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Beyond Cultural Blindness: The Experiences of Black Athletes in the World of Competitive Swimming USA Swimming will present an online webinar on Thursday, October 29th at 3:00 p.m. to discuss athlete experiences in the sport of competitive swimming. Join clinical & sport psychologist, Dr. Kensa Gunter, as she facilitates a conversation with Olympian Simone Manuel and former National Teamer, Sabir Muhammad surrounding mental health, performance, and intentional inclusivity. To register for this program, visit the USA Swimming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website.

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South Carolina Swimmers Named 2019-2020 Scholastic All-America Ten South Carolina Swimming swimmers were recently named to the 2019-2020 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America team. The honor is given to students in grades 9-12 who maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and have attained 2019 Winter Junior qualifying times. South Carolina Swimming is proud to recognize these scholar-athletes and congratulates the swimmers on their achievement, as well as their coaches and parents for their outstanding support. Anna Ashley - RAYS Jenna Bridges - YSSC Robin Chandler - RAYS Kendal Chunn -...

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The 2021 grant application for the USA Swimming Foundation Learn to Swim program is now available. USA Swimming Foundation Learn to Swim Grants are intended to expand current programming to reach under-served and under-represented populations and communities that would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim. We invite all swim lesson providers offering this essential service to apply. For more information, visit the USA Swimming Foundation website. USA Swimming Foundation 2021 Learn to Swim Grant proposals are due by Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

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The USA Swimming Board of Directors continues to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for necessary precautions to further prioritize the safety of USA Swimming members. As a result of this, and following the expiration of the Board’s previous emergency action, the Board has voted to amend Articles 202.4 and 202.6 of the USA Swimming Rules to require certain COVID-related precautions in order to issue meet sanctions and approvals, including a safety plan, assumption of risk, and release of liability. As always, USA Swimming, Local Swimming...

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Age Group Motivational Times for 2021 - 2024

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This webinar is on Monday, July 27, 2020, at 10:00 am and will cover the process and best practices for hosting virtual meets over the next few months. Click Here to register.

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USA Swimming 12 & Under Tech Suit Policy

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To: South Carolina Swimming From: Roy Dessloch, General Chair Re: Important Information and Announcements The South Carolina Swimming Board of Directors met last night and made some decisions that I want to make you aware of: Our summer Open Water State Championships, Long Course Senior State Championships, and Long Course Age Group State Championships have all been officially cancelled. We are holding out hope that an Open Water meet can be contested in late September or early October, but that is pending permitting and a lot of other factors. Stay...

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To: All South Carolina Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers From: Roy Dessloch, General Chair Re: Deadlines for Swim Meet Eligibility As many of you are aware, we have had a 5:00 pm Thursday deadline in place for years for registration to be complete for athletes to be able to swim in meets that weekend. We appreciate everyone that has worked hard to give our athletes the opportunity to compete legally, and to keep our valuable liability insurance in effect. At the January Board of Directors meeting, it was brought to our...

Dear Parents, USA Swimming has done a great job in updating it's Parent Education part of the website. Please follow this link to learn more about how you can become a more supportive swim parent for you swimmer. http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1503&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en There is a lot of useful informaiton here--enjoy!