The organization is hoping that the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will advocate on their behalf for the change
- by Gabriel Fernandez
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USA Swimming, the national governing body of professional swimming in America, wants the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo delayed at least one year in response to the coronavirus global pandemic, according to a report from USA Today. The organization is hoping that the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will advocate on their behalf for this change.
USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey sent a letter to USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland saying he has “watched our athletes’ worlds be turned upside down and watched them struggle to find ways to continue to prepare and train – many for the biggest competitive opportunity of their lives” as the threat of COVID-19 has grown.
“Everyone has experienced unimaginable disruptions, mere months before the Olympic Games, which calls into question the authenticity of a level playing field for all,” Hinchey added. “Our athletes are under tremendous pressure, stress and anxiety, and their mental health and wellness should be among the highest priorities.”
The letter was sent with “overwhelming support” from USA Swimming’s top officials, swimmers and coaches, according to USA Today. Hinchey formally requested in the letter that the Games be postponed until 2021, to assure that athletes can properly prepare for their respective qualifiers and events.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (KATU) – The Hillsboro Police Department identified the girl who was found drowned Wednesday night after a swim team practice as 14-year-old Nabila Maazouz.
Police said Maazouz was a freshman at Oregon Episcopal School and was a member of the Liberty High School swim team.
Investigators said the swim team pulled the cover over the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center’s outdoor pool after practice Wednesday night. Police said the swimmers pulled the cover over it before they got out of the water.
“At the end of practice, the swimmers covered the pool with these blue tarps. When they were done with that, the swimmers got out of the water, they went inside and changed, and started to head home. It was at that point that they noticed Nabila was missing,” said Sgt. Eric Bunday of the Hillsboro Police Department.
By USA Swimming Foundation | Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Funding for free or reduced-cost swim lessons to help children across the country
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that it has awarded $507,461 to learn-to-swim programs across the country through its first-round of 2019 grant funding for Make a Splash Local Partners. The grants will go towards swim lesson programs, providing 25,705 children with the opportunity to learn how to swim.
The USA Swimming Foundation vetted more than 240 applications through a competitive annual review process and chose 85 programs to receive funding, 26 of whom are first time USA Swimming Foundation grant recipients. Since 2007, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded more than $6.2 million dollars to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country.
“It’s an incredible feeling to know that USA Swimming Foundation funding will be used to create a valuable swimming experience for tens of thousands of children who may not have had the opportunity to learn how to swim,” USA Swimming Foundation Executive Director Debbie Hesse said. “We are thrilled with the depth of this year’s Make a Splash Local Partner applicant pool and we couldn’t be prouder to support these exciting and lifesaving opportunities for children across the country. We owe a tremendous thank you to our partners and donors, who continue to make a difference.”
In 2018, through its Make a Splash Local Partner network, the USA Swimming Foundation helped provide more than 1.3 million children with swimming lessons. Together, the Foundation and their network of 1,000 swim lesson providers across the country are helping to spread national awareness on the importance of learning to swim and bringing together strategic partners to end drowning. More than 7.5 million children have now been served since 2007.
The following USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partners will receive funding through this first round of 2019 grant awards:
|Akron Area YMCAAkron, OH|
Allegan Public Schools
Ambush Swim School Nacogdoches, TX
Angels of America’s FallenColorado Springs, CO
Beatrice Mary Family YMCABeatrice, NE
Belle Chasse YMCABelle Chasse, LA
BGSU Recreation & WellnessBowling Green, OH
Bloomington Community EducationBloomington, MN
Bridgeport YMCABridgeport, CT
Brooklyn Center Community CenterBrooklyn Center, MN
Buffalo City Swim RacersBuffalo, NY
Charles River AquaticsLynnfield, MA
City of Arlington AquaticsArlington, TX
City of BakersfieldBakersfield, CA
City of Boynton BeachBoynton Beach, FL
City of Brooklyn ParkBrooklyn Park, MN
City of Jersey CityJersey City, NJ
City of New York Department of Parks & RecreationNew York, NY
City of South MiamiSouth Miami, FL
City of UrbandaleUrbandale, IA
City of West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach, FL
Dad’s Club Swim StartHouston, TX
DeKalb Aquatics Swim Team Inc.Snellville, GA
Duke UniversityDurham, NC
Everett YMCAEverett, WAFive Cities Swim Club INCArroyo Grande, CA
Fort Worth Drowning Prevention CoalitionFort Worth, TX
Fox Valley Family YMCAPlano, IL
Goldfish Swim School – Owings MillsOwings Mills, MD
Greater Milford Boys & Girls ClubMilford, DE
