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JULY-AUGUST 2019
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There's a lot of detailed information below regarding this year's annual meeting. Check it out and get your travel plans made.

If your schedule permits during the annual meeting, you can go through  Level 1 and 2 coach certification, Level 3 coach certification, or ALTS instructor certification.

Thank you for all you do for U.S. Masters Swimming!

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2019 USMS Annual Meeting
Details below to plan your trip to this year's meeting
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USMS's annual meeting begins on Sept. 11. The annual meeting page at usms.org contains the schedule, USAS registration links, travel information, hotel reservation links, and more. Additional information will be posted soon. Please be sure to check back frequently to see if any sections have been updated.
 
Delegate Registration
Everyone attending or presenting at any meeting MUST be registered for the convention. Online registration is open and available for individuals who prefer to pay by credit card, and you can register as many attendees as you like during the session. For those who prefer to register by mail/check, please use the delegate registration form and mail it with your check.
  • Please note: When registering on the USAS website, there will be an opt-in ONLY for printed programs (which include a printed copy of the USMS schedule, national officers, leadership, and staff); this will be a transition year to having printed programs. USAS will have all the information that would be in the program available on its website. Go green! 
Full Convention Registration:
  • Postmarked by Aug. 22: $180
  • Postmarked by Aug. 23 or later: $210

Partial Convention Registration  (does not include the Saturday evening Awards banquet) :
  • One Day: $75
  • Two Day: $140

Hotel Reservations
Hotel information can be found on the 2019 Annual Meeting website. You are responsible for making your hotel reservations. You can also call to make reservations (1-314-655-1234). The room block closes Aug. 9 or when it fills, whichever happens first. Once a reservation is made, there is a nonrefundable one-night cancellation charge. 
 
Air Transportation
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) (14 miles)
 
Land Transportation

Driving Directions: Driving directions can be obtained by using the following address: 315 Chestnut Street / St. Louis, MO 63102.

Parking: Self-park is $30/day, valet parking is $40/day for delegates and volunteers.

Internet in Sleeping Rooms: Complimentary internet is included in guest rooms ($4.95 per day for upgraded bandwidth).

Certification Table: The certification table will be open on Wednesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (vendor area), Thursday 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (vendor area), and Thursday 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (House of Delegates Room). If you're unable to make those times, please find Mary Hull from Thursday afternoon through Saturday.
Election Packet Posted
Meet the next representatives of USMS!
Vote
Those attending the 2019 annual meeting can now get to know those up for a position in the 2019 elections

This election cycle, we will elect USMS officers (president, vice president of administration, vice president of community services, vice president of local operations, vice president of programs, secretary, and treasurer).

All the candidates can be reviewed in the consolidated election packet that will be updated as necessary. 
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 Volunteer Services, if you haven't done so already. These were due July 15.
 
Chairs of Finance, Legislation, Long Distance, and Rules Committees: Please contact your committee members and report to Volunteer Services if any members from your committee will not be attending the annual meeting.
Annual Meeting Packet
Please note these important deadlines
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Aug. 1: All proposed rule or code changes from Rules, Long Distance, and Legislation Committees are due to Volunteer Services .  

Aug. 1:  Committee chairs and special appointments send their annual reports to their vice presidents using the USMS committee report template. Those who will be having a meeting at the annual meeting also send their agendas.

Aug. 15: Vice presidents send their committees' annual reports and agendas to Volunteer Services

Members of the Executive Committee also submit their annual reports and the reports from the liaisons and special appointments they oversee.

Aug. 15 All proposed rule or code changes are posted on the annual meeting page.

Early September: Annual meeting packet is posted on the 2019 annual meeting page. 
2019 Annual Meeting Meeting Minutes
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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 once received and will be accessible from the 2019 Convention - St. Louis, MO Meeting Minutes page of the USMS website.
Have Your Elected Officers Changed?
Let us know!
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If your LMSC has elected any new officers, please remember to notify Volunteer Services 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.
Got a Story Idea? Let Us Know!
We want to hear from you!
We're always looking for great stories about our members for SWIMMER and our website.

If you or someone you know would make for an interesting story, please submit the idea to our article idea collector. We're interested in members who would make for great profiles, questions about training and technique, science-related topics, and personal essays about what swimming means to you for Hot Tub.

Freelance writers can also make their story pitches in our article idea collector
Moved Recently?
Let us know!
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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, log into your My USMS account and update your membership profile information there.
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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 60,000 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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