Updated: March 17, 2021

Mental Health and Self Care

Returning to Pools and Meets

Relief Program Grant Round 2 from USA Swimming

Open Water Suggestions

FGC Info and Suggestions for Personal Protective Equipment

  • FDA updates on Hand Sanitizer
  • Multiple pairs of gloves
  • Extra masks/neck gaiters
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes or equivalent
  • Infrared thermometer
  • Notebook and pens to record temperatures
  • Battery operated whistle
  • Extra batteries
  • Face shields

Department of Health

FGC Coronavirus Relief Grant.     #SupportOurClubs

Prepared By: The Florida Gold Coast Board of Directors

Released: April 3, 2020

 Click the following link for the FGC C19 Grant Guidelines and Application

Small Business Information

Coach Certification Requirements – Extensions

As a result of the closures of many facilities due to COVID-19, coaches may find it difficult to renew some certifications.  The following steps are being taken to assist with this issue for coaches whose Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training or CPR/AED certifications expire between March 1 and June 30, 2020:

For agencies that are granting certification extensions

Submit the following to your LSC registrar:


  • Any correspondence from the agency that provides specific information about the extension, including the new expiration date(s). Examples of correspondence include provisional/temporary certificates, email notifications from the agency, etc.
  • A copy of your Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training or CPR/AED certifications showing an expiration date within the dates stated above. 


For certifications from any agency that does not grant an extension - USA Swimming is granting an extension until July 31, 2020, for coaches whose Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training or CPR/AED certifications expire between March 1 and June 30, 2020.


Please note the following:

  • For CPR/AED and In-Water Safety Training certifications that expire during that timeframe, SWIMS and Deck Pass will be updated to reflect the new expiration date of 7/31/2020.
  • Programming changes are necessary and will be done as soon as possible. In the meantime, coaches may receive reminders about expiring certifications until the current expiration dates are rolled forward to 7/31/2020.
  • Any coaches who can renew the certifications listed above should send their updated certificates to their LSC registrar as usual.


It is also important to note that other certifications and membership requirements must be updated on or before their current expiration date for courses that are completed online.  These courses include Athlete Protection Training, background checks, Coaches Advantage Training, and online Safety Training for Swim Coaches.


A link to the policy will be included in the monthly Coach Connection newsletter going out to coaches this week.

Updated: March 30, 2020


Cancellation of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis

Following the closure of the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI, USA Swimming was informed that it can no longer host its TYR Pro Swim Series event that was scheduled on May 6-9, 2020.


Given the current health climate, and the ongoing uncertainty regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the organization has officially made the decision to cancel the event.  


Indianapolis marked the final stop of the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series, following previous stops in Greensboro, Knoxville, and Des Moines. The Mission Viejo stop, scheduled for April 16-19, has already been canceled due to COVID-19.