Greensboro Aquatic CenterGreensboro, NC
Greenview Dolphins Swim TeamColumbia, SC
Harris County Aquatic ProgramHouston, TX
Hawaii Aquatics AcademyKailua, HI
Holland Community Aquatic CenterHolland, MI
Horizons SavannahSavannah, GA
Hunterdon County YMCAAnnandale, NJ
Hurricane AquaticsCoral Gables, FL
Kenosha YMCAKenosha, WILeadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc.New Haven, CT
Machine Swim SchoolVienna, VA
Madison Area YMCAMadison, NJ
Metro Parks TacomaTacoma, WA
Metropolitan YMCA of OrangesHardyston, NJ
Muskegon YMCAMuskegon, MI
Newport Penguins Swim and Dive TeamNewport, KY
Robbinsdale Area Schools ISD #281Plymouth, MN
Rocklin Swim TeamRocklin, CASafeSplash Swim Schools-Little ElmFrisco, TX
SafeSplash Swim Schools-McKinneyMcKinney, TX
Salvation Army Boys & Girls ClubHouston, TX
Sandhills SandsharksSouthern Pines, SC
St. Lucie County Parks & Recreation-AquaticsFt. Pierce, FL
Swim Beyond LLCAtlanta,
GASWIMkids USA, Inc.Mesa,
AZSwimLabs Highlands RanchHighlands Ranch,
COSwimLabs El Dorado HillsEl Dorado Hills,
COSwimtastic Swim School-Cape CoralCape Coral, FL
Swimtastic Swim School-Fort MyersFort Myers, FL
Swimtastic Swim School-NaplesNaples, FL
The Gateway Family YMCA- Rahway BranchRahway, NJ
The Greater Marco Family YMCAMarco Island, FL
The HUB Recreation CenterMarion, IL
The Roeper SchoolBloomfield Hills, MIUniversity of Houston, Recreation & Wellness CenterHouston, TX
Upper Valley Aquatic CenterWhite River Junction, VT
Valley of the Moon AquaticsSonoma, CA
Walter Schroeder Aquatic CenterBrown Deer, WI
West Cook YMCAOak Park, IL
Williams YMCA of Avery CountyLinville, NC
YMCA of Broome County, Binghamton BranchBinghamton, NY
YMCA of Broome County, West Family BranchJohnson City, NY
YMCA of DelawareWilmington, DEYMCA of Greater Charlotte,
Simmons BranchCharlotte, NCYMCA of Greater Kansas CityKansas City, MO
YMCA of Greater San AntonioSan Antonio, TX
YMCA of Kokomo IndianaKokomo, IN
YMCA of Marion & Polk CountiesSalem, OR
YMCA of Orange CountyTustin, CA
YMCA of the Greater Twin CitiesEdina, MN
YMCA of VinelandVineland, NJ
YMCA of Greater Houston AreaHouston, TX
YMCA of WaycrossWaycross, GA
YWCA Evanston North ShoreEvanston, IL
The USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport of swimming by raising funds to support programs that save lives and build champions, in the pool and in life. To find, get, or give a swim lesson visit: www.usaswimmingfoundation.org
To learn more about the USA Swimming Foundation and the Make a Splash initiative, including grant opportunities, please visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash, or follow us at http://www.facebook.com/SwimFoundation
Southwest Aquatics, based in Winter Garden, FL, have hired Larry Jukes as their new Head Age Group Coach. Read more by clicking the link below:
St. Sebastian Parish Center in Woodside may wind up in the record books tomorrow, as swimmers will participate in the Swim Strong Foundation’s attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for most people treading water at the same time in multiple locations. The Swim Strong Foundation will be joining teams across the country on Wednesday, …
Summer Swim Team Assistant Coach Lakota Family YMCA – Township of Liberty, OH Part-time, Temporary
The Lakota Family YMCA is looking for 1-2 Assistant Coaches for its summer league swim team. We are located just north of Cincinnati in Liberty Township, Ohio. We compete as a member of the Tri-County Swim League during the summer months. The season begins in Mid-May and runs through the League Championship meet at the end of July. Practices are held 3 days per week in the afternoon in May and 5 days per week in the morning in June and July. Prospective coaches should have knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes as well as starts and turns. Competitive swimming experience is preferred but not required. Applicants should be able to work well with children and have the ability to break down complex movements into simpler steps that can be easily mastered. This is a seasonal position with the opportunity to continue on as an assistant for our year-round team in the fall. Practice times are as follows: May 16-30: T/TH/F 5:00-7:30pm May 31-July 27: M-F 7:30-10:00amLeague dual meets take place on Tuesday evenings. We participate in 1-2 weekend invitationals along with the League Championship Meet on July 28-29. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
North Shore Swim Club – Medford, MA Part-time
North Shore Swim ClubAssistant Coach PositionThe North Shore Swim Club, a United States Swimming registered club, is looking for multiple enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated part time age group swimming coaches at all locations along route 128, including: Minuteman Tech, Hanscom AFB, Medford High School, Shawsheen Tech and Gordon College. Opportunities include 9-15 hours of coaching, and swim meet sessions.Assistant Coach Job description: Implement daily swim club practices in safe, positive environment designed by head coach. Inspire and challenge each swimmer to achieve their goals and develop positive self-esteem in a safe, learning environment. Emphasize to all swimmers the importance of proper technique, teamwork, sportsmanship, goal setting, learning and fun. Attend swim meets, review meet entries, support meet prep work, and fulfill coaching assignments on time. Be certified in all current required USA Swimming certifications, including first aid, coaches safety, CPR (AED), and USA SWIM background screening.Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume and professional references to Head Coach Tony Padvaiskas. Club philosophies, procedures and practice schedules can all be found at Northshoreswimclub.com. Hourly salary is commensurate with experience.
