The NC Swimming short course Age Group Championship in Greensboro will be held February 16-19, 2012. We are asking all officials interested in working to sign up for the sessions they would like to work. We are also offering the opportunity for officials to advance or re-certify their national deck credentials. Please visit the sign up form and we look forward to seeing you on deck in a few weeks.
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Awards and prizes!
North Carolina Swimming officials from the Charlotte area were recently recognized for their support of
Click on the link below for the most current list of North Carolina Swimming Olympic Trial Qualifiers.
For more information on the 2012 Olympic Trials visit the USA Swimming site below:
The Top 10 Times have been updated as of 1-23-2012. We have received a few comments about formatting and search capabilities and I wanted to share some of the details, limitations and options.
First – the why. We have opted to load most documents as Google Documents. We store the document in the cloud and allow anyone to access without signing in to a google account. One of the benefits is that we have one single location where the documents are stored which helps keep files organized especially since we have multiple hands accessing the files. A second benefit is that people accessing the document from a smart phone or tablet can view and search the document (more on the search under limitations) without having to download the actual document.
Second – the limitations and options. We have had a few instances where people were asked to sign into their account in order to access the documents. That should not happen since most documents are set to public access to view. There is always the possibility that by accident we limit access and we will try to ensure this does not happen. Another limitation we have discovered is that on large files (such as the top 10 times and the bylaws) that the online search option only indexes a set number of characters. Google is aware of the problem and we hope there is a resolution soon. I tried an online search (look in the top right hand side of the document for a search window) on the recent Top 10 and it appeared to only search the first 100 of 120 pages. You can always download the original pdf (under the file menu on the top left side) and the search through Acrobat works fine.
Observation of NCHSAA and NCISAA Meets for USA Swimming Times
The upcoming NCHSAA Regional and State Championships and the NCISAA State Championships will be observed by USA Swimming officials so that the times of athlete members of NC Swimming can be included in the SWIMS database. No conference championships or inter-city, inter-county meets are being observed.
No special requests are necessary from the swimmers or the high school coaches to get times from the observed meets into the database. Individual times and relay lead off times from the 200 and 400 Free Relays will be loaded electronically into the database for member athletes.
Times for the regional and state NCHSAA meets will not be loaded until the conclusion of the last state championship (4A) on February 11th. Times from the NCISAA 1A/2A and 3A Championships will be loaded on February 23rd.
If a high school relay team is comprised of four swimmers from the same USA Swimming club, that relay team time may be individually requested by the club coach.
The following meets are being observed:
1A/2A East and West Regionals; 1A/2A State Championships
3A East and West Regionals; 3A State Championships
4A East, Central and West Regionals; 4A State Championships
NICSAA 1A/2A and 3A State Championships
Please contact Suzanne Heath, Times Chair, at email@example.com if you have specific questions or you see omissions or errors after the meets have been loaded into the database.
If any coaches are interested in a free CPR re-certification at the Spring HOD convention, please contact Trish Martin at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For proposed legislation to pass with a 50% majority (Rules and Regulations) or a 2/3’s majority (By-Laws) the proposed changes must be submitted to the NCS rules chair by March 3, 2012. Any changes submitted after this date will require a 90% vote to pass. Instructions are included below. An example and a blank template are posted on the website.
To submit proposed changes to The NCS By-Laws or NCS Rules and Regulations:
1. Use the Legislation Template posted on the website.
2. Provide a summary, rationale, your name (or group) along with a recommended effective date in the shaded box.
3. In the body, copy and paste the current rule or By-law from the website.
4. On Microsoft Word, Under review, select track changes.
5. Edit the rule or by-law to the desired wording (MS Word will strikeout deleted text and underline added text for you).
6. Save Document with unique name. Example – Proposed Legislative ChangeLegislation Template
7. Send file to email@example.com
Click on theREGISTRATION tab above to learn everything you need to know about being properly registered with USA Swimming. If you can’t find it there, contact Barb Frith, Registrar for North Carolina Swimming. Her contact information is below.
Registrar, NC Swimming
P. O. Box 30863
Charlotte, NC 28230-0863
E-mail Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trish Martin will conduct a Stroke and Turn Clinic on Saturday, January 14th at the Greensboro Aquatic Center 2:00-4:00 in the hospitality room on deck. Contact Trish at: (email@example.com, 336-327-4697) to reserve a seat