;
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly;
  7. Monitor the WHO and CDC websites for travel advisories and follow their recommendations.
 
Everyone is encouraged to seek further information using the CDC and the WHO websites:
 
Questions or personal concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) should be directed to your local healthcare provider.
 
This remains a dynamic situation and we will update our decisions and recommendations on a regular basis.
 
Please share the above with your members.
 
USA Swimming 
 
Good Afternoon FGC Coaches,
 
Here is the latest update about the 2020 Junior Olympics and 2020 Senior Championships.
 
USA Swimming is enacting a 30-day moratorium on ALL hosted meets, clinics, camps. They are recommending the same action to all of USA Swimming members.
 
We were also notified that we cannot hold events or gathering of 250 or more people, at this time.
 
With that being said, Florida Gold Coast, the Coral Springs Swim Club and South Florida Aquatic Club have decided to postpone the 2020 Junior Olympics (March 13-15) as well as the 2020 Senior Championships (March 20-22). The Florida Gold Coast Board of Directors will discuss this situation further but at this time, we do not have set dates yet. 
 
Once more information is available, we will notify all the FGC coaches.
 
Be safe!
 
Sincerely, 
 
Bruno Darzi
Head Coach
Coral Springs Swim Club