WELCOME TO THE ATHLETE ZONE


Congrats to our 7 new members of the Athlete Committee!! We welcome Cole Kincart, Katie Timmer, Gena Jorgenson, Burke Lauseng, Matthew Sorbe, Nathan Brey, & Matthew Grebner for the 2019-2020 year! 


Helpful Links

College Swimming Recruiting and Rankings --> CollegeSwimming 

Split and Pace Calculators --> SwimmingSplitCalculator 

What to eat before and after practice --> eat-right-swim-faster-nutritional-guide 

When can I wear a tech suit? --> tech-suits

What are the differences between tech suit brands? --> SuitReview

FAQ's

  • How do I qualify to swim at State, Sectionals, Futures, Jr. Nationals, and beyond??
    • Achieve a certain time!! The State "A" times are found on this website, and each year updated qualifying times for higher level meets are posted on USA Swimming's website.
  • What does it mean to be part of governing SD Swimming?
    • Be a voice for other swimmers at Board meetings (every two months) and LSC HoD meetings (twice a year)
    • Take part in voting on issues ranging from State Meet to time standards to how we should approach improving the sport in our state!!
    • Participate in discussion during meetings to make sure varying opinions are heard
    • Attend meetings and share information with athletes on your club
    • Opportunity to attend fun national events such as the USA Swimming Leadership Summit (late April) and the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention (late Sept.)
  • Wondering how to get involved with the Athlete Committee of South Dakota Swimming??
    • Send in application (these will be made available each summer)
    • Be voted in by athletes from each team around the time of Long Course State (late July)
    • Must be at least 16 or going into sophomore year of high school (South Dakota Swimming Bylaws, pg. 12)
  • ​​What is the point of having the Athlete Committee and athlete meetings?​
    • Encourage more swimmers to get involved with South Dakota Swimming!!!
    • Help people understand what we do on the Athlete Committee
    • Get everyone excited about playing a role in swimming on both state and national levels!!