News

Eric Stimson

The USA Swimming Board of Directors continues to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for necessary precautions to further prioritize the safety of USA Swimming members. As a result of this, and following the expiration of the Board’s previous emergency action, the Board has voted to amend Articles 202.4 and 202.6 of the USA Swimming Rules to require certain COVID-related precautions in order to issue meet sanctions and approvals, including a safety plan, assumption of risk, and release of liability. As always, USA Swimming, Local Swimming...

Eric Stimson

Congratulations to the athletes and volunteers below that were recognized during yesterday's Niagara House of Delegates meeting: Senior Swimmers of the Year 2019 - 2020 Co-Female Senior Swimmers of the Year Paige Hetrick - BRAD Megan Deuel - PACK Senior Female All-Star Team Sophia Verkleeren, KRKN Joleigh Crye, Mercury Taryn Wisner, Victor Alexis Trietley, Bradford Family YMCA Suzanne Sokolowski, Webster 2019 - 2020 Male Senior Swimmer of the Year Aidan Kreiley - MERC Senior Male All-Star Team Andrew Clough, STAR Owen Matteson, STAR Alex Crossing, Victor Liam Murphy, PACK Ben...

Eric Stimson

Congratulations to our 5 athletes selected to the 2019-2020 Scholastic All America Team. These athletes will be recognized on the USA Swimming website and each will receive three certificates – one for the swimmer, one for their club, and one for their school. Each member will also receive a commemorative bag tag. Those Seniors who are being recognized as three-timers will receive a special gift. Name Gender Club #Years Grade Paige Hetrick F Bradford Family YMCA 3 12th Aidan Kreiley M Mercury Swimming 3 12th Megan Deuel F PACK Swim...

Eric Stimson

In late April, USA Swimming unveiled a strategic recovery plan for clubs which highlighted many of the programs, benefits and services implemented during the COVID-19 crisis, including removing the required 5% contribution to the USA Swimming Foundation for teams completing a Swim-a-Thon™ through 2021. So, what does this mean? All teams who host a Swim-a-Thon through 2021 will keep all the funds raised during their event - period. Swim-a-Thon is an in-pool fundraiser where participants earn money by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers ask family, friends, neighbors, or businesses...

Eric Stimson

Keeping Athletes First Incentive USA Swimming’s Board of Directors endorsed a new incentive, as part of the Keeping Athletes First Action Plan, to continue to increase the number of clubs to achieve Safe Sport Club Recognition. Once a club achieves Safe Sport Club Recognition, it will be automatically entered into a monthly drawing for the chance to have a National Team member or alum visit your club. This is an exciting opportunity to have a conversation, a clinic and/or take photos with one of these athletes at no cost to...

Eric Stimson

I've added a new "Sign up For News" button that members can use to sign up for our Constant Contact lists. I will be making a "general" list that parents can be directed towards (soon). For now, everyone that was on the original Google Group should have been migrated over and I've also added many of the contacts from SWIMS for clubs and coaches that were not on the lists.

Eric Stimson

Congrats to Paige Hetrick (BRAD) and Megan Deuel (PACK) for making the honorable mention on this! https://swimswam.com/re-rank-top-20-girls-ncaa-swimming-recruits-class-of-2020/

Eric Stimson

These athletes will be recognized on the USA Swimming website and each will receive three certificates – one for the swimmer, one for their club, and one for their school. Each member will also receive a commemorative bag tag. Congratulations! Name Club #Years Paige Hetrick Bradford Family YMCA 2 Catherine Craig Horseheads Thrashers Aquatics 1 Shoonhsin Li Horseheads Thrashers Aquatics 1 Aidan Kreiley Mercury Swimming 2 Megan Deuel PACK Swim Team of Pittsford 2 Andrew Clough Star Swimming 1 Owen Matteson Star Swimming 1 Mary Brinker Town Wreckers Swim Team...

Our Niagara BoD is excited to provide our members with the opportunity to purchase Niagara LSC gear for the first time ever! Please visit our team store and show your support for Niagara! All products will be branded with Niagara logo's and these products are for anyone from athletes, coaches and officials to parents and fans of our swimmers! You will have the choice to pick up your products at the Deep End (in Henrietta, NY) or have the products shipped to your home for a small fee. Happy shopping...