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JULY/AUGUST 2017
STREAMLINES for Volunteers

There's a lot of detailed information below regarding this year's convention. Check it out and get your travel plans made. And thanks for all you do for U.S. Masters Swimming!

Swimming for Life,
Your Friends at U.S. Masters Swimming
USAS Convention 2017
Details below to plan your trip to this year's meeting
Convention
The United States Aquatic Sports Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas, from Sept. 13 through Sept. 17. Registration forms and travel, shuttle, and tourist information are available on the USAS website .
 
USMS meetings start Wednesday, Sept. 13. The convention page  at usms.org contains the schedule and other information.
 
Delegate Registration
All persons attending or presenting at any meeting at convention MUST be registered for convention. Online registration is now available.
 
Fees
$180: Early-bird online or postmarked BY Aug. 21
$210: Regular registration online or postmarked AFTER Aug. 21
$75: One-day registration
$140: Two-day registration
 
Registration

Online registration : Available for individuals who prefer to pay by credit card, and you can register as many attendees as you like during the session.

Group registration form: LMSCs with five or more delegates can fill out the group registration form and pay with one check.

Paper registration form: These are for individuals paying with a check.
 
Hotel Reservations
Hotel information can be found on the USAS website . You are responsible for making your hotel reservations. The convention room rate is $139/night plus tax. You can also make reservations by calling 1-214-651-1234. The room block closes after Aug. 21 or when it fills, whichever happens first.
 
Air Transportation
DFW - Dallas Fort Worth Airport (22 miles) or DAL - Dallas Love Field (8 miles)
 
Land Transportation
Super Shuttle (a shared ride transportation service) is available from both DFW and DAL.

A taxi is around $22 from DAL and $55 from DFW.  Lyft and Uber are both about $15 from DAL and about $30 from DFW.

Another option is to take the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) . From DFW the blue line leaves from the airport and goes directly to Union Station (attached to the hotel via underground concourse). From DAL the orange line leaves from the airport and goes to the West End station, and guests can take either the red or blue line to get to Union Station.
 
Driving Directions
Driving directions can be obtained by typing the following address into MapQuest or Google : 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX  75207.
 
Parking
Guests may self-park at off-property parking (Radish Lot - north end of the hotel at the intersection of Hotel St. and Reunion Blvd West, $19/day). Valet parking is $29 per day plus 8.25 percent tax.
 
Internet
Wireless Internet connectivity will be available in the House of Delegates and all meeting rooms. It's also available at no charge (basic) in all guest rooms. Upgrade is $4.95 per day.
 
Certification Table
The certification table will be open on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (vendor area), Thursday from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. (vendor area), and Thursday afternoon through Saturday (find Mary Hull).
Important Delegate List Reminder
We need to know who will be attending!
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LMSC Chairs: Please submit the names and contact information for your delegates ASAP to Jessica Porter, if you haven't done so already. These are due July 15.
 
Chairs of Finance, Legislation, Long Distance, & Rules Committees: Please contact your committee members and report to Jessica Porter if any members from your committee will not be attending convention.
Working Calendar
Don't miss these important deadlines!
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Below are IMPORTANT deadlines from the Working Calendar:

July 15: LMSC chairs: Please submit the names and contact information for delegates to Jessica Porter.

August 1: All proposed rule or code changes from Rules, Long Distance, and Legislation Committees are due to Jessica Porter from respective committee chairs for inclusion in the convention packet.

August 1: Election Committee submits election information to Jessica Porter for inclusion in the convention packet.

August 1: Committee Chairs send their Annual Reports and Agenda to vice presidents.

August 11: Vice presidents send their committees' annual reports and agendas to Jessica Porter

August 11: Members of the Executive Committee also submit their annual reports and the reports from the Liaisons and Special Appointments they oversee.

August 15: All proposed rule or code changes are posted on the convention page.

Late August: Convention packets posted on the USMS website and link emailed to all delegates.
Pre-Convention Packet
Be green by accessing these files online
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Please note that USMS continues its efforts in going green.  Therefore, we are requesting that you either download the pre-convention files to your laptop or tablet (that you'll be bringing with you), print the documents yourself and bring them, or have them printed at a local copy shop.
 
The sections of the pre-convention packet will be posted on the convention page as they are received with the full packet going up in mid to late August. This packet includes reports from the Executive Committee, National Office, and Liaisons & Special Appointments, in addition to committee reports and meeting agendas. It also includes election information, rules, long distance rules, and legislation proposed amendments, as well as other important documents and announcements.
Meeting Minutes
Bye-bye accordion files!
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In our continual efforts to go green, we will have wireless Internet in all meeting rooms, including the House of Delegates. Meeting minutes will be uploaded immediately following each meeting and will be accessible from the Meeting Minutes page of the USMS website.
New Officers?
Let us know!
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If your LMSC has elected any new officers, please remember to notify Jessica Porter of these changes. We need this information to be sure the right individuals are receiving information in a timely manner during their tenure. You can view what is currently on file by choosing your LMSC from the map and then clicking the link for LMSC Officers.
Reminder: Submit your Expense Report
You have 30 days to submit qualified expenses
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Don't forget to submit your expense reports to Susan Kuhlman within 30 days of the conclusion of convention if you'd like to be reimbursed for qualified convention expenses. Please download a reimbursement form (in PDF, Excel, or Word formats) from the LMSC Management section of the Guide to Operations page. Requests for reimbursement must include all receipts and a description of the procured goods or services.
Peer-to-Peer Conference Calls
Learn from fellow volunteers during these upcoming calls
Need to Know
Coaches:  July 11, 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PST
 
Communications and Webmasters:  Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PST

Registrars:  Oct. 3, 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 PST

Annual meetings: Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 PST

Fitness: Dec. 5, 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 PST
 
Teleconferences take approximately one hour each. Email invitations are sent to those in each role in advance with dial-in information. Contact the LMSC Development Committee for more information.
 
The goal of these facilitated calls is to provide an opportunity for you to converse with your peers, pose questions, get answers, discuss challenges, and share successes related to your LMSC volunteer role. In turn, the LMSC Development Committee can use the information shared to help build a repository of best practices for each of our volunteer positions.
SWIMMER Article Ideas?
We want to hear from you!
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Got a great idea for an article for SWIMMER? Know an inspiring or interesting swimmer who should be considered for inclusion in an upcoming issue of the magazine? Please let us know via our online Article Idea Collector. Check out our reader submission guidelines for what we're seeking and take a look around at your next workout. Our next best story may be swimming in the lane next to you!
Moved Recently?
Let us know!
Houses
Spring and summer are common times for people to move, and with all that's going on during a move, it's easy to forget some of the organizations that need your new address. But please don't forget us! USMS needs your updated contact information to ensure timely delivery of SWIMMER magazine and other communications. To update your address, go to usms.org, scroll down, and click the red "Update my Membership" button. It's simple and quick!
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About U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming encourages adults to enjoy the health, fitness, and social benefits of swimming by providing more than 2,000 swimming programs and events across the country, including open water and pool competitions. USMS's nearly 70,000 members range from age 18 to 99 and include swimmers of all ability levels. USMS, a nonprofit, also trains and certifies coaches and provides online workouts, a bimonthly member magazine, monthly eNewsletters, and technique articles and videos at  usms.org .
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