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Terrell Woods

Hello! The USA Swimming Safe Sport staff is hosting weekly Zoom trainings to help clubs achieve the training requirements of the Safe Sport Club Recognition program. The sessions for both parents and athletes include a one-hour training. Attendance will be taken via a survey at the end of training and the USA Swimming staff will manually update the Club Portal so that clubs receive credit towards recognition. There will also be weekly training available for coaches to learn more about the Safe Sport Club Recognition program and how to share...

Terrell Woods

Good Evening FGC Coaches (and Parents)- Hope this finds everyone doing well-staying healthy and doing your best to be positive in your daily lives! I know that this time affects each of us differently. We just need to continue to be supportive of each other as we work our way back to "some light at the end of this unknown tunnel!" As this COVID-19 has surely tested all of us in our daily lives, it cannot break the strong bond that this group all shares. The bond of Swimming! We...

Terrell Woods

Hello Coaches, Attached is some important information that helps summarize our last Board of Directors meeting held this week. Also are 2 great items from both USA Swimming on Facility Re-Opening Guidelines and FGC Swimming's approved Return to Competition Policy. FGC Coaches Corner #3 Return to Competion USAS Facility Reopening Plan Guidlines Look for information regarding our next meeting as we hope to have you participate! We all look forward slowly transition into getting our feel wet and back to our passion of competitive swimming! -- Gordon Andrews Head Coach,...

Terrell Woods

Hello Head Coaches of the FGC, The Athlete Representatives of the FGC, Chloe Hernandez, Kyle Kasztner, and Madelene Finks, are interested in having Club Representatives in each club within the FGC. Club Representatives will be two members from each club that represent gender diversity. Club Representatives will be representing their club for the Athlete Representatives. They will be the main form of communication between the Athlete Representatives and their club. The responsibilities of a Club Rep include relaying information from Athlete Reps to the members of their club, voicing the...

Terrell Woods

Waivers of Liability in the COVID-19 Era: Proactive Steps Businesses Should Consider to Protect Against Possible Future Liability RELATED PROFESSIONAL(S): Sarah Smyth O'Brien , Jorge A. Solis April 6, 2020 The current coronavirus (also known as “COVID-19”) pandemic has changed how industries across the United States and the world are conducting business. It has cast uncertainty and apprehension into even the most routine commercial interactions. Despite these circumstances, many industries continue to provide their customers with essential services necessary for continued economic stability and public safety. On one hand, continuing...

Terrell Woods

FGC Soaring Eagle Scholarship The Florida Gold Coast Board of Directors has created new Scholarship in response to the 2018 tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, which included one of our own - local swimmer Nicholas Dworet - as one of the victims. In keeping with Nick’s drive and determination to continue his swimming career collegiately, this scholarship is designed to encourage and support our FGC athletes who share that same drive and determination! The “FGC Soaring Eagle Scholarship” will be awarded annually by...

Don Henshaw

As discussed on our calls, the Facility Reopening Plan Guidelines are now available for download at https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/community-quaratine-resources . In addition to the Facility Reopening Plan Guidelines, we have also made the OSHA 3990 Guidelines for COVID-19 and the White House Guidelines for Reopening Economy documents available as well. It is important to remember that all plans must comply with local, state and federal public health guidelines. Lastly, as you prepare your plans, we encourage you to take this opportunity to promote water safety in your community, focusing on staying safe...

Don Henshaw

MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES Zoom Setup and Security Resources for Clubs USA Swimming Announces Recovery Plan for Clubs COVID-19 Relief Program for Teams Grant Application Guidelines Facility Reopening Plan Guidelines OSHA 3990 Guidelines for COVID-19 White House Guidelines for Reopening Economy USA Swimming Webinars & Podcasts Swimming Community Webinars & Podcasts Club Operations Information – CARES Act information, best practices, sample strategies and communications, small business assistance Virtual Coaching – Tips, Tricks and ideas from coaches, teams and outside resources Mental Health Resources

Terrell Woods

UPDATED RESOURCES FROM USA SWIMMING As of April 30, 2020 USA Swimming Community Quarantine Resource Page Check this page often as resources are updated regularly. WEBINAR: THE THEN & NOW OF POOL OPERATION & PROGRAMMING ADAPTATIONS Monday May 4 – Noon Eastern/11am Central/10am Mountain/9am Pacific Topics: • Pools and viruses • Dry land supporting areas and how we will need to treat them going forward. • Cleaning options • Social distancing compliance • Policies and Protocols Registration Link WEBINAR: TECHNIQUE TUESDAYS WITH RUSELL MARK STARTING MAY 5TH Link to Register...

Don Henshaw

We have started a new Top 10 Seasonal Rankings. See where you are on the list. The lists can be found under "Times" using the drop down menu.