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Susan Huckeby

All sanction fees and Montana Swimming meet fees are to be mailed to MT Swimming Admin Vice Chair Tracy Flikkema at 150 Keystone, Drive, Belgrade, MT 59714. If you have any questions, please reach to Tracy by email or by phone at 406-539-2835. The updated sanction form has been posted and is available here in Word or PDF format. The updated MT Swim Meet Financial Report has been posted and is available here in Word or PDF format.

Susan Huckeby

Stephanie Boysen has stepped down as the Montana Swimming Membership/Registration Chair. She and her husband Randy have embarked on a new adventure. They purchased The Dive Bakery in Helena. Stephanie is now using her craetive talents to produce amazing baked goods. Pleasse stop by the bakery when you are in Helena. Montana Swimming would like to thank Stephanie for all her time and effort she poured into the registration chair position. She did a terrific job and will be greatly missed! Thank you Stephanie. Jay Friend and Susan Huckeby will...

Susan Huckeby

The Montana Swimming Officials organization is pleased to annouce thier annual award winners sleected during teh offcials fall meeting. Jeff Krattiger, Helena Lions Swim Team, received the 2022 Mark Hallgrimson Award for the outstanding stroke and turn official. Tracy Flikkema, Billings Aquatic Club, received the Exellence in Officiating Award. Congratulations Jeff and Tracy!! In other news, Eric Belasco, Bozmean Barracudas, was elected the new MT Swimming Officials Chair. Many thanks to Lon Huckert for his service as the outgoing officals chair. Congratulations Eric!!

Kirby Beierle and Jessica Marshall were named the 2022 Montana Swimming Coaches of the Year. Kirby Beierle was voted the Montana Swimming Head Coach of the Year. Kirby is the head coach of the Missoula YMCA Swim Team. Jessica Marshall was voted the Age Group of the Year. Jessica is the age group coach at the Billings Aquatic Club. Congratulations Kirby and Jessica!

As we approach the launch of the new SWIMS database on September 1, we want to share some updates coming to Coach Education. Based on member feedback, and to improve ease of access, your new USA Swimming account will feature all education and certification requirements in one location. Starting September 1, 2022, your USA Swimming account will give you access to the newly developed Coaching Certification Program. It will replace all current learning sites and platforms, where members have historically completed items including, but not limited to, background checks, Athlete...

Process and estimated timeline for Swim Center repairs now available on City website Post Date: 07/18/2022 5:30 PM A new way to provide the public with updates and transparency about the repair and reopening process for the Swim Center has been posted on the City of Bozeman website at www.bozeman.net/swimcenter! A chart outlining the tasks, estimated timelines, progress indicators, and who is responsible is posted on the Swim Center Updates webpage and will be updated as we make progress on each of the steps needed to reopen the swim center...

The USA Swimming Board of Directors voted to change the Flex Membership registration criteria effective September 1, 2022. New, this fall Flex Memberships will only be available for athletes ages 12 and younger. The Flex Membership price will increase to $30 per person ($20 goes to USA Swimming and $10 to the LSC). Letter from USA Swimming explaining the changes: To: USA Swimming Board of Directors, Membership/Registration Committee, LSC General Chairs, LSC Admin Vice-Chairs, LSC Membership and Registration Chairs, LSC Permanent Offices, LSC Staff, Club Contacts The USA Swimming Board...

REMINDER – In 2022, USA Swimming is switching to a different broker, Insurance Office of America (IOA), for general liability and excess liability coverage. There is a new process for requesting additional insured certificates of insurance. This process, and all other information, is available at www.usaswimming.org/insurance. USA Swimming is pleased to announce that we have successfully bound our renewals of general liability coverage, including sexual molestation coverage, excess liability coverage and excess accident medical coverage for 2022. As in previous years, this coverage extends to USA Swimming, the USA Swimming...