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Don Henshaw

What has changed? Previously there were no penalties for failing to compete. The revision imposes a positive check-in requirement for failing to compete in a prelims event and an event penalty (plus positive check-in requirement) for failing to compete in finals. These changes are confined to the "Scratches" section in the main body of the meet letter. Why? A policy change at USA Swimming now requires that OQM meets offering administrative referee evaluations, such as our Sectional meets, must impose failure to compete penalties. This change was approved by the...

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Florida Swimming Zone Team 2021 Southern Age Group Zone Championships July 27 – 31 Tupelo, MS Team: Forty-eight (48) swimmers will be selected for the team; eight (8) girls and eight (8) boys from the 11-12 and 13-14 and the 15-18 age division. While swimmers will be selected based on the qualifying criteria below, they will be swimming multiple events. We will also be selecting a small group of disabled swimmers. Swimmers must be registered 2021 Florida Swimming athletes in good standing 120 days prior to or as of the...

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Updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) Requirements USA Swimming member, USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be creating healthy and positive environments free from abuse for all its members. As part of its commitment to safeguard athletes, USA Swimming has released an updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) applicable to all USA Swimming Adult Participants, Zones, Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) and member clubs. These required updates come from the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). USA Swimming’s updated MAAPP document has been approved by the Center and is...

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The Florida Swimming Open Water Zone Team won the 2021 Southern Zone Open Water Championships for the 3rd straight year. Outstanding job by our athletes and a big "Thanks" to our coaches and parents for supporting our team! Let's do it again next year! Event Results: 11-12 Boys 2K 11-12 Girls 2K 11-12 Boys Relay 11-12 Girls Relay 13-14 Boys 5K 13-14 Girls 5K 13-14 Boys Relay 13-14 Girls Relay 15-16 Boys 5K 15-16 Girls 5K Open Boys 5K Open Girls 5K Open Boys Relay Open Girls Relay Boys Combined...

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Bud & Irene Hackett Award Florida Swimming will present two $1,000.00 awards to one male and one female Florida Swimming/USA Swimming athlete member. DEADLINE: Friday, June 18, 2021 QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be a 2021 graduating high school senior. Applicant must be a CURRENT 2021 Florida Swimming member in good standing and have been a member for at least 2 years – Adult athletes must be current with Athlete Protection Training Applicant must graduate with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA (un-weighted). Applicant must show the ability to be a strong...

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Congratulations to the following swimmers that qualified for the Florida Open Water Zone Team. The team will compete in Chattanooga, TN on June 4-6, 2021. 11-12 Girls: Erisman, Rylee M LAKR, Kozlowski, Kendall A TBAC, Seluk, Karter R GCST, Bowen, Makenna L BSS 11-12 Boys: Stuhlmacher, Caleb A BW, Kirby, Nicholas R GCST, Khunduang, Gozon B PS, Smith, Connor M CVST 13-14 Girls: Patrick, Cher J UNAT, Moore, Olivia T BSS, Tuthill, Aubrey J TEAM, Gotham, Ella M BSS 13-14 Boys: Gear, Brandon P SAST, Lanoue, Walker M SAST, Sepulveda,...

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2021 Florida LSC Open Water Championship Results: Open Girls Boys Girls Champion - Carlie Rose - BD Boys Champion - Joshua Brown - HIGH 15-16 Girls Boys Girls Champion - Cadence Fort GCST Boys Champion - Andrew Taylor TBAC 13-14 Girls Boys Girls Champion - Cher Patrick UNA Boys Champion - Nick Fabian GCST 11-12 Girls Boys Girls Champion - Rylee Erisman LAKR Boys Champion - Jackson Irwin SRQ 10 & under Girls Boys Girls Champion - Alex Clark WFLA Boys Champion - Connor Bonesteel TCSC Team Champions - Team...

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Florida Top 10 Times for Female and Male in SCY, and LCM are now updated as of May 10th. See where you rank!

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Florida Swimming has rescinded our existing mask mandate. However, participants and visitors are required to abide by the protocols of each individual facility. Update to the current Florida Swimming mandate and approved by the Florida Swimming Executive Committee: Florida Swimming mandates that all persons follow COVID guidelines as required by facility and local protocols including but not limited to mask and social distancing policies. Please follow host meet letter guidelines. Florida Swimming will not be responsible for enforcing facility protocols however participation in the meet must adhere to facility guidelines....

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Blair Stoneburg (TCA), and Cadence Fort (GCST) have been accepted to the USA Swimming OW National Team based on their finishes at the National 10k at Fort Myers Beach, FL on April 19, 2021. Blair finished 6th, and Cadence finished 7th in the race. Congratulations to both ladies, and their coaches.