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USA Swimming has released the updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) as part of it's commitment to safeguard athletes. MAAPP applies to all USA Swimming adult participants, zones, local swimming committees (LSC's) and member clubs. These required updates come from the U.S. Center for Safe Sport. USA Swimming's updated MAAPP document has been approved by the U.S. Center for Safe Sport and is required to be fully implemented by USA Swimming, it's zones, LSC's and member clubs. USA Swimming has set a deadline of September 1, 2021 for these...

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USA Swimming will be offering Safe Sport training for parents, athletes and coaches this week. This training is a great way to help your club with their Safe Sport certification. Wednesday, June 23rd - Parent Training - 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24th - Athlete Training (12-18 years old please) - 8 p.m. Friday, June 25th - Coaches Training - 3 p.m. In addition to club certification, South Carolina Swimming can benefit from the Keeping Athletes First Action Plan . This program allows USA Swimming member clubs to demonstrate their commitment...

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USA Swimming is hosting online learning opportunities in June. Foundations 1 Virtual Clinic: An Introduction to U.S. Para Swimming for Coaches, Athletes and Parents Sunday, June 27, 2021, 8:00 p.m. Registration link Signup Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948aba929a2fa7-foundations1 Foundations 1 is designed to provide an introductory foundation to para-swimming for athletes, coaches and parents. I n this session, participants can expect to explore: Key roles of the USOPC and U.S. Paralympic Swimming Distinctions between paralympics and special olympics Basic constructs of classification, rules and exception codes Levels of the Para-Swimmer Development Model (PSDM)...

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Foundations of Coaching 101 and 201 Courses It has been brought to USA Swimming's attention that many members are experiencing an issue with member records automatically reflecting completion of the Foundations of Coaching 101 and 201 courses. USA Swimming apologizes for the confusion this has caused. While they continue to work through this issue on the technical side with our vendor, coaches can contact South Carolina Swimming LSC Membership/Registration Chair Karen Alexander for assistance. Please provide her with a copy of your Certificate of Completion within 48 hours of course...

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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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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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