NEM SCM CHAMPS

CONN Masters has a strong tradition of support New England Master’s Championships.  Please consider adding this meet, Dec 9-11, to your schedule.  Entry forms and information can be found at: https://www.meetresults.com/entries/.

I’m a Brute Postal Event

Doug Garcia from Fort Collins Colorado would like Connecticut Masters Swimmers to consider doing their annual “I’m a Brute” Postal event.  The event consists of going  a 1650/1500 Free, 400 IM, and 200 Fly in one day and the money raised goes to support a local non profit.  For more information, visit their website at www.BruteSquadSwim.com.

USMS News for Coaches

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October 2011

Dear Michael,

This month’s SLC contains some unique opportunities for coaches. Also–please make sure your USMS club is registered by October 31.

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Club and Coach Services
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Questions? Need help getting your club up and running?

Northwest – Lisa Dahl
AZ, NM, South Central & Dixie – Susan Ingraham
Midwest & East – Mel Goldstein

Free marketing materials are available for USMS programs. Caps, stickers, brochures, etc. You pay shipping.

Small club? Just starting out? Don’t have an advertising budget? We have created free templates that you can use to promote your program, your swim meets and your open water events.

What Makes a Great Coach
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Are You A Great Coach?
Lisa Wolf

What is it that makes coaches great? Is it their workouts, their motivational skills, their knowledge of swimming? It’s an interesting question and if you posed it to 10 people, I bet you would get 10 different answers.

Over time, as a swimmer and as a coach, I’ve learned many things, but a few basic tenets of good coaching keep popping up over and over again. To me, coaching is “the journey that never ends” and I wanted to share some of the ideas I’ve tucked away in my coaching toolbox. Read more…
USMS Club and Coach Services Director Job Opening
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USMS to Hire a Club and Coach Services Director
USMS Logo 100X100 The Club and Coach Services Director position is the business unit leader for USMS Club and Coach Services. This position is full time and located in the USMS national office in Sarasota, Fla. The overall responsibilities of this position will be to provide leadership to the USMS Club and Coach Services division by collaborating with the executive director, other USMS business unit leaders, and the USMS Coaches Committee to develop short-term and long-term strategies that align with the U.S. Masters Swimming business plan. Candidates may confidentially submit their applications online.
Tips for the Open Water Swimmers in Your Program
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Fall and Winter Open Water Training
Mallory Mead As the 2011 open water season wraps up, it is time to set sights to the 2012 season. Even though most of our swimmers will be confined to pool training for the months that lay ahead, it’s never too early to start preparing them for the 2012 season. Here are some tips for making all and winter really count for your open water swimmers Read more…
30-Day Trial Period Available
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Maintaining USMS Insurance Coverage
Coach Services For those new swimmers who want to participate in your workouts but do not want to wait until November 1 to register for 2012 or pay for an “end of year” USMS membership, they can use the 30-Day Tryout!

Unregistered swimmers may try out USMS with a club or workout group. The tryout period must not exceed 30 consecutive days in any 12-month period, during which time the swimmer may participate in swim practices only.

To maintain USMS insurance coverage (which covers registered members only, but not the swimmer who is trying out), each tryout swimmer must fill out the standard membership application form. The coach or contact person should make sure that the liability release is properly signed, write “30-Day Tryout” in the margin, and retain the form for the 30-day period. When the swimmer elects to join USMS, it is then a simple matter to cross out the annotation, attach the check, and forward the application
to the local registrar.
Share Your Knowledge Through Online Coaching
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Apply to be an Online Coach
Coach on Deck The USMS Online Coaching Program provides regular themed practices from qualified coaches to interested members through the USMS website. Applications for the 2012 program are now being accepted. This year the highly successful program has been expanded to now include seven different themes: High Volume, High Intensity, Strokes & IM, Fitness & Beginners, Expectant and New Mothers, Open Water and Triathlon.

Coaches who wish to participate in this program, which includes a stipend, may download an application in PDF format. The application deadline is November 15, 2011.
Is Your Club Registered?
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Make Sure Your Club is Registered by November 1
Register The club renewal process is underway. All clubs that were registered in 2011 have been sent an email containing a customized renewal link. The link allows the club to renew online with a Visa or MasterCard.

