Ohio Swimming

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Lindsay's Law - New Requirement

Sep 1, 2018

Dear Parents and Students,

If your child plans to participate on the Coffman YMCA Swim Team, you and your child will need to read below about Lindsay’s Law and the new requirement it adds for young athletes. Follow the link below to watch the video and complete the attached form. This form needs to be turned in on the  first day of practice to the coach. Both parent and student must sign the form.  No swimmer will be allowed to participate on the first day of practice without this signed form.

Lindsay’s Law adds new requirement for student-athletes

Beginning in 2017-18, CFY Swimmers have a new annual responsibility to fulfill before participating on the Coffman YMCA Swim Team. The new requirement is centered around Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Every child planning to participate in a sport must watch the video below and turn in the signature form to the coach of that age group.  This is now an annual requirement.

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code  3313.5310 3707.58 and  3707.59 became effective on  August 1, 2017 .

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For parents/guardians and youth athletes:

Thank you,

Toby Boedeker
Head Swimming Coach