Positions open immediately.Job Type: Part-timeRequired education:Associate
Swim Team Coach Maryland Golf and Country Clubs – Bel Air, MD 21015 Part-timeMaryland Golf and Country Clubs is seeking an enthusiastic, organized individual to be our seasonal Swim Team Head Coach. This position begins at the beginning of May and ends mid-July, with possibility of employment as an Assistant Pool Manager through September.Experience with Swim Team Coaching and competitive swimming is required.Current certification in CPR, AED, First Aid and Safety Training is required. Current certification in Life Guarding is a distinctive plus.Essential Duties and Responsibilities are as follows (but not limited to):This position is responsible for running the Summer Swim Team program, including practices, meets, etc.Establishing and maintaining a courteous, helpful relationship by communicating professionally and effectively with our parents and swimmers.Understanding of swim codes, laws and safety regulations as well as being familiar with all emergency procedures.Has the ability to show proper stroke and technique and employs only those methods of teaching techniques outlined/approved by US Swimming.
Maryland Golf and Country Clubs prides itself as a choice place of employment in Harford County –come join our amazing team.
Job Type: Part-timeJob Location:Bel Air, MD 21015Required experience:Coaching: 2 years
Head Coach- Swim TeamDescription: The Swim Coach is responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of the Barracuda Swim Team Program. The Swim Team Coach is responsible for planning and delivering a quality competitive swim program in which participants improve swimming skills, learn about healthy competition, and develop teamwork and leadership skills in a safe, supportive and fun environment. The swim coach is also responsible for all record keeping, RIMA league communication, and supervision of assistant coaches.Job RequirementsDemonstrated knowledge of principles related to development of youth between 5 and 18 years of age.Knowledge and understanding of developmental swim levels and swim skill progression.Experience in competitive swimmingStrong communication skills both oral and written are required.Current certification in Lifeguarding and CPR/AEDExperience teaching swim lessons and/or coaching swimWater Safety Instructor certification preferredAvailability for weeknight practices (Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8:00), Saturday swim meets, and special events.Job ResponsibilitiesOrganize and lead practices, swim meets, team building events, and parent meetings.Ensure youth are safe and behaving according to the rules.Maintain pool safety and swim team equipment.Attend all RIMA league meetings.Organize and prepare meet line-up.Oversee assistant swim coaches.Enforce rules consistently and fairly.Fill out reports and records, including; incidents, attendance, swim meet line up/results.Interacts politely with facility patrons and acts as a role model for young children.Attends all meetings and training sessions for the aquatic facility staff.Physical Requirements/Work Environment:Ability to pass lifeguard test requirements.Ability to demonstrate and teach competitive swim strokes, starts, and turns.Most tasks will take place in pool, on pool deck, and in surrounding Club areas.Terms of Employment :The swim season runs Mid-September through March. Pay rate dependent on experience.___________________________________________________________________________________Welcome to the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County_____________________________________________________________________________________The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For nearly 60 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County has provided quality programming and services not only to those less-advantaged children and their families but to all youth in our community. The Club is part of a nationwide movement of more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs, and we provide services to more than 1,800 members annually.The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County offers a variety of programs for children, teens, adults and families. Programs include after school licensed child care, homework help, a teen center, summer camp, swimming lessons and aquatics, a fitness center, dance and drama, computers and technology, music and music production, and the fine arts._____________________________________________________________________________________
Interested candidates must submit a letter of intent, application and resume to:
Christopher B. Perrotta 95 Church Street
Newport, RI 02840Phone: 401-847-6927 ext. 131
Job Type: Part-timeRequired experience: Coaching: 1 year
Swimming clubs in Halifax didn’t expect their training over the holidays to be on land, but that’s what’s happening to some as three busy pools are shut down at the same time.The trouble started at the end of October when a fire at the Sackville Sports Stadium closed its swimming pool indefinitely. Then Centennial Pool became off limits at the beginning of December as part of a planned closure to replace the bulkhead.Swimming teams were making do with the circumstances when another problem struck: the pool at Dalplex sprung a leak. It’s been closed since Dec. 13.”The clubs are really frustrated, to be honest,” said Bette El-Hawary, the executive director for Swim Nova Scotia. “It’s put them in a situation to their members that they’re not able to provide a service.”‘Begging and borrowing pool time’ READ MORE….