The goal is to have all clubs renewed by October 31. Members can begin registering for 2012 the following day, November 1. If a club has not renewed its membership for 2012, members will not be able to join that club during the registration process.

The LMSC registrars should be creating their paper registration forms and setting their LMSC fees in the registration software. The registration form template can be found in the USMS Guide to Operations registration section.

The National Office will begin sending renewal reminders to all 2011 members on November 1, per the membership retention plan schedule. The registrars are encouraged to send additional communications to their members as they see fit.

Once again, USMS will be offering sponsor discounts to all members who register for 2012 by December 31. Eight sponsors will be participating this year. Members will receive coupon codes in their registration receipts.
FINA World Masters Championships
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Extended Deadline for Assistant Coaches
FINA Logo Would you like to be an assistant coach at the 14th FINA World Masters Championships in Riccione, Italy? This is your chance! We have extended the deadline for assistant coaches until October 31st. We will accept applications and select three coaches to work with Frank Marcinkowski in Riccione. If you are interested, please download and fill out a PDF application or Word application.

Full Time Masters Coach Job Opening
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Asphalt Green Seeking Full Time Coach
Asphalt Green Masters Swimmers 2010 USMS Club of the Year Asphalt Green is seeking a full time Masters Coach for their over 300 member team in New York City. The ideal candidate will be a creative coach that can design workouts with competitive goals in mind. More information on this job opening can be found on the USMS Forums.
What Rule is THAT?!
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The Coach Asks: I was told at a short course meters meet that we couldn’t have counters for the 400 freestyle. Is that true?

Answer: No. A swimmer may appoint a counter for events of 16 lengths or more except for the individual medley (USMS 102.10.6A). It is a violation of USMS rules to deny a swimmer a counter for events of 16 lengths or more except for the IM. However, even though USMS allows counters for the 400 freestyle, note that there is no warning signal for the 400 freestyle, because a starter or designee shall sound a warning signal in events 500 yards or longer (USMS 103.8.7).

For any questions about rules contact Kathy Casey, USMS Rules Chair

Masters Coaching Opportunities
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Looking for a Coach? Looking for a Team?
USMS maintains a discussion forum on usms.org to match up coaches and teams. The Coaching Forum has several current threads posted; check back for frequently for updates. And remember, if you are hired in a position or you hire a coach, please update your posting to save time for others who follow you to this helpful forum.

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About U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes adult health, fitness, wellness and competition through aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bi-monthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and usms.org; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 50,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.

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Elected Officials and Assignments
USMS Logo 100X100The 2011 United States Aquatic Sports Convention was held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Fla. September 14-18. We have compiled the below list of current and newly elected officers and committee chairs. More information, including awards and honors, can be found in the convention press release.

Executive Committee

President – Nadine Day
V.P. of Administration – Michael Heather
V.P. of Community Services – Jody Smith
V.P. of Local Operations – Ed Tsuzuki
V.P. of Programs – Dave Diehl
Secretary – CJ Rushman
Treasurer – Ralph Davis
Past President – Jeff Moxie
Legal Counsel – Patty Miller

At-Large Directors

Jim Clemmons
Phil Dodson
Maria Elias-Williams
Chris McGiffin
Don Mehl
Hugh Moore
Anthony Thompson
Phillip Whitten

Committee and Zone Chairs

Jill Gellatly – Audit Chair
Sarah Welch – Comp & Benefits Chair
Homer Lane – Finance Chair
Anthony Thompson – Governance Chair
David Burgio – Investment Chair
Betsy Durrant – Policy Committee Chair
Doug Church – Swimming Saves Lives Chair
Jeff Roddin – Championship Chair
Scott Bay – Coaches Chair
Marcia Anziano – Fitness Education Chair
Meegan Wilson – History & Archives Chair
Sean Fitzgerald – Legislation Chair
Paige Buehler – LMSC Development Chair
Donn Livoni – Long Distance Chair
Edward Saltzman – Officials Chair
Lynn Hazlewood – Open Water Chair
Sally Dillon – Recognition & Awards Chair
Chris Stevenson – Records & Tabulation Chair
Leo Letendre – Registration Chair
Katherine Casey – Rules Chair
Jane Moore – Sports Medicine & Science Chair
Stacy Broncucia – Breadbasket Zone Chair
Jeffrey Strahota – Colonies Zone Chair
Jerry Clark – Dixie Zone Chair
Daniel Cox – Great Lakes Zone Chair
Wes Edwards – Northwest Zone Chair
Michael Moore – Oceana Zone Chair
Jill Gellatly – South Central Zone Chair
Mary Hull – Southwest Zone Chair

