Below is information on the 2017 Fred Lamback Disability Meet on Oct 21-22 in Augusta, Georgia.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
The 2015 Fred Lamback Disability Meet will be held on Oct 24-25 at the Augusta Aquatic Center in Augusta, GA. Click the link below for meet information.