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Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, is adding swimming and diving to its list of sponsored NCAA Division III programs. The college will have both men's and women's teams and will begin competition during the 2019-20 academic year. The school has hired Brian Ware of Mississippi Makos to be the school's first head coach. SwimSwam article SwimmingWorld article

The purpose of the Safe Sport Impact Award is to recognize significant achievements by an individual or group who has contributed to the fulfillment of the Safe Sport Committee mission to safeguard all members of USA Swimming from sexual, psychological, emotional and physical abuse. Nominations are being accepted until the end of July. The nomination form may be found here.

MS Swimming was represented by athletes Cait Chandler (BEST) and Adam Eckstein (VSA) at the inaugural Leadership Summit held in Houston, TX. Brian Ware (Makos) also attended as our LSC coach representative. USA Swimming's first-ever Leadership Summit was hosted by the Executive Committee and Athlete Leadership Task Force in partnership with Gulf Swimming and the University of Houston. The summit was developed "by athletes for athletes" in collaboration with Forward Progress Athletics Consulting to provide an interactive curriculum on leadership values and skills. The summit was led by an all-female...

On Saturday, March 31, MS Swimming coaches representing 10 of our 11 clubs attended an LSC coaches clinic provided by USA Swimming's high performance director Russell Mark. The 5-hour workshop held in Flowood at Northwest Rankin HS covered all strokes in depth as well as racing starts. Coaches dissected video of elite athletes to learn the latest tips for fast, efficient swimming. Thank you to Coach Robert Gonzalez for planning and coordinating this insightful coach education opportunity for our LSC.

Wade Kojima, MS Swimming's chair of our officials comittee, recently had the honor to work the men's Division 1 NCAA championships held at he Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Kojima was selected to work the prestigous meet as one of USA Swimming's top officials and found himself officiating some of the most exciting lanes of the competition, including Caleb Dressel's 200 free relay lead-off which was the first swim under :18. MS Swimming salutes Wade Kojima for his dedication to the sport...

Congrats to all swimmers and teams who competed at short course state meet in Biloxi. RESULTS are posted. Videos of the live webstream for each session are posted on MS Swimming YouTube channel. TEAM SCORES 1. Mississippi Makos Swim Team 3843.5 2. Biloxi Elite Swim Team 3793.5 3. Sunkist Swim Team 3454 4. Shock Wave Aquatic Team 3239 5. Performance Elite Aquatics 2512 6. Vicksburg Swimming Association 710 7. Laurel Swim Association 629 8. Delta Aquatic Club 413 9. Swim Columbus Swim Team 241 10. YMCA Hub Fins 240 11....

Many have likely seen, heard or been made aware of the recent sentencing of former sports medicine doctor, Larry Nassar. As a member of our sport community, you might be asking yourself how this could have happened and what we can do to prevent this from ever happening again. We – coaches, athletes, parents, officials, volunteers, team leaders, and sport leaders – can commit to prevention and we can commit to speaking up. We can commit to Safe Sport. Safe Sport is something we do, every day on every deck....

ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING UPDATE Currently you may be experiencing a lot of inquiries as to why the member’s APT is not matching to their record. This is due to one or more of the following factors: With the new APT program, some members don’t realize that they selected the APT courses that are available for non-members. If this happens, it won’t match to the member’s record because the system doesn’t know that it is a member who took the course. You will need to send an email to [email protected] and...

On November 5th, MS swimmers enjoyed an awesome clinic with Olympic legend and World Record holder Rebecca Soni. The Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic was sponsored by Mississippi Swimming with local support from the Flowood YMCA, Brown Bottling and Sunkist Swim Team. Rebecca also served as the guest speaker that night at the LSC's annual Top 5 banquet. 1

Mississippi Swimming gave out its annual awards at the Top 5 Banquet held on Saturday, November 4, at the Hilton Jackson with special guest Olympic legend Rebecca Soni. Congratulations to all the Top 5 swimmers and award winners! Coaches of the Year Age Group – Eddie Ware Senior – Brian Ware USA Swimming Scholastic All America Khameron Glass Alex Miller Athlete Rep Certificate of Achievement Jack Smithson ConocoPhillips Outstanding Service Wade Heggie Maxwell Excellence Award for Service Wade Kojima Zone Team Gabrielle Baldwin Simone Baldwin Jaxon Bradburn Thomas Chain Ethan...