South Carolina Swimming
News & Updates
September, 2021
South Carolina Swimming is excited to follow along with Team Greenville's Parker Egbert as he competes in the 2021 Paralympic Games
August 25th-September 3rd in Tokyo.
Join South Carolina Swimming as we celebrate Parker's Olympic journey on

Competition Schedule

Monday, August 30th
New SCLSC State Record Holders
Lilla Bognar - TG
13-14 Girls 400m Individual Medley - 4:54.40
13-14 Girls 800m Freestyle - 9:01.35
200m Backstroke at the 2021 NCSA Summer Championships (race is at 1:26.00).
Lilla's swim is the 6th fastest all-time for 13-14 Girls.
Mentoring female athletes can be quite the challenge. As swimming continues to grow with more female role models, female coaches constantly evolve in mentorship for the upcoming generation as well. Pam Swander, Claire Donahue-White, Markell Lyng and Jamie Bloom have exceptional backgrounds, all of which coaches can learn from.
USA Swimming & South Carolina Swimming Outreach Program Information

  • Outreach membership offers qualified individuals the opportunity to become a USA Swimming member with reduced fees.
  • The goal of the outreach program is to provide opportunities for economically disadvantaged athletes for membership and/or participation in South Carolina Swimming sanctioned and sponsored events. Camps, Meets & LSC Team events all qualify for outreach assistance
  • Current USA Swimming Athlete Outreach membership fee are $5. Current South Carolina Swimming Athlete Outreach membership fees are $2.
  • Aside from the membership fee, an outreach athlete member is NOT distinguishable from any other USA Swimming athlete member.

Qualifying income for families for the 2022 outreach programs is 138% of 2021 federal poverty guidelines. Income must fall at or below this level for athletes to qualify for outreach assistance.
For more information, please contact
Outreach Coordinator Karen Alexander.
(864) 506-2016.
The application for the 2020-2021 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team is available until September 6, 2021. The only method for application will be the online application on the USA Swimming website.

  • Applicants are required to have a USA Swimming account.
  • Qualifying times for the applicant will be validated in the SWIMS database.
  • Times MUST be in SWIMS and have been achieved between September 1, 2020 & August 31, 2021.
  • Applicants will be required to have a transcript for the complete 2020-2021 academic year available for uploading to the application.
  • Applicants must have been a member at the time of the swim and a current member when applying for the 2020-2021 SAA team.
  • Applicants must have all application documents completed by September 6, 2021.
Late applications will NOT be accepted or considered.
South Carolina Swimming College Commitments
Gil Shaw
Wahoo Aquatic Club
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Burk Arredondo
City of Charleston
Southern Marlins Racing Team
Gardner Webb University
Cassidy Lima
City of Charleston
Southern Marlins Racing Team
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
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 and we'll make sure to recognize them in the next newsletter.
Congratulations to the 9 athletes who will represent
South Carolina Swimming at this year's North Carolina/South Carolina Open Water Select Camp in Pinehurst, NC. on September 11th.
Chelsea Burkhart
Jake Prevatte
Emily Heintz

Gavin Charcalla
Logan Mendieta
Emily Schneider

Alex Burkhart
Abigail Heintz
Abby Schneider
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 resource sheet. 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
Athlete Protection Training
All athletes age 18 & older must complete USA Swimming's Athlete Protection Training. For more information about completing APT, visit the USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training page.

Safe Sport Training Resources
USA Swimming Safe Sport staff has been hosting Zoom trainings for parents, minor athletes and coaches to assist clubs in completing the Training and Education requirement of the Safe Sport Club Recognition program. November trainings for parents, athletes & coaches are available:

South Carolina Swimming is now up to 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.
No spectators allowed 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 ( 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 online training for Starters, Deck Referees and Chief Judges.
E-Mail Jason Overby ( for more information.

Thank you for your service to South Carolina Swimming.
We hope to see you there!