2013 Pool Championships Locations

2013 Spring Nationals: IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, Ind. May 9-12
2013 Summer Nationals: Marguerite Aquatic Center, Mission Viejo, Calif. August 7-11

Meeting Minutes
Taking notesDid you miss a meeting? Could not attend the convention? We have you covered. All meeting minutes are posted on the USMS Convention page.

Convention Workshop Videos Available
workshopUSMS conducted three workshops at this year’s USAS convention. You can find videos of these workshops on our convention videos page.
Club Registration
RegisterThe club renewal process is underway. All clubs that were registered in 2011 have been sent an email containing a customized renewal link. The link allows the club to renew online with a Visa or MasterCard.

The goal is to have all clubs renewed by October 31. Members can begin registering for 2012 the following day, November 1. If a club has not renewed its membership for 2012, members will not be able to join that club during the registration process.

The LMSC registrars should be creating their paper registration forms and setting their LMSC fees in the registration software. The registration form template can be found in the USMS Guide to Operations registration section.

The National Office will begin sending renewal reminders to all 2011 members on November 1, per the membership retention plan schedule. The registrars are encouraged to send additional communications to their members as they see fit.

Once again, USMS will be offering sponsor discounts to all members who register for 2012 by December 31. Eight sponsors will be participating this year. Members will receive coupon codes in their registration receipts.
Long Course Meter Top 10 Submissions
Top 10The deadline for LCM Top 10 tabulations including those for relays are due to Mary Beth Windrath, National Swims Administrator, by October 20.

USMS Records and Tabulation Document
Volunteer Profile
House of DelegatesAnother convention is in the books and there is no doubt that its success is due to the energy, dedication, and passion of YOU, one of the more than 240 delegates in attendance.

Whether you are a delegate representing your LMSC or are appointed because of your work at the national level, you take on the responsibility of being well-informed, so you are able to make the best decision for our membership when casting your votes for our leadership, rules or legislation.

Many of you are club and LMSC volunteers as well as national committee members. You donate your time for committee work during the year, participating in conference calls, task forces and projects. Many use your personal vacation time and, depending on the stipend, assume some of the convention expenses yourselves.

You attend the IMSHOF Induction Ceremony and USAS Awards banquet to honor those from USMS and the other NGBs who are the best of the best. You swim at morning coached workouts, participate in workshops, network in the hospitality suite and bring ideas back to your clubs and LMSCs.

A special thank you to all of you. U.S. Masters Swimming would not be the organization it is today without you!
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About U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes adult health, fitness, wellness and competition through aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bi-monthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and usms.org; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 50,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.

Message from the new USMS President

September 29, 2011

Message from USMS President Nadine Day
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Dear Michael,

The club renewal window for 2012 opens on October 1. It is our goal to have all clubs renew on time, which means between October 1 and October 31. Individual member renewal opens November 1 and last year we had more than 20,000 members renew in November and December.

If a club is not renewed by October 31, and individual members attempt to renew their membership starting on November 1, they will renew unattached, renew with the wrong club, creating extra work for your registrar or, worst case, not renew at all because they cannot find their club in the drop-down menu.

Our membership coordinator Anna Lea Matysek will be sending a customized club renewal link to all 743 clubs on October 1, and our club and coach development coordinators, Mel Goldstein, Susan Ingraham and Lisa Dahl, will be reaching out to all USMS clubs, encouraging ontime club renewal and offering the services of USMS and your LMSC.

We wanted you to be aware of this outreach and assure you that we will keep you updated on communication and requests from local clubs so we can together provide assistance.

Swimming for Life,
Nadine Day

President | U.S. Masters Swimming
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