Below is the meeting agenda for the NCS Fall House of Delegates meeting to be held via ZOOM at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Oct 4, 2020. The ZOOM link for this and other HOD weekend meetings has been posted on the NCS Fall HOD Weekend Meeting Schedule.
The NC Swimming Officials Committee has planned four(4) informational ZOOM / virtual sessions as part of the NCS Fall House of delegates. Sign-in links will be added to the 2020 Fall HOD Schedule on the HOD page.
Officials are encouraged to register their interest for the following sessions using this Google Form.
You are not required to sign-up before any session. Responses are being used for planning purposes. An attendance form will be available during each session so that your participation can be recorded in OTS.
SESSION 1 – Saturday, October 3rd, 9:00-10:00am
Topic: COVID Best Practices/Experiences for Meet Officials
Details: This will be a Panel Discussion and Q&A with recent NCS Meet Referees covering subjects like; Pool/Facility Set-up, officials briefings, position assignment, management of DQs, Flow of athletes to blocks, after swims, between events, Timers and Spectators
SESSION 2 & 3 (concurrent) – Sunday, October 4th, 11:00am-Noon
Attendees will be “sent” to breakout rooms for their topic of choice
Topic 1: Hy-Tek Meet Manager Skills — Colleen Gillan and Barb Frith
Details: Live demonstrations and Q&A for Meet Manager set-up, data-entry, reports, etc.
Topic 2: Open Water Officiating — Jim Riggs
Details: This will be an Open Water Officiating Clinic. Current NCS officials will then be eligible to complete their certification by first passing the USAS Open Water Judge test, and then participating as an observed apprentice in one sanctioned open water event
SESSION 4 (tentative) – Sunday, October 4th, 4:30-5:30pm
Topic: COVID Best Practices/Experiences for Meet Officials
Details: Repeat of Session 1 from Saturday — Session is tentative pending interest
The following proposed legislation will be voted on at the 2020 Fall HOD. Please review the legislation prior to the virtual House of Delegates meeting on Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 on ZOOM.
To help streamline the voting process and minimize the expense of online voting, a review of the proposed legislation will be held on ZOOM at 10:30 am on Saturday, Oct 3. Those with questions or concerns on the proposed legislation are encouraged to attend. There will also be an opportunity to make changes in the proposals with submitter’s approval.
Nominations are being accepted through August 31 for the 2020 Andy Craver Determination Award.
Each year the TYDE swim team, through North Carolina Swimming, presents the Andy Craver Determination Award to an NCS athlete who, in the opinion of the selection committee, best demonstrates determination and dedication to the sport of swimming. The award will be announced during the North Carolina Swimming Virtual Awards presentations on Oct 3.
Click the following link for information on the nominating process.
The 2020 NCS Fall HOD and related meetings will be virtual. Details on meeting schedules, voting, etc. will be announced soon.
|USA Swimming Virtual Convention 2020 Information|
|Virtual Convention 2020 is just six weeks away. Please visit: usaswimming.org/about-usas/governance/convention-2020 for information on registering, the schedule, proposed legislation and more!|
It is required that anyone who is planning on viewing and/or participating as a voting delegate must register via this link: Registration for Virtual Convention 2020
Registration will close September 21.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelly Naze or Denise Thomas.
USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced a new virtual competition format for its members, allowing swimmers from across the country to compete against one another from the comfort of their local pool.
The new competition style, which marks the first time USA Swimming has held virtual meets on a national scale, allows swimmers to return to racing while reducing the risks of travel and large gatherings in venues. Athletes who compete in these virtual meets will swim in their local pools and submit their times to USA Swimming just as they would for a traditional meet. These results will then be showcased on a virtual meet leaderboard, in a unique time search database and in a newly designed meet simulator widget on usaswimming.org/times/virtual-offerings/virtual-meet-simulator.
While created to address short term concerns caused by the global pandemic, the virtual competition tool is a long-term investment for the sport that can help bridge the gap between summer league competitors and premium year-round members, and introduce competition to beginner-level club swimmers. The virtual format will allow for both sanctioned and non-sanctioned meets.
For more information on virtual meets, please view the following resources:
All training and competition must conform to local, state, and federal public health guidelines. Questions regarding this new format can be directed to email@example.com.
Send in your nomination for the 2020 Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award!
Below is the form for submitting your nomination for the 2020 Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award. Each year North Carolina Swimming has the opportunity to select a recipient for this Award. The award, sponsored by Phillips 66, is presented to a volunteer in each LSC in recognition of service to swimming. Recipients of the Outstanding Service Award are selected by the LSC and receive the award and an Outstanding Service Award pin. Please email your completed nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2020. The winner of the Phillips 66 Service Award will be selected by the Awards committee and announced during the NCS Awards Banquet and at the HOD meeting the weekend of October 3-4.
Help recognize those who go above and beyond in their service to the sport of swimming.
The USA Swimming Times and Records Committee extended the Scholastic All America qualification period and application deadline to August 31, 2020 (application dates June 1 to August 31, 2020, and qualification requirements August 16, 2019, to August 31, 2020). The rationale was due to USA Swimming’s decision to allow times to count for all entry and recognition purposes starting in August. Times obtained in July are not eligible for any entry or recognition purposes beyond the LSC level.
The Scholastic All America application is available on the USA Swimming website. The quick link to get to the application and relative information is:
Athletes are the only individuals who may access the application so please make sure that athletes only sign in to their account.
If you would like to propose legislation for the NCS Fall HOD meeting on Oct 4, 2020, 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 15, 2020.
* Any legislation submitted for the Spring HOD, which was not held, will be considered at the Fall HOD. There is no need to resubmit that legislation.