Officials, looking for an evaluation meet to earn your advanced certifications? At the January Jump Start, January 17-20 at GAC in Greensboro, you can get your N2 evaluations or your N3 S&T evaluation.
Click the following link to find out more about USA Swimming’s national certification program.
The Amazing Grace Award is in honor of Grace Bunke. Grace was a most gifted young lady, friendly to all and full of cheer in spite of her battle with cancer. She never gave up on anything, in the pool or out of it. The Amazing Grace Award recognizes a developing athlete with these same qualities.
Please use the form below to nominate a potential recipient of the 2019 Amazing Grace Award. The award will be presented at the 2019 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championships in Lewisville , TX . The nomination deadline will be November 30th, 2019.
Erin Popovich | Assoc. Dir., Para Swimming Sport Ops
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
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Colorado Springs , Colorado 80909
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Below is the initial roster for the 2020 NCS Open Water Zone team. If athletes decline the invitation, the next person on the list will be contacted.
|The U.S. Center for SafeSport is hosting a webinar on Wedn. 11/18 with Stop It Now! at 11am MT. The webinar will touch on peer-to-peer misconduct and will include warning signs in youth and adults, a quick “speaking up” model and general safety planning. The webinar will also include an introduction for Stop It Now!’s Circles of Safety training. Register at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8107460494464803853 |
The Webinar ID is 562-278-227
USA Swimming Safe Sport Team
Coaching staff and club members from the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Riptyde (TYDE) met recently with NCS Safe Sport Coordinator, Rebecca Landre, to discuss Safe Sport and review the requirements on becoming a USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognized club. All NCS clubs are strongly encouraged to begin the process of becoming Safe Sport Recognized.
Click the following link to learn more.
The Greensboro TYR Pro Series meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center concluded on Saturday. Several NCS meet officials were on hand to help run the meet. Pictured from left to right are: Peter Cera, Rob Stevens, Dana Greene, Kevin Bottomley, Julie Clevenger, Chris Hoover, Anne Marie Schneider, Michael Ivy, Trish Martin, and Lynn Tippets-Fazen.
NC Swimming Officials:
The NC Officials Committee is looking for feedback from our membership at large to help improve officiating in our LSC. To this end, we have developed a brief survey to collect this feedback. I would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes to follow the link and respond to the questions. Part of this survey includes questions about interest and ideas for a number of task forces that we are assembling to drive improvement in a number of areas. Please consider if you could participate in any of these initiatives.
Thank you for volunteering to support our athletes and the sport of competitive swimming in North Carolina.
Officials Chair, NC Swimming
Sandhills Sandsharks Swim Team (SSS) earns Safe Sport Club Recognition Status
Congratulations to the Sandhills Sandsharks, the latest North Carolina Swimming club to earn USA Swimming’s new Safe Sport Club Recognition! The Safe Sport Club Recognition program distinguishes USA Swimming clubs that demonstrate their commitment to creating safe, healthy, and positive environments for all of their members through the development and implementation of Athlete Protection Policies, Safe Sport Best Practices, and Safe Sport education.
SSS has been highlighted as a Safe Sport Recognized Club with a banner on its team listing in the USA Swimming Find-a-Team Search and will receive a medallion for their club’s website as well. Clubs can apply for the Safe Sport Recognized Club program through their Club Portal on the USA Swimming website. Here’s a link to the Safe Sport Recognized Club program information: https://www.usaswimming.org/ssrp
The 12 & Under Tech Suit rule below is currently in effect for all North Carolina Swimming meets. Effective 9/01/20, the 12 & Under Tech Suit ban will extend to USA Swimming meets in all states. Click the image below if you have questions on which suits are compliant with the tech suit rule.
210.2 SUITS – No Technical Suits may be worn by any 12 & Under USA Swimming athlete member in competition at any Sanctioned, Approved or Observed NCS meet. (EFFECTIVE 9-1-2019)
.1 Exceptions to the foregoing restriction are only for a meet in USA Swimming’s Championship Series (i.e. Junior Nationals, US Open, National Championships, and Olympic Trials)
.2 A Technical Suit is one that has the following components:
A. Any male or female suit with any bonded or taped seams is defined as a technical suit regardless of its fabric or silhouette; or
B. Any male or female suit with woven fabric extending to the knee or mid-thigh is defined as a technical suit regardless of the type seams: bonded, taped or sewn. (Note: A woven suit with sewn seams and in a male brief or female regular cut not to the knees is not defined as a technical suit and is not restricted.)