Olympic Trials Qualifier Update
There are currently 877 swimmers qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials after the Orlando GP. The list of qualifiers by event and 18& unders can be found on the USA Swimming website by clicking the following link:
2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers
My name is Tommy Schield, and I work in the communications department at USA Swimming. With the help of Arlene McDonald and the LSC Development Committee, USA Swimming has created a month-long campaign in March called #1VolunTeam. This digital campaign is aimed at showing the positive impact our countless volunteers are making across the country. However, in order to capture the great work you are doing, we need to hear from you!
If you could please give a few moments of your time and complete the attached volunteer survey, it would be extremely helpful in providing content for the campaign to tell your story. The responses will be used on both usaswimming.org and USA Swimming’s social media channels.
And please, feel free to share this email – and survey – with other volunteers!
Organizational Communications Specialist
o. 719.866.3599 c. 719.358.3340
LOCATION CHANGE AND HOTEL ROOMS FOR 2015 NCS SPRING HOD
Because of construction at the YMCA Headquarters in Cary, the 2015 Spring HOD meetings on April 11 and 12 will now be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro (next door to the GAC). For those who will need a hotel room, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn at 1103 Lanada Road, Greensboro, NC 27407 (off Wendover Avenue). Please contact the hotel directly at 336.297.1055 to make reservations. A special group rate of $89.99 is available for North Carolina Swimming members.
Comfort Inn Greensboro (click for map)
1103 Lanada Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
Tele: 336.297.1055 Fax: 336.297.1904
Organization: YMCA of the Triangle
Group Rate: $89.99 plus tax (12.75%)
Hotel Contact: Melody Hill – Director of Sales
Any officials who is looking to attend a swim meet run using IPC Swimming rules, the meets confirmed for this year at this point are:
February 28 – March 1, 2015 Central Oklahoma Para-Swimming Open Edmond, OK
February 28 Tri States Regional Swim Meet Rutgers University, NJ
March 20 – 22, 2015 Can-Am Para-swimming Championships Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
April 23 – 25, 2015 Texas Regional Games San Antonio, TX
May 9 – 10, 2015 Cincinnati Disability Open Cincinnati, OH
May 15 – 16, 2015 Gateway Games St. Charles, MO
May 15 – 17, 2015 Desert Challenge Mesa, AZ
June 6 – 7, 2015 Jimi Flowers Classic Colorado Springs, CO
June 6 – 8, 2015 Great Lakes Games Lake Forest, IL
June 6 Mason Meet Brunswick H.S., NJ
June 11 – 14, 2015 Endeavor Games Edmond, OK
July 20-21 National Junior Disability Championships Union County, NJ
August 7 – 15, 2015 Parapan American Games Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
September 12 – 13, 2015 California Classic Yucaipa, CA
October 24 – 25, 2015 Fred Lamback Disability Meet Augusta, GA
December 10 – 12, 2015 Can-Am Open Bismarck, ND
Further details and applications to officiate can be found on the U.S. Paralympics Swimming web site at: https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Swimming/Resident-Program as they become available.
Towards the later part of 2014 we updated the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Officials certification and recertification process to make it simpler. The attachment explains the process if anyone missed the email last year. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
U.S. Paralympics Swimming is in the final stages of developing a U.S. Paralympics Swimming Officials on-line course and officials test to replace a portion of the existing class room course, and the open book test which is part of the certification. The final timeline is not yet available but as details and dates are finalized I will let you know. The on-line test will become a mandatory component of both the certification and recertification process for swimming officials. The hope is that this will make it easier for officials to access and complete the test, while at the same time ensuring that the quality and knowledge of our officials continues to increase as the IPC Swimming rule book continues to evolve.
If you know of anyone who would either like to be included or if you would like to be removed from the distribution list for these emails, please let me know.
U.S. Paralympics Swimming – Officials Chair
Cell: (503) 929 7538
The 2014 NCS Awards Banquet was held at the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC on Saturday, Sept. 27. Among the highlights was a terrific keynote speech by 2012 Olympic Champion and current SwimMAC Carolina athlete Tyler Clary.
Speedo sponsored the event and provided a lot of great door prizes. Over 80 NC Swimming athletes were present to receive awards. Top Award recipients included:
11-12 Female Swimmer of the Year: Abby Arens – MOR
11-12 Male Swimmber of the Year: Tren Oliver – SwimMAC
13-14 Female Swimmer of the Year: Madison Homovich – NCAC
13-14 Male Swimmer of the Year: Levente Bathory – EAC
15-16 Female Swimmer of the Year: Kathleen Baker – SwimMAC
15-16 Male Swimmer of the Year: Justin Ress – MOR
17-18 Female Swimmer of the Year: Kathleen Baker – SwimMAC
17-18 Male Swimmer of the Year: Matthew Josa – SwimMAC
Open Water Female Swimmer of the Year: Ashley Twitchel – SEAL
Open Water Male Swimmer of the Year: Alex Meyer – SEAL
Willis Casey Award (highest international ranking): Tyler Clary
Age Group Coach of the Year: Kathy McKee – NCAC
Senior Coach of the Year: Mark Dell – NOMAD
Team of the Year: SwimMAC Carolina
Andy Craver Determination Award: Joe Murray – YBAC
Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award: Wayne Shulby
Lifetime Membership Awards: Joel Black, Paul Silver (MOR), Jonathan Watson (MOR)
Here are the Olympic Trials Qualifying Time Standards that were announced at the convention last week.
The registration deadline for the NCS Awards Banquet was Saturday, 9/20. We are unable to take any additional registrations; meal orders with the hotel have already been placed.
For those already registered, the banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Saturday, Sept 27 from 6:30 – 9:30. There will be a meet and greet across from the banquet room with guest speaker, Tyler Clary, beginning around 5:45.