| USA Swimming Return to Competition Plan Last month, USA Swimming introduced the concept of a crawl, walk, race approach to our return to competition. As part of that return to competition plan, for July 2020, the USA Swimming Board of Directors has approved sanctioning of meets comprised only of athletes and clubs registered within the sanctioning LSC.*|
Furthermore, with the recognition that many of our clubs have limited or no access to facilities, and to maintain a level playing field, times achieved in sanctioned meets during July 2020 may not be used for any USA Swimming programs, camps, or competitions above the LSC level. Competitions above the LSC level include, but are not limited to, Zones, Sectionals, Futures, Junior Nationals, U.S. Open, National Championships and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming. LSCs may use times achieved for LSC programs, meet qualifications, etc.
All competition events must conform to local, state, and federal public health guidelines. An LSC shall establish submission deadlines for sanction or approval applications and shall publish such periods, along with relevant instructions and forms.
Given the varying access to facilities and myriad of local requirements, USA Swimming understands that clubs and athletes may not be able to attend or host a traditional sanctioned competition. In the coming weeks, USA Swimming will share new practice-based opportunities for recognition and fun virtual events in which our clubs and athletes can participate.
Every club planning to host or attend a meet must develop a Return to Competition plan. Return to competition can only occur if and when your local authorities have deemed it safe to return to competition. USA Swimming in no way endorses conducting practice or competition in violation of any local, state, or federal guidelines.
To access USA Swimming’s Return to Competition plan, visit the link below.
(*A club, geographically isolated within their LSC, may be granted the opportunity to compete in an adjacent LSC with permission from both the club’s LSC and the adjacent LSC.)
RETURN TO COMPETITION PLAN
The 2020 NCS Spring HOD weekend meetings will be held via ZOOM on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. Links for each ZOOM session are included on the schedule. To join a meeting click the link next to the session you would like to join.
If you would like to propose legislation for the NCS Spring HOD meeting on April 19, 2020 in Wilmington, please mark up the existing Rule or By-Law with the proposed wording and submit your proposal to Wayne Shulby firstname.lastname@example.org using the HOD Legislation Template below. The deadline for submitting legislation is Feb 28, 2020.
If you would like to propose legislation for the NCS Fall HOD meeting on September 22, 2019 in Greensboro, please mark up the existing Rule or By-Law with the proposed wording and submit your proposal to Wayne Shulby email@example.com using the HOD Legislation Template below. The deadline for submitting legislation is August 3, 2019.
North Carolina Swimming will be holding elections during the September House of Delegate’s meeting for the following positions.
- General Chair
- Administrative Vice-Chair
- Finance Vice-Chair
- Operations Vice-Chair
- Program Vice-Chair
- Age Group Coordinator
- Safe Sport Coordinator
If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please follow the link below and provide your information, including the position for which you would like to be considered. Additional information on the NCS Board of Directors may be found in the Governance section of the website.
If you would be more interested in serving on a committee or becoming more involved in the LSC in another capacity, please follow the link below.
The following proposed legislation will be voted on at the 2019 Spring HOD. Please review the legislation prior to the House of Delegates meeting on Sunday, April 28 in Charlotte.
Here are the Legislative Changes from the Fall 2018 HOD
The Governance Committee has nominated the following as its slate of candidates for offices specified for the North Carolina Swimming Board of Directors during the Fall 2018 HOD at the McKimmon Center at NC State in Raleigh. Floor nominations will also be accepted. Those in red have termed out.
|HOD Election||Fall 2018||* Termed Out/ineligible|
|General Chair||Name||Current LSC Position|
|Incumbent||Dave Olack||General Chair|
|Senior Vice Chair *||Name||Current LSC Position|
|Incumbent||Jay Dodson||Senior Vice Chair|
|Candidate 1||Hubert Williams||None|
|Secretary||Name||Current LSC Position|
|Candidate 1||Jamie Bloom||None|
|Technical Planning||Name||Current LSC Position|
|Incumbent||Kevin Thornton||Technical Planning|
|Finance Vice Chair *||Name||Current Position|
|Incumbent||Carl Labonge||Finance Chair|
|Candidate 1||David Rigsbee||Officials Committee|
At the NCS Leadership Luncheon, Dave Thomas of USA Swimming spoke on leadership and athlete involvement in the sport of swimming. Several athletes from around the state were in attendance and many stayed for the NCS House of Delegates meeting, which followed the luncheon. There was a lot of good discussion on the importance of athlete involvement. Matthew Rigsbee of the Carolina Aquatics Team summarized his experience as a participant in the USA Swimming Leadership Summit in Houston.
The athletes in attendance elected Jack Nowacek of East Carolina Aquatics as their new junior athlete representative.