South Carolina Swimming
News & Updates
November, 2021
CURRENT NEWS
The 2021-2022 season is off to a great start as we head into the holiday season!
Follow along on our website, our social media sites on Facebook, Instagram & Team Feed and sign up for newsletters for the most up to date information regarding all things South Carolina Swimming.

#GoSCSwimming
including Online Meet Entry, Covid-19 policies and hotel & ticket links, is now available.
This year's competitions will again take place in Greensboro, NC, with the
U.S. Open December 1-4 and the Winter Juniors December 8-11.
November is the month we recognize our leaders, our mentors and our motivators!
Tell your coach Thank You for all the time, effort and dedication they give to our athletes.
Showcase your creativity by thanking your coach with a personalized card.
NEW SCLSC STATE RECORD HOLDERS
WELLS CLOUD
13-14 Boys 100y Butterfly
ATHLETE ANNOUNCEMENTS
South Carolina Swimming College Commitments
Kyndall Brown
Upper Palmetto YMCA Rays
Campbell University
Jill Smiley
South Carolina Swim Club
University of South Carolina
Katie Lyons
Hilton Head Aquatics
Saint Bonaventure University
Katharine Ollar
Team Greenville
California State University East Bay
Cate Phipps
Gamecock Aquatics
Davidson College
Help us recognize and celebrate our college commitments. If you have swimmer who has recently committed to swim at the next level, please send in their information along with a quote and a photo to sdd@sc-swimming.org and we'll make sure to recognize them in the next newsletter.
COACHES CORNER
USA Swimming is excited to again offer the opportunity for USA Swimming clubs and LSCs to obtain an Enterprise level Zoom license for $240 per year starting January 1, 2022. The Enterprise level license is the top tier package that Zoom offers with all the bells and whistles included.
Clubs interested in this offer must respond to Karen Alexander no later than
Monday, November 29th.
2022 USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim Grant Applications

USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim Grant applications for lesson providers are now available. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2021.

The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, has awarded more than $6.6 million since 2007 to help fund youth learn-to-swim programs across the country via its more than 1,500 verified swim lesson providers. In 2021, the USA Swimming Foundation awarded $509,913 to 69 youth learn-to-swim programs. For the first time in 2022, the USA Swimming Foundation will also award grants to programs focused on adult learn-to-swim efforts.

Youth Grant Program
To be considered for the 2022 Youth Learn To Swim Grant, applicants must be an approved USA Swimming swim lesson provider in good standing and provide a detailed project budget and program narrative within the grant application. The 2022 USA Swimming Foundation Youth Learn to Swim Grant Guidelines can be found here and the grant application can be found here. Funding will be provided to programs directly benefiting children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.

The application to join the USA Swimming swim lesson provider network can be found here for those interested in future funding opportunities.

Adult Grant Program
To be considered for the 2022 Adult Learn To Swim Grant, applicants must be willing to register as a USMS club or workout group, provide opportunities for eligible adults to participate in USMS programs upon readiness, and present a detailed project budget and program narrative within the grant application. The grant application can be found here. Funding will be provided to programs directly benefiting adults who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.

Grant Application Webinars
With separate requirements for youth and adult learn-to-swim grant applications, USA Swimming will host a series of webinars to walk applicants through the process of applying for a grant. Visit https://www.usaswimming.org/coaches-leaders/team-leaders/learn-to-swim-grants to register for these events. Recordings of these webinars are available online.


COACHES NEEDED FOR ZONES & CAROLINA CROWN
South Carolina Swimming is looking for coaches to be a part of two of our biggest events of the
2022 season. If you are interested in being a part of the South Carolina Swimming Zone Team coaching staff or the Carolina Crown Swim Challenge staff, we'd love to have you be a part of all the fun these competitions offer.

This season's Carolina Crown Swim Challenge will take place on April 23rd in Greenville, SC
and the Southern Zone Age Group Championships will be July 26th-August 1st in Arlington, TX.

E-mail Age Group Committee Chair Eduardo Dos Santos for more information about the Zone Team and Sport Development Director Chip Holland for more information about Carolina Crown.
South Carolina Swimming is still waiting for DQ Slips & Scratch Cards to arrive. If you are in need of either, your best bet is to download and print forms from the links below.
SAFE SPORT
USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping it's athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in the sport. As a part of it's continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to it's Safe Sport policy requirements. 

Starting September 1, 2021, all USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs are required to implement the updated Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) in full.

Please review the MAAPP 2.0 Resource Guide. Additional information can be found at on the South Carolina Swimming Safe Sport page. Questions regarding the MAAPP 2.0 policies may be directed to
Safe Sport Director Heather Alexander at safe.sport@sc-swimming.org.
Athlete Protection Training
South Carolina Swimming has thirteen Safe Sport certified clubs.

YCSC, CA, CAT, AAYM, FAST, GVST, PALM, YSSC, SMRT, SWIM, SCSC, CAC & RAYS have all completed their Safe Sport certifications. For more information about becoming a Safe Sport certified club, visit the USA Swimming Safe Sport page or contact South Carolina Safe Sport coordinator Heather Alexander.

Clubs that are among the first 1500 nationwide to complete Safe Sport certification are eligible for the Keeping Athletes First Incentive. Clubs will be entered into a monthly drawing fro a visit from a U.S. National Team athlete. For more information, visit USA Swimming's Safe Sport Recognition page.
ON DECK WITH OUR OFFICIALS
Are spectator numbers limited at meets? Not a problem!
You can become an official on deck!

Register for a virtual Stroke-and-Turn Clinic today! Email the registration form to Jason Overby (overbyj@cofc.edu). Upon receipt of the registration form, you will be sent login information for the clinic and start your journey to becoming #OfficiallyAwesome!
Current Officials have the opportunity to attend training for
Starters, Deck Referees and Chief Judges.
E-Mail Jason Overby (overbyj@cofc.edu) for more information.

Current Officials have the opportunity to attend training for Administrative Referees. E-Mail Aimee McMillan (officials@sc-swimming.org) for more information.
Renewals
All officials must renew their Non-Athlete Membership as well as take the recertification test for their highest level before 12/31/21. It is imperative that officials DO NOT WAIT until the last week of the year. It has been made explicitly clear by the National Officials Committee that the testing website cannot handle large numbers of officials simultaneously taking a test. Please plan accordingly.

APT and Background Check
If you experience any issues with APT or Background Check not showing appropriately in your Deck Pass, please email learn@usaswimming.org. Issues surrounding these components of your membership are controlled by USA Swimming and not by the LSC. It is currently being reported that longer than normal times for your APT and Background Check data to appear on your Deck Pass so plan accordingly and do not wait till the end of the year.

Name Tags
With the adoption of a new logo for SC Swimming, new name tags will be ordered for all officials who renew by January 10, 2022. This new name tag will read the same as the name on your USA Swimming registration (First name Last name). If you would like your new name tag to read differently, please email Aimee McMillan (officials@sc-swimming.org).
Thank you for your service to South Carolina Swimming.
We hope to see you there!