Louisiana Swimming's Update on Coronavirus - March 12, 2020

Judy Ramirez
Louisiana Swimming,
The Louisiana Swimming Board of Directors met this morning to discuss our concerns with the 14 and Under Age Group Championship Meet. Yesterday, the LSU Athletic Department, in an abundance of caution, decided not to allow this meet to continue within the LSU Natatorium.  Therefore, LA Swimming was forced to cancel the 14 and Under Age Group Championship. 
This morning, LA Swimming's BOD instituted a temporary suspension of new meet sanctions and we are anticipating a similar statement from USA Swimming later today.  Additionally, the 8 & Under Regional Meet scheduled next weekend at UNO has been canceled.   
The BOD is asking coaches to closely monitor the situation via the Louisiana Swimming website, by checking emails regularly and following local CDC guidelines.  The BOD plans to convene next Monday to further discuss options for safely moving ahead.
The past 24 hours have been a disappointing and challenging period for all of Louisiana Swimming.  As competitors, we want our athletes to compete in a championship format but not during this time of a national and state emergency.
Thanks for your patience and understanding,
Louisiana Swimming Board of Directors