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Bob Crunstedt Jul 9, 2019

Members of the MNSI Board of Directors will be meeting, along with MNSI leadership, on Saturday, August 24 to conduct a strategic planning session that will help set the course for the next Quad (four years).  If you are interested in participating, please complete a brief interest form below by July 24.  Your submission will be evaluated and, if selected, you will be sent an invitation to participate.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7JHNYH If you have questions please contact Ann Watanabe, MNSI General Chair at awatanabe.mnsi@gmail.com.

Bob Crunstedt Jul 9, 2019

In response to member requests we have placed all Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) resources under one page. MAAPP is a mandatory policy from The U.S Center for SafeSport that must be implemented in full by all clubs and LSCs by June 23, 2019. If you have questions about USA Swimming's page or the FAQs please email MNSI Safe Sport Chair, Rebecca Binder at safesport@mnswim.org. Thank you. Ann Watanabe, General Chair Rebecca Binder, Safe Sport Chair Bob Crunstedt, Executive Director Complete USA Swimming MAAPP webpage USA Swimming Mini-Webinars on...

Bob Crunstedt May 30, 2019

The recording of the May 29, 2019 webinar led by MNSI Safe Sport Chair, Rebecca Binder, is now available. Questions concerning the webinar or implementation of MAAPP can be sent via email to safesport@mnswim.org. Full implementation of MAAPP by clubs and the LSC are required June 23, 2019. 45-minute webinar link: https://zoom.us/recording/play/SaQXN2ilWBuGzCzJdEfToutAFWOnJ6pAWMi8-SD7NEburwjfjesKJM8e1GS64t4S USA Swimming MAAPP webpage: https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/minor-athlete-abuse-prevention-policy

Michael Duncan May 6, 2019

Minnesota Swimming is excited to announce the election results from the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates along with an invitation to serve on committees.

Michael Duncan Apr 29, 2019

To All USA Swimming Members - We are excited to announce enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements as part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes. USA Swimming's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. Under our leadership, this organization will continue to make abuse prevention and response an important piece of everything we do. The enhancements stem from requirements imposed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the "Center"). The...

Michael Duncan Apr 14, 2019

Jim Hanton-- 2019 Officials Excellence Award Minnesota Swimming Official Jim Hanton was chosen to receive the 2019 Officials Excellence Award from Swimming World Magazine and Hasty Awards! Jim served as admin vice chair from Minnesota Swimming from 2009-13 as well as general chair from 2013-17, and was instrumental in the adoption of the Competitive Excellence Initiative. He also remains active as immediate pas general chair on the LSC board, sharing his knowledge and expertise. He has officiated at every level in the state, and continues to volunteer his weekends even...

Michael Duncan Apr 1, 2019

MN Swimming Recognition Jacket & Patch Order Form National Age Group Top-10 Ranked & National Championship Qualifiers Minnesota Swimmers achieving one of these recognitions for the first time are eligible to receive a jacket for a minimal charge. Swimmers who have already received a jacket may order another patch in each subsequent year that they qualify, which they may place on their jacket. To receive a jacket, swimmers must be ranked T-10 in the nation as published from the final USA Swimming list published. “National Qualifier”, athletes must have achieved...

Michael Duncan Jan 24, 2019

Changes to Athlete Protection Training Regular and frequent training reminds us about the impact that we have on our athletes and the kids in our sport. No matter your role in the organization, your work and connection with our athletes is incredibly important, and we are all responsible for ensuring their experience is safe, positive and free of abuse. You will notice some changes this year to the USA Swimming required Athlete Protection Training (APT). The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”) is the separate, independent, organization that responds to reports...

Michael Duncan Dec 19, 2018

2019 Club Excellence Organizations USA Swimming announced 2019 Club Excellence results on December 19, 2018. For the Minnesota LSC the following teams earned recognition: Gold Medal: Aquajets Swim Team Silver Medal: Riptide Swim Team Bronze Medal: Edina Swim Club, St. Croix Swim Club The Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence. This program strives to meet the following objectives: Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes;...