UPDATES AND NEWS
From the USAS Officials Committee
Pertaining to the freestyle portion of the medley events. Determination of the body position during the freestyle portion of the medley events (individual and relay) should be judged in a similar manner to other body position calls. Namely, the shoulders must be at or past the vertical toward the breast when the swimmer leaves the wall. The judge should watch the swimmer’s feet leave the wall and then look up to gauge the relative position of the shoulders to onen another. It is important to consciously think about the position of the shoulders from the point of observation – forward in time and not project back in time to where the shoulders might have been between the time the feet left the wall and the observation was made. As always, the benefit of any doubt goes to the swimmer. This is particularly true when the judge is observing more than one lane as it may be quite difficult to ascertain the position of the shoulders when observing from a different lane.
Suggested language for the disqualification slip
Use Miscellaneous-Other (7T) “Swimming more that ¼ of the race in the style of backstroke.”
A reminder that Officials will NOT receive a laminated card for 2016. Officials will need to print out a membership card from OTS (officials tracking system). This card will show your current membership, expiration dates for background check and athlete protection training and list the your Officiating certifications (e.g Stroke and Turn, Starter, etc.).
USA Swimming article on Cecil Gordon from Worlds
Please use this Re-imbursement form for Background Check or other re-imbursements. Please follow the instructions on the form to submit the completed form to Kent Steeves.
Read the new IM Interpretation letter here.
To: General Chairs
Safe Sport Chairs
All Staff Members
USA Swimming Safe Sport is excited to announce the release of the Athlete Protection Training Renewal Course!
- It is a brand new, 30-minute, scenario based course
- It will be required of all renewing non-athlete members when their current APT certification expires
- For members whose APT certification expires in 2015, the deadline to renew is 12/31/15
- The requirement will be good for 24 months from 12/31/15
If you don’t know when your APT certification expires, check your Deck Pass.
The course is available now at www.usaswimming.org/apt. Fill in your first & last name and birthdate and follow the prompts. You will be redirected to Praesidium’s site. The name of the course is “Athlete Protection Training Renewal Course”. Select the course and complete it all the way through to the quiz. SWIMS will update your member record.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have questions.