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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...

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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...

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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.

Please find samples of Crisis Management Plans (.zip) to assist you in completeing your FGC Grant Application. Extracted Files: New England Crisis Management Plan Michigan Swimming Response and Action Plan Communicating in a Crisis - USA Swimming Illinois Swimming Policy & Procedures Crisis Communications Policy Illinois Swimming CRISIS MANAGEMENT/DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN LAKE ERIE SWIMMING CRISIS COMMUNICATION PLAN

FGC Coronavirus Relief Grant #SupportOurClubs Prepared By: The Florida Gold Coast Board of Directors Released: April 3, 2020 FGC C19 Grant Guidelines and Application The 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has sparked an unprecedented worldwide pandemic. Local, State, and National government agencies urged a nationwide halt to normal business operations and group gatherings. In the sport of swimming, this includes cancellation of swim events worldwide. In Florida, every locality is experiencing suspension of team training and practices. Widespread government-mandated pool facility closures and beach closures have occurred to the Florida Gold...

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...

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 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...

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Coronavirus Information & Resources for Small Businesses --Southern Zone Florida Gold Coast Coaches’ Corner #2 March 21, 2020 Coaches of the Florida Gold Coast: On Friday, 3/20/2020, the FGC Board of Directors met via video/phone conference to discuss our immediate future as an LSC in these unprecedented times of pool & program suspensions. Below are some of the highlighted points that may pertain to your teams’ situation. State of Spring 14 & U Jr. Olympics & Sr. Championships: Both March, 2020 Jr. Olympics & Sr. Championships have been permanently CANCELLED....

We are excited to announce the agenda and Breakout Clinic for the 2020 FGC Swimposium. This is our opportunity to come together as an LSC, recognize our outstanding athletes and have an amazing clinic where our athletes can learn from two of the greatest American Olympians of all time, Aaron Peirsol and Josh Davis. This event has been POSTPONED, and will be rescheduled for a later date. Stay tuned for this announcement. To sign up for the 12-18 year old clinic, click here. To sign up for the 8-11 year...