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Colorado Springs, CO – USA-S is extremely excited to let you know that the USA Swimming Safe Sport program has released parent education for our membership. It is provided free of charge. The course is online and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Maine Swimming has invited each of you to take the course and please pass this information onto another parents on your team! The course is available here under the header “Free Training for Parents”. Thank you for your commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for...

Bar Harbor, ME – 2012 Summer Eastern Zone Long Course Age Group Championship Maine Zone Team Swimmer Application and Coach Applications are now available in the Zone Team Section. Applications are due to Judy Whyte by July 27, 2012. If you have any questions on the application or selection process or on the Zone Meet, please contact Judy Whyte at [email protected] Once additional information on 2012 Summer Eastern Zone Long Course Age Group Championship Meet will be posted on the Zone Team page as soon as it becomes available.

Colorado Springs, CO – 2012 USA Swimming Regional Build a Pool Conferences and Save a Pool Workshops are being held across the country. The Build a Pool Conference is to assists swim clubs and their partners to attain their goal of building a sustainable aquatic center that serves their community. The Save a Pool Workshop assists cities with pools that are struggling to stay open due to financial challenges. The goal is to provide information and sample plans to develop and implement aquatic programs supporting the operational budget. Click on...

Omaha, NE – The America’s Swim Team photo mosaic is complete and is now on display in the Aqua Zone for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. More than 3,000 swimmers from across the country sent in photos for the mosaic. It will hang in in the Aqua Zone for the duration of Trials, and then it will be sent to London to be displayed in the housing of America’s Swim Team. Three of the 3,000 swimmers are from Maine. The swimmers are Connor, Carson, Colby Prouty...

Colorado Springs, CO – USA Swimming, Speedo USA and two-time Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders will join forces this summer to help grow participation in swimming as part of a new, national swimming campaign called SwimToday, now live at www.SwimToday.org. With all eyes on swimming this summer, national interest in the sport is at an all-time high and recent industry research* also shows that swimming is one of the top three sports that individuals of all ages aspire to participate in. The SwimToday campaign is designed to help drive participation...

Piscataway, NJ – At the 2012 Berkeley Aquatic Club’s Twentieth Annual Memorial Day Invitational on May 26-27, 2012, Laura Flewelling of Coastal Maine Aquatics broke the Girl’s Open 200 LCM Breast, with a time of 2:41.34. Laura broke her previous record by 2 seconds which she set in 2011 at this very same meet. Congratulations Laura! For more Maine Swimming news like us on Facebook, facebook.com/maineswimming and as always, you can visit maineswimming.org.

Bar Harbor, ME – Maine Swimming is look for photos that can used on the MSI Website. If your team has any photos that we could use. Please contact Thomas Branch by e-mail at [email protected] Remember all photos that are used by MSI must have Parent/Guardian permission first. For more Maine Swimming news like us on Facebook, facebook.com/maineswimming and as always, you can visit maineswimming.org.

Richmond, VA – In 2008, Myrtha teamed with USA Swimming and the Omaha Sports Commission to bring the sport of swimming to the next level. Over the course of 16 days, Myrtha constructed two 50-meter Olympic-sized pools inside Omaha’s renowned Qwest Center, turning the state-of-the-art facility into a world-class swimming arena. After the competition came to a close in Omaha, the main competition pool found a permanent home in Richmond, Va. thanks to a partnership with the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), a collaboration of five long-standing area organizations including...

Bar Harbor, ME – Maine Swimming, Inc. launched their new website on Tuesday, June 5. The new website features enhanced video options, a sleek and stylized look, and easy to access information about Maine Swimming. The website, hosted by Maine Hosting Solutions and powered by WordPress, will continue to celebrate and record the achievements of Maine Swimming. For more Maine Swimming news like us on Facebook, facebook.com/maineswimming and as always, you can visit maineswimming.org.

Colorado Springs, CO – The 2011- 2012 Scholastic All-American application will be activated on June 1st on the USA Swimming website. This year, the entire process will be through online submissions (nothing will be mailed). Applicants will be required to upload their High School transcripts onto the special site that is collecting the information. Please plan ahead with your High School guidance offices to secure an official transcript before the deadline of August 1st. READ HERE for information on the new process. For more Maine Swimming news like us on...