PARENTS, COACHES, OFFICIALS!
THE SWIMPOSIUM IS ONLY A MONTH AWAY. PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 29TH TO RECEIVE THE $10 EARLY REGISTRATION FEE.
The 2013 North Carolina Swimming Swimposium will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro, NC. The event will include separate clinic sessions for parents, coaches and officials. In addition, The Fitter& Faster Clinic, featuring Olympians Peter Vanderkaay and Claire Donahue will be held beginning at noon that same day at the Greensboro Aquatic Center for those who have already pre-registered. The Fitter and Faster Clinic has been SOLD OUT.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
College Recruiting: Long-time University of Michigan Swimming and Diving Coach Jim Richardson will provide insights into college recruiting and college swimming.
USA Swimming: Southern Zone Coordinator Dave Thomas will provide parents with an overview of how North Carolina Swimming and USA Swimming can benefit you and your swimmers.
Safe Sport: Sarah Pharr of Praesidium will educate parents on USA Swimming’s Safe Sport initiatives.
SWIMS & Times: USA Swimming Times Chair Suzanne Heath will present information on the SWIMS database and on the various athlete recognition programs.
Swimmers who will be attending the afternoon clinic are also invited to attend morning sessions with Dave Thomas (Four Pillars of Success) and Jonathan Watson on camps, open water, and other opportunities in swimming while their parents attend the parent session.
Registration and Certification: Suzanne Heath and NC Swimming Registrar Barb Frith will answer all your questions about registration and certification.
Safe Sport: Sarah Pharr of Praesidium will discuss coaching issues dealing with USA Swimming’s Safe Sport initiatives.
College Swimming: Jim Richardson will bring coaches up to speed on College Swimming.
Swimmer Retention: Dave Thomas will discuss attracting athletes to the sport of swimming and retaining them.
Safe Sport: Sarah Pharr of Praesidium will discuss USA Swimming’s Safe Sport initiatives from an official’s perspective
Rules Interpretation: Former Chair of the USA Swimming Officials Committee Jim Sheehan will have tips for all levels of officials.
Meet Protocols: Again, Jim Sheehan will address officials and offer a lot of valuable insights>
Certifications/Recruiting: Jim Sheehan will lead the discussion on issues dealing with recruiting and certification of officials.
Click on the following link for a complete Swimposium Clinic Schedule.
REGISTER NOW… Click the link below to register online
There is a $10 per person Early Registration fee for those attending the Parent, Coaches and Officials Clinics. The Early Registration deadline is March 29, 2013. A $20 registration fee will be charged after March 29, 2013 and the fee will be $30 at the door. There is a link to the PayPal site on the registration form. The PayPal site also accepts debit and credit card payments. Registration fees are non-refundable. Athletes registered to attend the Fitter and Faster Swimming Clinic in the afternoon are invited to attend morning informational clinics. There is no additional charge and no registration requirement for the morning athlete clinics.
To register online for the Swimposium Parents, Coaches, and Officials clinics and to pay your registration fee, click on the following link:
For those requiring a hotel room, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 6007 Landmark Center Blvd. (off Wendover) has reserved a block of rooms at a rate of $89 per night. Please contact the hotel directly by calling 336-809-0909 and use the group name: NC Swimming. Reservations must be made by 3/12/2013 to guarantee the rate.