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Annual CVST Green Goggles Awards

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To all my Carrollwood Family, Though most of you already know, I wanted to formally announce that this Friday is my last day as a coach for CVST. This decision hasn’t come easily by a long shot and I will sincerely miss every single athlete I’ve had the privilege to work with. Unfortunately my commitments to the PT clinic and to CVST are just too much for me to continue both, and to meet the standards I expect of myself in each role. I wouldn’t have ever been able to...

Jim Kelly

There Will Be A Rain Date If We Cannot Swim Friday Night Well, here we go again. As you all sould be aware, we are hosting the #CVSTvsCOVID Meet 3, this Friday afternoon and evening. What you may not know is the rain chances, which means lightinig in Florida, are increasing daily. So as not to have a situation like last weekend, and since it's the last meet of the CVST Swim Year, we have made arrangements with the Club to use Saturday morning as a Rain Date, if we...

Jim Kelly

USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter - August, 2020 Safe Sport Newsletter Keeping Athletes First Incentive USA Swimming’s Board of Directors is excited to announce a new incentive to help continue Safe Sport Club Recognition's positive trajectory. To read more about this incentive, read the article below. READ MORE Two Amendments Directly Impact Member Club Administration On April 24, 2020 the Board of Directors approved changes to the USA Swimming Corporate Bylaws, two changes directly impact member club administration. To see these changes please click here. To view the meeting minutes...

Jim Kelly

Two More #CVSTvsCOVID Meets and the Back to School Break CVST is into the last two weeks of the 2019-2020 Swim Year with two #CVSTvsCOVID Meets left, this Friday (7/31) and next Friday (8/7). Then we begin the CVST Two Week Back to School Break (8/8-23), and we start the New Swim Year on August 24th. Normally, we would be holding our Annual CVST Green Goggle Awards during the break, but due to the Pandemic, we have not figured out quite how we can do this, but keep your eyes...

Jim Kelly

FHSAA Changes Course, Delays Start of HS Sports Until August 24 After earlier in the week saying that they would carry on with the fall season of high school athletics in Florida as scheduled, the FHSAA held an emergency meeting on Thursday where they abruptly changed that plan. After pressure from many parts of the state, including notably Miami-Dade County, which threatened to consider leaving the FHSAA altogether, the organization that governs most high school sports in the state voted Thursday in favor of postponing the start of all fall...

Jim Kelly

Hillsborough County - School Reopening Plan for the 2020-21 School Year On Thursday during the School Board Workshop, Superintendent Addison Davis presented his detailed School Reopening Plan for the 2020-21 school year. This plan evolved after extensive discussions with our health partners at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health. It is a fluid plan that we will continue to modify as the need arises. The plan includes information about what returning to school will look like, an extensive look at each of our three learning options, and what steps will...

Jim Kelly

USA Swimming Meet Sanctioning (July 1 - 31, 2020; Indefinitely) TO: USA Swimming House of Delegates CC: Operational Risk Committee, Rules & Regulation Committee FROM: Bob Vincent, USA Swimming Board Chair SUBJECT: USA Swimming Meet Sanctioning (July 1 - 31, 2020; indefinitely) DATE: July 21, 2020 Pursuant to Article 4.7 of the USA Swimming Corporate Bylaws, and in the interest of member safety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the USA Swimming Board of Directors has taken the following actions related to meet sanctioning, with the advice and consent of...

Jim Kelly

CORRECTED - Hillsborough County Delays Start of School Sports, May Push Back Academic Year TAMPA, Fla. — Public school sports are delayed in Hillsborough County. Superintendent Addison Davis announced Tuesday he is pushing back the athletics start date by two weeks until Aug. 10. And, the academic year could be delayed, too. While the Florida High School Athletics Association voted Monday to let sports teams begin the season as scheduled, Davis said he was committed to keeping kids safe amid the pandemic. At this time, student-athletes will keep conditioning on...

Jim Kelly

Florida Swimming Sanctioning - August Hello Florida Swimming! The most recent update from USA-Swimming for sanctioning in August includes: LSCs will be limited to the sanctioning of meets comprised only of athletes and clubs registered within the LSC.* There will be no restrictions on the use of times (*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.) Florida Swimming can sanction duals, intra squads, virtual and small invitational meets –...