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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Letter to USA Swimming Community


Letter to USA Swimming Community

To our USA Swimming community,

While the actions of the last week have provided some answers and direction regarding the Olympic Games and our Olympic Trials qualifying event, we are acutely aware of the continued struggle and uncertainty for many within our swimming community, including our athletes, coaches, officials, parents, and staff. 

We continue to meet – remotely! – and look for ways to help support you and best prepare all of us to be stronger than ever when we re-emerge from these unprecedented times. 

In the immediate term, our team is creating and offering remote resources, such as LSC webinars, an enhanced resource library on usaswimming.org, personal strategy sessions, and most importantly is listening to you and looking for additional ways to address your concerns. We have also launched a COVID-19 information page, which continues to be updated with helpful resources: www.usaswimming.org/coronavirus.

We know that forced cancellations in the spring, namely in May and June, take away important opportunities for both our athletes and clubs. Our leadership and finance teams are actively building a business continuity plan to strategically weather the financial challenges ahead. We are gathering and sharing applicable small business relief options, both at the federal and local levels, to try and provide you with as much information and as many rebounding opportunities as possible.

We encourage you to continue to reach out to any member of the USA Swimming team to share what is most important to you, and to keep our lines of communication open.

Our thoughts are with you and your family, and we hope you are staying safe and healthy as we also try to do that with ours.

We are One Family.

Sincerely yours, 

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Tim Hinchey III

USA Swimming Chief Executive Officer

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