KENTUCKY SWIMMING - PO Box 630 - Versailles, KY 40383 - (859) 539-9091- kyswim@kylsc.org

OUR MISSION
The education, instruction and training of individuals to develop and improve their capabilities in the sport of swimming. 
OUR VISION
To provide a safe and healthy environment, encompassing all backgrounds and abilities that create a tradition of excellence in the sport of swimming.

USAS 2020-2021 Sanctioning Requirements

Kentucky Swimming

Sanctioning Requirements

All existing requirements for sanctioned competition remain in place.

LSCs will be limited to the sanctioning of meets comprised only of athletes and clubs registered within the LSC.* Until further notice, the LSC must perform a recon report in advance of the meet to ensure participation is limited to athletes and clubs registered within the LSC.

Meets should be pre-seeded, and no deck entries should be allowed.

In addition to the meet sanction request, the applicant meet host must provide the following information in a supplement document:

a. A statement of the local protocols and requirements;

b. The plan for spectator ingress and egress;

c. The planned number of individuals gathering in the spaces: pool, deck, spectator seating, etc.;

d. Safe Sport considerations to ensure parents have access to and/or the opportunity to observe their child; and

e. An attestation statement in which the meet host attests that the conduct of the meet will adhere to local jurisdictional guidelines.

Suggested language: In applying for this sanction(ed event), the Host, __________________________    (specifically named Club or other entity) agrees to comply and to enforce all health and safety mandates and guidelines of USA Swimming, _______ (LSC), the State of Kentucky and ___________ (local jurisdiction).

5.   The applicant meet host must provide assumption of risk disclaimer language in meet information, announcements, and heat sheets. The following is assumption of risk disclaimer.  This language is provided as an example only. The meet host should provide its own language reviewed by local counsel:

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for the swimmers, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and other event workers. You must follow all posted instructions while attending this event. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Neither USA Swimming, Inc. nor Kentucky Swimming , Inc., can prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

6.   The meet information, meet announcement and heat sheets must also contain the following language:

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

BY ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING IN THIS COMPETITION, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND FOREVER RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS USA SWIMMING AND KENTUCKY SWIMMING AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIMS INCLUDING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DISEASE OR PROPERTY LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE AND GIVE UP ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE TO SEEK DAMAGES, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, IN CONNECTION WITH EXPOSURE, INFECTION, AND/OR SPREAD OF COVID-19 RELATED TO PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION.