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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...

Coaches: Please click here to get the State Championship Order of Events for 2020 Short Course and Long Course. This order of events was reviewed by the Senior Committee, Age Group Committee, Officials and the Sports Performance Committee before discussion by Technical Planning. We look forward to working with our meet hosts to make the 2020 championship meet series an awesome experience for everyone. On another note, some questions were raised by coaches at the House of Delegates with respect to 2019-20 Time Standards for these Championship meets. Those questions...

Following the conclusion of the 2018-2019 swim season, USA Swimming announced the names of 1,634 high school swimmers who have been selected to the 2018-2019 Scholastic All America Team. Below is the list of the South Carolina 2018-2019 USA Swimming Scholastic All America Team. These athletes will be recognized on the USA Swimming website and each will receive three certificates – one for the swimmer, one for their club, and one for their school. Each member will also receive a commemorative bag tag. Those who are being recognized as three-timers...

On behalf of Abby Howard, Association Counsel & Director of Safe Sport To: LSC General Chairs LSC Registration/Membership Chairs We have received inquiries as to how to apply the adult athlete APT training requirement to adult athletes with cognitive delays or disabilities. USA Swimming encourages people with disabilities to participate in the sport of swimming and facilitates their inclusion in USA Swimming programs through education and collaboration. In furtherance of that commitment, USA Swimming is working to implement a policy to include athletes with disabilities in the adult athlete APT...

Scholastic All-American Application NOW OPEN! Requirements: Grade completion requirement – applicant must have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year A=4, B=3, C=2. If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79 Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point. Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English,...

There will be a South Carolina Swimming Board of Directors meeting at Noon on Sunday, June 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 434 Columbiana Drive, Columbia, SC 29212. All LSC HoD representatives, coaches, swimmers, and interested parents are welcome to attend and participate. Following the Board Meeting the House of Delegates will convene at 2:00 pm at the same location. The primary order of business will be the approval of meet bids for the 2019-2020 short and long course seasons. The complete agendas are attached and posted on the LSC...

Coaches, Swimmers and Parents, MAJOR CHANGES have been handed down by the USA Center for Safe Sport. I will have much more to say in the coming days. For those athletes who are 18, or soon to turn 18: Effective June 23, 2019 - You must now take Athlete Protection Training (APT) on or before your birthday. Compliance will be tracked through SWIMS. Those swimmers who do not complete the program will be barred from competition until they have successfully completed the APT. Read up on the coming Minority Athlete...

Our spring semi-annual meetings are rapidly approaching in two weekends! In addition to the governance of our LSC, we will also be hosting a joint Swimposium and the Carolina Crown Meet with North Carolina Swimming. And on top of that, our annual All-State Banquet is also be held! That is a LOT in one weekend. As you know, we are in the midst of tremendous growth in South Carolina Swimming, which is great, but that also presents big challenges. In order to make the best decisions possible for SCS’s future,...

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!

Follow this link to check out a great article on Coach Tripp and CA that was posted on SwimSwam! http://swimswam.com/details-tripp-montgomery-turnaround-carolina-aquatics/ Way to put CA and SCS in the spotlight--Nice Work!!!