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Satoshi Katsumoto

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Satoshi Katsumoto

The office@mdswim.org email address is working again, although you may receive a message that your email was undeliverable.

Satoshi Katsumoto

Congratulations to the MD swimmers who made the USA Swimming 2019-2020 Scholastic All American Team 2 Swimmers made it all 3 years they were eligible: Meghan Lee, EST and Alexander Reidel, MAC Maggie Belbot, NBAC Caroline Benda, NBAC Charles Bennici, MAC Colin Bitz, EST Ryan Branon, NBAC Lucas Calderon, NBAC Samantha Casolo, MAC Meghan Cole, MAC Danielle Ghine, EST Joe Hayburn, ASC Edward Lakatta, NBAC Meghan Lee, EST Alexander Reidel, MAC Zachary Smith, EST Nathan Sukeena, EST

Satoshi Katsumoto

Maryland is known for its abundance of officials and meet staff, and we are thankful that so many of our members want to give back to our LSC. While we are running meets on a reduced scale we will be limiting the Administrative Official, Stroke & Turn, Chief Judge, Meet Director, and Meet Entry Coordinator certifications and clinics to recertification only at this time. The current climate does not allow us to train in these positions effectively or with the depth of experience necessary to certify. We thank you for...

Satoshi Katsumoto

Joel Shinofield, Managing Director of Sport Development General Updates BOD discussion for October sanctions has begun and will be determined by Monday All safety guidelines still exist regardless of any potential changes to geographic sanctions All meet sanctioning decisions still lie with the LSC’s comfort level regarding hosting meets within the national guidelines Zone Directors, Aquatic Coalition, and medical professionals all agree there has been great compliance within our swimming community Roadmap to Omaha and the meets that lead us to Trials will be covered at Convention; find that information...

Carron Dunker

Maryland Swimming is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Virtual Meet Series with the first sanction period beginning Friday, September 18, 2020. Site Meet Hosts select the events and sessions they want to run and submit the Site Host Request form to obtain the event file. All results will be submitted through the MDSI Virtual Meet Director and uploaded to USA Swimming. Information can be found on the MDSI COVID-19 webpage.

Satoshi Katsumoto

Please be reminded that the USA Swimming 12 & under tech suit ban went into effect September 1, 2020. For detailed information about the ban, including lists of approved and restricted suits, please refer to the USA Swimming news page on this topic.

Satoshi Katsumoto

USA Swimming hosted a webinar about non-sanctioned virtual meets. https://vimeo.com/442396145/339523718b

Satoshi Katsumoto

As we continue to navigate these challenging times, we remain focused on supporting our teams and members in their return to training and competition. We are aware of the considerable differences and effects of the COVID-19 crisis across the country and are being mindful of these as we further develop our “crawl, walk, race” strategies, initially introduced in June. Following input from athletes, coaches, committee volunteers, and staff, the USA Swimming Board of Directors approved the following event sanctions for August 2020: LSCs will be limited to the sanctioning of...

Satoshi Katsumoto

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced a new virtual competition format for its members, allowing swimmers from across the country to compete against one another from the comfort of their local pool. The new competition style, which marks the first time USA Swimming has held virtual meets on a national scale, allows swimmers to return to racing while reducing the risks of travel and large gatherings in venues. Athletes who compete in these virtual meets...