Seasonal Pool Manager/Swim Team Coach HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB 34 reviews – Indianapolis, IN 46220 Temporary
Hillcrest Country Club is searching for an experienced Pool manager and Swim Team Coach. Our pool is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day which makes this a great opportunity for a teacher that is looking for a summer job. This position would hire and supervise the life guard staff and be the Swim Coach for the Hillcrest Sharks who have a 7 week season.
Job Type: TemporaryRequired education:High school or equivalentRequired license or certification:All Appropriate pool related licenses.
North Baltimore Aquatic Club announced Monday evening Paul Yetter is returning to the club as Head Senior Coach. Yetter previously coached at the club from 2001 until 2009, and while there he helped coach Katie Hoff onto two Olympic teams and helped her win three Olympic medals and six World titles.Yetter also helped develop the likes of Elizabeth Pelton, Felicia Lee, Dan Madwed, Courtney Kalisz and Brendan Morris before moving on to Auburn University in 2009 and then T2 Aquatics in Florida a year later. He succeeds Erik Posegay, who recently left to take a job coaching at Penn State. Posegay took over a year earlier when Bob Bowman became the head coach at Arizona State.Read the full press release from NBAC below:The Board of Directors of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club is pleased to announce that Head Coach Tom Himes has hired Paul Yetter as the Head Senior Coach. Coach Yetter led NBAC to consecutive USA Swimming Spring Championships (2006 & 2007) was an Assistant Coach for US Olympic Team in 2008 as well as Head Women’s Coach for US Pan American Games in 2007. Coach Yetter led Katie Hoff to two World Records and 18 American Records while coaching 12 different swimmers to 90 No. 1 National Age Group Rankings. Paul has been appointed nine times to positions on the USA National Team or Team USA squads in international competition. In 2007, he was named USA Swimming’s Developmental Coach of the Year. Head Coach Tom Himes said, “My goal was to find a top notch coach who would be committed to the program immediately and for the long term. I believe we have found that coach with Paul Yetter and am excited for Paul to continue the NBAC legacy of providing a program of excellence.”Paul swam for NBAC from 1990 to 1996. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1998. He has coached at Verona High School (Wisconsin), Badger Aquatics (Wisconsin), Bel Air Athletic Club (MD) and the North Baltimore Aquatic Club from 2001 until 2009. He spent one year at Auburn University before starting his most recent position as Head Coach at T2 Aquatics in Naples, Florida from 2010 until 2016.About returning to NBAC, Paul said, “My family and I are extremely excited to make the move back to Baltimore and rejoin the NBAC family. I’d like to thank Head Coach Tom Himes and the rest of the NBAC staff, board and membership for welcoming me back to the team. I’m excited to meet our athletes and family members next month and get right to work. Let’s be the best we can be, every day, in each aspect of our lives.”USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch said, “Congratulations to both NBAC and Paul. Paul’s accomplishments, at all levels, will be a great asset to NBAC. It is a natural fit for Paul to return to where he began his successful career in coaching.”Coach Yetter will be on deck in his new position beginning the week of November 14, 2016.
A group that helps teach children to swim is now seeing an increase in interest in swimming after Rio. Time Warner Cable News reporter LaMonica Peters explains why the program could mean a difference between life and death for some kids.