News

Bret Haglund

https://www.governor.nd.gov/news/north-dakota-allow-practices-resume-nov-30-competitions-will-resume-dec-14

Bret Haglund

North Dakota Swimming can not promote, condone, or facilitate any North Dakota Swimming athlete participation or activity disregarding state executive orders. This includes travel and events outside of the state. Per USA Swimming. Thank you, Bret Haglund North Dakota Swimming Admin Vice Chair 701-840-0812

Bret Haglund

NDLSC Membership, North Dakota Governor's Executive Order regarding athletic "Club" activities: https://www.governor.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/executive-orders/Executive%20Order%202020-43.pdf

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...

Bret Haglund

Monday, August 24, 2020 Tech Suit Restriction for 12-and-Under Swimmers by USA Swimming The tech suit restrictions, proposed by the Age Group Development Committee, will go into effect for 12-and-under swimmers beginning September 1, 2020. Below are complete lists of the suits that will be restricted for athletes 12 and under, and then a list of those tech suits that will be allowed for athletes 12 and under: Restricted 12-and-under tech suits Approved 12-and-under tech suits For a detailed breakdown of approved and restricted tech suits by brand, click the...

Bret Haglund

North Dakota Swimming Board of Directors Meeting 8/16/2020; Policy Revisions Policy revisions per BoD vote: Due to current COVID climate, reduction in pool availability and practice times, the Board of Directors have elected NOT to change the state qualifying times for the 2021 short course season. This is in alignment with the USA Swimming ruling not to change national qualifying times, and with athlete consideration foremost. North Dakota Swimming state qualifying times will remain as they were set for 2020. For the 2020-2021 short course season, there will be a...

Janna Schill

USA Swimming is offering online Zoom meetings for any parent or athlete interested in completing SafeSport training. Zoom links for both parent and athletes (12-18 years old) training are listed below. If your club is needing an option for parent or athlete training opportunities as a portion of your clubs application to the SafeSport Recognition program this is a great option for your club. Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Parent Training https://zoom.us/j/93724361466?pwd=OVF4RFlNZFpaMHhqSEVVRGwzbmpQUT09 Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Athlete Training (12-18 years old) https://zoom.us/j/97633664936?pwd=YnpXZmljME5PcldacW9ZQ0w5YTFIZz09 Thank...

Bret Haglund

USA Swimming Return to Competition Plan Last month, USA Swimming introduced the concept of a crawl, walk, race approach to our return to competition. As part of that return to competition plan, for July 2020, the USA Swimming Board of Directors has approved sanctioning of meets comprised only of athletes and clubs registered within the sanctioning LSC.* Furthermore, with the recognition that many of our clubs have limited or no access to facilities, and to maintain a level playing field, times achieved in sanctioned meets during July 2020 may not...

Bret Haglund

USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced the launch of its redesigned website, usaswimming.org.USA Swimming membership feedback and behavior guided the website transformation, including its mobile-first design. The website features many helpful enhancements including a new user-friendly interface, improved search functionality and simplified navigation organization. The content has also been refined and better curated for each membership persona: Swimmers & Parents, Coaches & Team Leaders and Officials. Originally slated to be released ahead of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials...

Janna Schill

Congratulations to the Bismark Aquastorm on becoming a Safe Sport Recognized Club! Safe Sport Recognition, which is renewable every 2 years, is an achievement that demonstrates a USA Swimming club's committment to safeguarding its athletes and all participants. The Safe Sport Club Recognition program allows a member club to demonstrate its commitment to promoting healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all of its members through the development and implementation of club governance measures, Safe Sport policies and reporting mechanisms, Safe Sport best practices and training to athletes and...