Illinois Swimming Coaches Newsletter April 2020
USA Swimming has now banned all sanctions through May
Cancellations and Changes
All USA Swimming sanctioned meets through May 1 have been
That includes all Pro-Swims and Open Water Nationals and Open Water
The Indianapolis Pro-Swim in May has also been
The Central Zone Open Water Meet has been canceled
The Central Zone 14 and Under Meet has been canceled
Meets that have been Postponed
US Olympic Team Trials pushed June 13-20, 2021 in
The Olympic Games have been pushed to July 23 to August 8,
Meets that are still on and have not yet been canceled or
Sectionals- To be determined at the upcoming USA Swimming
Futures - To be determined at the upcoming USA Swimming
Nationals in August at Indy- To be determined at the
upcoming USA Swimming BOD meeting
Senior Champs Moved to August 6-9th
ISI White Sox Night
Unfortuneately, we have been informed that our Illinois Swimming
night on May 19th to watch the White Sox play the Colorado Rockies
has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
At this time it is not rescheduled. If you did purchase
tickets you will be receiving a refund. If, and when, a new
date is scheduled we will let you know. If you have any
questions please contact
Illinois Swimming Sanctioning Deadline Moved to July
The Illinois Swimming Board of Directors has extended
submission deadline for 2020-21 SCY Meet Packet.
The new deadline is now July 1, 2020.
Please make note of this change and share it with your Meet
Directors and other members of your club involved in hosting your
USA Swimming has canceled the Club Leadership Business
Seminar at the Central States Clinic.
The Central States Clinic on for May 14-17 has also been
USA Swimming Coronavirus Business Resources
Make sure you are having conversations with your Board, School
District, or Park District about the possibility of the extended
break and what effect it will have on you, your coaches and the
families on your team.Look at the potential time disruption.
Consider how things could go to potentially get our athletes back
in the water. What are you doing for your employees? Painting this
picture so you understand what is best for your club with a
financial professional/your club's BOD/other guidance is going to
determine everything you do forward.
One thing your club may consider is local, state and federal
assistance if available. I've shared a few examples below and you
may be able to find some others within your own community that are
similar. State and Federal examples might be available now or in
the very near future. Again - consult with a financial
professional/your club's leadership before committing to a course
Here is a link to the Central Zone information for coaches and
USA Swimming's Risk Management and You
To our USA Swimming Member Clubs:
USA Swimming Certification Extension for Certification
USA Swimming has published information with some great information
on what to do about your safety certifications that expire during
this time when it may be impossible to find a re-certification
The American Red Cross is extending certifications that lapse for
90 Days-for First Aid/CPR/AED, Lifeguarding and CPR for
I'd love to hear your ideas and talk about what you are doing to
stay connected to your team membership
GoSwim Illinois Swimming Super Group-Technique and Drill
Did you know that we have an Illinois Swimming GoSwim Super Group?
There are several video lessons per week that come straight from
GoSwim to you!
During this time where we are all looking for ways to keep our
athletes engaged and consistently thinking about technique, this
provides a great opportunity for sharing with your athletes in a
video format like a Zoom meeting or google classroom.
For Coaches this allows you to show your athletes in a video
meeting format how to do a drill properly or watch and discuss
technical items that they need to be aware of. You can have them
watch and give use a google doc to answer questions on the video
and what they see and what they should be working on. This can be
scaled for any level from 10 and unders all the way up through your
These GoSwim Lessons also provide a vital and continuing resource
for every coach at every level. Great visuals for athletes and
progressions for coaches. From beginners to Olympians, GoSwim has
something for you!
If you are not already signed up, Go Swim will be sending you an
email, in the next day or so, that will allow you to sign up for
the Super Group and get Started right Away.
And the Best Thing IS Right Now You Can get Access to All Content
at GoSwim for Free!
Here is the link just in case you don't receive the
Staying Connected with ISI!
TJ Moran is hosting a couple of Zoom meetings per week. These are
just informal times to share what is going on with Illinois
Swimming Coaches and to share ideas on how best to serve our
athletes during this time out of the pool. Just check for the Zoom
link on the Illinois Swimming Coaches Facebook page.
Tuesday 11:00 AM
Thursday 4:00 PM
The Illinois Swimming Coaches and Illinois Swimming Facebook pages
is also a great place to see what other coaches in Illinois are
doing and get information on LSC news as well.
SafeComm for Team Communications
Transparent communication tha is simple and safe to use for you
club. Implementing all the MAAPP requirements into one simple