Click the following link for infomation on the Disability Coaches Workshop that will be held in February in Colorado Springs at the OTC. It will be a great opportunity for coaches to get together with the United States Paralympic coaching staff and discuss issues and/or problems that they may be having.
Also, December is a busy month for disability athletes. Going on now, in Mexico City, are the World Championships. The team is doing just awesome! Results are available on the World Para Swimming website.
December 10 – there is a free clinic at Bowling Green University in Ohio. Peggy Ewald, a Para team coach, will be heading it. The clinic is open to athletes, coaches AND parents. Contact person is Peggy at email@example.com
December 15-17 – The Can-Am meet in Charlotte, NC. This is a great meet so if you’re anywhere near, it would be super for you to attend OR please post on your website for others to know. It’s a prelim/final meet with short sessions, but so much fun!
December 16 – Colorado para swimming camp, held at the Training Center. Open for athletes – contact person is Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is is deadline of December 11.
And, once again, should you have any questions/concerns about disability swimming, contact me! I’m here to help.
Thanks so much,
USA Swimming has teamed up with the United States Paralympic Swimming staff and National/Residence Coaches with our USA Swimming Disability Committee for an amazing experience out here in Colorado Springs. USA Swimming Coaching Disability Workshop.
You must be a USA Swimming member to attend – either by way of your LSC paying your transportation cost or you paying to get out here and we will cover the rest once you are here. Airport transportation to and from the Colorado Springs airport provided by the USOC buses, housing, food staying on the Olympic Training Center campus, and clinic cost at the pool and classroom. Feb. 2 – 4 (actual clinic will be Friday late afternoon and all day Saturday. Checking out on the 4th.)
***If you were to drive to COS and the US Olympic Training Center, we can get you a car pass and you could leave anytime on Saturday when we finish around 6pm that evening. Rooms are available Friday and Saturday night and you will have a roommate while on campus.
The below is on our web site under Events or on our Disability Page. Click on the “Registration is online” and you will see a rough draft of the clinic and on this page – register in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Look forward to see you all – space is limited.
USA Swimming Coaching Disability Workshop
February 2-3, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO.
USA Swimming Disability Committee and the United States Paralympic Swimming National staff will be partnering in presenting the 2018 Disability Coaching Workshop in Colorado Springs on the United States Olympic Training Center Campus and pool.
Registration will take place on Friday February 2nd at 4pm at the USA Swimming Headquarters. Opening Welcome and presentation will start at 5pm in Dirks Room and presented by members of the USA Disability National Committee members.
Saturday February 3rd, participants will have a day long Pool and classroom experience at the USOC Aquatic Center working with some of the top National Coaches for Para Swimming and athletes in the water. Queenie Nichols, Director of Performance for USP Swimming will be leading this hands on experience.
You will be asked to cover your transportation to Colorado Springs flying into Colorado Springs on the 2nd . USA Swimming will cover your cost using the USOC transportation to and from the Colorado Springs airport, your housing, food and cost of the course at the Olympic Training Center. If you choose to drive you will be provided a parking pass for the weekend stay. This course will run to 6pm on Saturday and departure for the airport is early Sunday morning, Feb. 4th.
All participants MUST be a current member of USA Swimming.
Dates: Feb. 2-3, 2018 for the clinic and check into your room on the 2nd.
Registration is online and the Deadline for Registration is January 19th.
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO. 80909
719-440-2421 – cell
719-866-3578 – desk
Central Zone Sport Development Consultant
Two North Carolina athletes are among the swimmers on the USA Paralympic World Team that will be travelling to Mexico in September to compete. Hannah Aspden and Tucker Dupree of Raleigh were selected to the team.
Here is the complete list
*Hannah Aspden (Raleigh, N.C.) – S9/SB8/SM9
*McKenzie Coan (Clarkesville, Ga.) – S7/SB6/SM7
Julia Gaffney (Mayflower, Ark.) – S8/SB6/SM8
*McClain Hermes (Dacula, Ga.) – S12/SB12/SM12
*Sophia Herzog (Fairplay, Colo.) – S6/SB6/SM6
*Jessica Long (Baltimore, Md.) – S8/SB7/SM8
*Becca Meyers (Timonium, Md.) – S13/SB13/SM13
Gia Pergolini (Roswell, Ga.) – S13/SB13/SM13
Aspen Shelton (Willow Park, Texas) – S13/SB13/SM13
*Natalie Sims (Minneapolis, Minn.) – S9/SB9/SM9
Leanne Smith (Salem, Mass.) – S4/SB4/SM4
*Colleen Young (St. Louis, Mo.) – S13/SB13/SM13
Caleb Cripe (Middlebury, Ind.) – S7/SB8/SM7
*Tharon Drake (Hobbs, N.M.) – S11/SB11/SM11
*Tucker Dupree (Raleigh, N.C.) – S12/SB12/SM12
*Tye Dutcher (Merced, Calif.) – S10/SB9/SM10
Connor Gioffreda (Timonium, Md.) – S6/SB6/SM6
*Robert Griswold (Freehold, N.J.) – S8/SB7/SM8
*Curtis Lovejoy (Atlanta, Ga.) – S2/SB1/SM2
Lawrence Sapp (Waldorf, Md.) – S14/SB14/SM14
Roderick Sewell (Spring Valley, Calif.) – S8/SB6/SM8
Zachary Shattuck (Mt. Airy, Md.) – S6/SB6/SM6
Some other important dates to remember in September.
