USA Swimming September Sanctions Update

Bret Haglund

Dear members,

We remain focused on supporting our teams and members in their return to training and their continued progression through our “crawl, walk, race” return to competition.

There has been little change in circumstance regarding necessary precautions to take due to COVID-19 and the related access to water. As a result, the USA Swimming Board of Directors approved the following event sanction for September 2020:

  • LSCs will be limited to the sanctioning of meets comprised only of athletes and clubs registered within the LSC.*

(*A club, geographically isolated within their LSC, may be granted the opportunity to compete in an adjacent LSC with permission from both the club’s LSC and the adjacent LSC.)

An LSC shall establish submission deadlines for sanction or approval applications and shall publish such deadlines, along with relevant instructions and forms.

More than anything, it is important to remember that all training and competition must conform to local, state, and federal public health guidelines.

Should you have any questions regarding meet sanctioning and competition, please contact Joel Shinofield at [email protected].

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