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  To inspire and provide quality opportunities for our members to achieve excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.

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Mary Fleckenstein

Coaches, please consider attending the upcoming Senior Development Committee meeting for insight and input into the Senior championship formats within USA swimming. USA Swimming’s Senior Development Committee is holding a Zoom coaches’ meeting on March 9th at Noon Eastern. All USA Swimming members are invited to attend. Topics on the agenda are the following: *18 & Under Spring Virtual Meet Series *New USA Swimming Spring LCM Meets for 18 & Under Winter Jr Qualifiers- logistics, dates, sites *End of Summer Championship Meets- dates and sites To attend, you will need...

Mary Fleckenstein

USA Swimming has Updated the Coach Membership Requirements list. Coaches please note - The list of accepted courses has been shortened. Each course was thorouoghly reviewed by a task force and any course that did not meet the USAS standard was removed. Here is a link to the requirement list - please look at the top of page 4 of NOT ACCEPTABLE certifications - which includes any instructor certifications not noted.. /mrlsc/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/coach-requirements-3-1-21_012212.pdf

Mary Fleckenstein

To update CPR - you must take the online portion of the CPR course and submit the certification with your current CPR course that has an expiration date between July 31, 2020 and March 31, 2021. The extension can't be granted unless both certifications are submitted. To update Safety Training In Water portion - If you have a current online Safety Training Cert - you must request an extension by emailing the office - [email protected] - and request an extension. Your Online Safety must be current and extend past the...

Mary Fleckenstein

Eastern Zone General Chairs, While Virginia Swimming and the Meet Host are putting the finishing touches on the Sectionals Meet Announcement, here is some additional information, specifically the event lineup. It is also posted on the EZ website. We will send notification as soon as we have a meet announcement and OME is open. Thank you and your clubs for your patience while this is being put together. Tim Husson Non-Coach Director, Eastern Zone /mrlsc/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/2021-03-01-sectional-event-update_071435.pdf Good evening Eastern Zone, As we brace for another winter weather event tomorrow, I'm just...

Mary Fleckenstein

The Metro Board of Directors voted last night to suspend the 5-meet rule for qualifying for athlete travel reimbursements for the 2020-2021 SCY and LCM seasons. Any athlete that is registered with USA Swimming and affiliated with a Metro club may submit for travel reimbursement to a reimbursable meet. The 30-day submission rule will still be in effect. Forms will be updated.

Mary Fleckenstein

Athlete's -Here is your opportunity to be heard! Join the Athletes Committee and be part of greatness! https://forms.gle/fR1m4vQ5T8njguQV7

Mary Fleckenstein

Zoom Meet Director/Admin Official Clinic March 16 There will be a clinic held via Zoom, from 7:30pm to 9pm for new and recertifying Meet Directors/Administrative Officials. Testing and apprentice sessions required prior to certification for new officials. Must be 18. For more information or to register please email Jeff Chu ( [email protected]) by 10pm March 14th.

Mary Fleckenstein

2021 Rulebook Available Now Dear members, USA Swimming will be sending an email today informing non-athlete members USA Swimming will not be providing a hardcopy version of the 2021 USA Swimming rulebook this year. We wanted to inform you the following groups will be receiving a hardcopy version of the 2021 USA Swimming rulebook. Due to your status as a member of one of the following groups, you will receive a hardcopy version of the 2021 USA Swimming rulebook. These individuals will include: Current member clubs (one per club) Local...

Mary Fleckenstein

USA Swimming Zone Select and Regional Diversity Select Camps Moving to Virtual Format Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 USA Swimming Zone Select and Regional Diversity Select Camps will be canceled. In lieu of these absent programs, USA Swimming is announcing the Zone Select Performance Workshop and the Regional Diversity Performance Workshop to continue providing opportunities for our athletes at the age-group level. Dates for these events will be announced soon. Selections for the Zone Select Performance Workshop will be conducted automatically through the SWIMS database and selected participants...

Mary Fleckenstein

Health Insurance for Coaches Feb 9-April 1 https://www.usaswimming.org/coaches/popular-resources/health-insurance-for-coaches?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpFd09HVmpOall3TkRReiIsInQiOiJaNVpDOGFueUE0VmJFalBFcmd4d2RyTmtveGcybEpBSFNxVFZvZzNYSUh6WXZjVDl2TEJBOVhWQ1V5XC9wTUZOUDZ5QVVqaDhFS0Rtb3VGTWlJa2Q0ZXc9PSJ9