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Eric Stimson

Our first meeting with Kim O'Shea regarding Club Organization was fantastic! For those that were not able to join us, please shoot me an email ([email protected]) and I will send you a link for the recording. The next in the series will be on Club Finances. Registration will again be required: You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jan 30, 2022, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduGppzIiHtYUuO0FhJhd_ky8cfZD1c2J After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting....

Eric Stimson

To: Coaches, Club Contacts, Officials, Membership & Registration Committee, LSC Membership & Registration chairs, Safe Sport Committee, LSC Safe Sport Chairs/Coordinators, LSC General Chairs, LSC Staff As previously communicated to all USA Swimming members, in order to comply with U.S. Center for SafeSport requirements, the USA Swimming Board of Directors approved expanding Corporate Bylaw 2.6.6, which set forth those who must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming. This expansion included requiring meet marshals be registered non-athlete members of USA Swimming effective January 1, 2022. Specifically in reference to requiring non-athlete...

Eric Stimson

To: Coaches, USA Swimming Member Clubs, Club Contacts, LSC General Chairs, LSC Admin Vice Chairs, LSC Permanent Offices REMINDER – In 2022, USA Swimming is switching to a different broker, Insurance Office of America (IOA), for general liability and excess liability coverage. There is a new process for requesting additional insured certificates of insurance. This process, and all other information, is available at www.usaswimming.org/insurance. USA Swimming is pleased to announce that we have successfully bound our renewals of general liability coverage, including sexual molestation coverage, excess liability coverage and excess...

Eric Stimson

USA Swimming LSCs and Clubs To: Club Contacts, Coaches, LSC General Chairs, LSC Admin Vice Chairs, LSC Staff, LSC Membership Chairs, LSC Registration Chairs, LSC Safe Sport Chairs On July 15, 2021, you received a communication announcing all employees and individuals serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming Zones, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs must be non-athlete members of USA Swimming. Since then, we have received numerous inquiries about how this requirement applies to institutionally-owned clubs. USA Swimming has been working with the U.S. Center for...

Eric Stimson

We are now excepting age group and senior coaches of the year nominations. Please email your nominations in a few lines stating why they are deserving to [email protected] Thank you!

Eric Stimson

USA Swimming LSCs and Clubs To: Club Contacts, Coaches, LSC General Chairs, LSC Admin Vice Chairs, LSC Staff, LSC Membership Chairs, LSC Registration Chairs, LSC Safe Sport Chairs At its May 7, 2021 meeting, due to a change mandated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the USA Swimming Board of Directors voted to amend Corporate Bylaw 2.6.6, which specifies those individuals required to be non-athlete members of USA Swimming. Effective September 1, 2021, all employees (e.g., staff, interns, etc.) and individuals serving on the board of directors of USA Swimming,...

Eric Stimson

Updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) Requirements USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be creating healthy and positive environments free from abuse for all its members. As part of its commitment to safeguard athletes, USA Swimming has released an updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) applicable to all USA Swimming Adult Participants, Zones, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs. These required updates come from the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). USA Swimming’s updated MAAPP document has been approved by the Center and is required to be...

Eric Stimson

On Monday, April 2, 2019, the New York Legislature passed its 2019-2020 budget. The budget passed included a increase to Office of Court Administration (OCA) searches from $65 to $95. During 2019, as a benefit to members initiating or renewing the USA Swimming required criminal background check, USA Swimming subsidized this fee such that USA Swimming paid $40 and members who were charged the additional fee(s) paid only $55 per name that must be searched. Beginning January 1, 2020, USA Swimming will no longer subsidize this fee. Members who are...