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USA Swimming National Diversity Camp:

Each spring, USA Swimming invites 48 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events. 

Instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.

Goals: To empower athletes from ethnically under-represented populations and their coaches to:

  • Demonstrate the viability of multicultural success in swimming.
  • Expound the benefits and value of participating in the sport of swimming.
  • Assist in recruiting more swimmers and coaches from diverse ethnicities to the sport of swimming.
  • Be positive leaders and role models that others from multicultural backgrounds can emulate.

For more information please check here:

http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1824&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

USA Swimming Safe Sport:

USA Swimming's Safe Sport Committee is seeking nominations for its second annual Safe Sport Impact Award.  This awards an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the fulfillment of the Safe Sport Committee mission to safeguard all members of USA Swimming from sexual, psychological, emotional and physical abuse.

Please click on the flyer link below for information on the Impact Award nomination process.  The deadline to submit nominations is March 31, 2015.

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Coaches' Clinic:

The 3rd Annual Gulf Coaches' Clinic will be held April 10th-12th at the Courtyard Galveston Island Hotel and TownePlace Suites.  Speakers will include Lauren Hancock of Conejo Swim Club, Beth Winkowski of Dynamo, Markell Lang of First Colony Swim Team (Physical Therapist and Dryland Specialist) and Tom Avischious of USA Swimming.  Clinic registration is $35 if registered by March 20th, $50 between March 20th-March 31st.  Hotel reservations are available under the Gulf Swimming block for $99-$149 per night using this link: 

Book your group rate: Gulf Swimming Coaches >>

Gulf LSC Open Water Challenge - Coaches' Application:

Gulf Swimming will be competing in the LSC Open Water Challenge in Ft. Myers, Florida at Miromar Lakes on April 24th-26th.  3-4 Gulf coaches will be selected to accompany the team on this trip.  If you are interested, please complete the application below and send it to Seth Huston at shuston@rice.edu by January 28th.

Coaches' Application

 

Congratulations to Gulf Teams:

The following Gulf teams were recognized by USA Swimming as part of the Club Excellence Program:

Silver Medal Clubs:

  • Cy-Fair Swim Club/FLEET
  • First Colony Swim Team/FCST
  • Magnolia Aquatic Club/MAC

Bronze Medal Clubs:

  • The Woodlands Swim Team/TWST
  • Eagle Swimming Association/ESA
  • Katy Aquatics Team for Youth/KATY
  • Premiere Aquatic Club of Klein/PACK
  • Sienna Plantation Aquatics/SPA 

The Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence.  The program strives to meet the following objectives:

  • Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18&Under athletes;
  • Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.

 

Gulf Swimming's NACC Team Video:

26 swimmers represented Gulf Swimming August 5th-10th in Vera Cruz, Mexico and competed in the North American Challenge Cup.  A video of the team's experience can be found by clicking the link below.

http://youtu.be/YlT7gHixEN0

Watch for information about the opportunity to participate in the 2015 NACC which will be held in San Diego, California this August 6th-8th.

 

Athlete Protection Training Information:

The Safe Sport Committee voted to make the Athlete Protection Training good for two years instead of one year.  As a results, we have pushed all the 12/31/14 APT expiration dates to 12/31/15.

Effective on September 1, the APT expiration date will be based on the year that the training was taken.  For example, if you complete the training anytime between January 1 and December 31, 2015, the APT expiration date will be December 31, 2017 (if completed in January, you essentially get three years).  The programming for this change will not be completed by September 1.  Anyone completing the APT after September 1 and until the change is made in SWIMS, will have an APT expiration date of 12/31/15.  After the change is made in SWIMS, these expiration dates will be updated to 12/31/16.