- On the 9th – the California Classic in Yucaipa. National classification will be available.
- On the 10th – United States Paralympic Swimming clinic in Lakeland, Florida.
- On the 13th – the US Disability committee workshop held during the Convention.
The Below link are all the USOC/USP events for the upcoming year. You will see the Jimmy Flower Classic listed on this page and many other events coming up. The below e-mail from the USOC/USP is looking for volunteers for this event and they would really appreciate your being there if you might be able to attend.
I would also encourage you to bookmark this page as a GREAT resource. Use the menu on the left side of the page to move around and catch up on the many offerings from the USP office for the athletes.
In memory of our friend and former colleague, Jimi Flowers, the USOC will be hosting The Jimi Flowers Classic Swim Meet on June 3-4, 2017. This meet will be an exciting world class competition held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs featuring several of the USA’s top Paralympic swimmers.
For those who never had a chance to meet Jimi, he was an extraordinary husband, father, USOC staff member and swim coach who died on July 10, 2009 following a climbing accident near Aspen. I encourage you to take a moment and watch this video about Jimi. It captures who Jimi was and how he touched all of our lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuBjK0CJMb4. He was a coach, character and friend to all!
We currently are looking for volunteers to help with timing (pushing a button on a stopwatch) during the swim meet. No prior experience necessary! We may also need volunteers for other miscellaneous jobs throughout the competition. There are three swimming sessions and we will need 22-24 volunteers for each one. If you are interested in volunteering or know of someone that would be, please email me at email@example.com with the session(s) that will work for you.
Session 1: Saturday, June 3; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: Saturday, June 3; 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Session 3: Sunday, June 4; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Positions are first come, first serve.
All of the proceeds from this event go to the Sam and Lauren Flowers college fund. Thank you so much for your interest in carrying out our friend’s legacy!
I hope you are all doing well.
Thank you for giving so much to our sport of swimming.
Hello USA Officials,
As you are aware, the next CAN-AM Meet will be held in Windsor, Ontario. I would like to invite you to come and join us at the 2017 Speedo CAN AM Para-Swimming Championship, which will be held at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, Windsor, Ontario, from March 31 to April 2, 2017 inclusively. Here is the link to the meet package for this meet https://www.swimming.ca/content/uploads/2016/06/2017-can-am-meet-package-en.pdf So, if you are interested and available to come and work at this meet, please complete the Officials and Volunteer form and return it asap to Jennifer Potma, Officials’ Coordinator for this meet.
Looking forward to see you in Windsor this spring!
Congratulations to two athletes from North Carolina who will be competing for the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Team in Rio. U.S. Paralympics Swimming Roster
Hannah Aspen of Raleigh, who swims for YOTA, was named to the women’s team and Tucker Dupree, originally from Raleigh, will represent the U.S. men’s team. Good Luck in Rio!
A decision has been made to go ahead with the CanAm in Miami. Could any officials who are available for this meet please complete the application form below and return it to me.
The meets which will be conducted under IPC rules in the U.S. for the remainder of this year are listed below. Further details and applications to officiate can be found on the web at: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Swimming/Events
October 1 – 2, 2016 California Classic Yucaipa, CA
October 22 – 23, 2016 ASL Fred Lamback Disability Meet Augusta, GA
November 25 – 27, 2016 Can-Am Open Miami, FL
If you know of anyone who would like to be included on these emails, or if you no longer wish to receive them please let me know
U.S. Paralympics Swimming – National Officials Coordinator
Cell: (503) 929 7538
Sue Nelson with USA Swimming presented at the Disability Committee Workshop at the Kansas City Convention. Here is a note on the Savannah, Georgia Workshop that she discussed with the roll out of the “Children with Challenges” program and Certification. If you have any questions please direct them to Sue Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 719-866-3594. Still time to register and attend.
NEW EDUCATIONAL COURSE – ASCA Certified Coaches: RECEIVE 15 ASCA CREDITS
CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGES WORKSHOP
Children With Challenges ™ was created through collaboration between USA Swimming – USA Swimming Foundation – Starfish Aquatic Institute & Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute
Certificate Program for Swim Coaches and Swim Instructors – This is your opportunity to be one of the first to earn a Certificate of Training in working with children with challenges in an aquatic setting.
Please click here to learn more about the workshop being held at the Chatham County Aquatic Center in Savannah, Georgia on Friday November 13, 2015.
Aquatic Programming Specialist
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, Co 80909