Swim Omaha Weekly Newsletter
Bronze at Millard North on Friday 6:00-7:00
Shady Lanes Hayrack ride and cookout
RSVP for your swimmers and family by selecting YES for 1 swimmer and putting the TOTAL number that will be attending.
Cost is $15 per person.
Bring your own stick for hot dogs and smores.
Bring your own drinks.
Hayrack ride is at 6:00. Food and smores to follow.
Hot Dogs, Buns, Condiments, S'Mores are being donated by the Jackson family and Above & Beyond Complete Ground Maintenance
Mon, Oct 3, 2022, 05:30 PM
Shady Lane Ranch, Inc., Shady Lane, Council Bluffs, IA, USA
BSC Intro & Senior Sprint - Registration Deadline: Sep 23, 2022
LSS Spooky Splash - Registration Deadline: Oct 03, 2022
Columbia Swim Club Jim Devine Memorial Invitational - Registration Deadline: Oct 03, 2022
Swim Omaha Fall SwimFest - Registration Deadline: Oct 04, 2022
Equipment for each group
Novice and Bronze
All Bronze and Novice swimmers should have their own fins.
- We are an Arena team BUT Arena does not have "long" blade fins so we order outside Arena for this item. For most other items please purchase items through SwimQuik and try to purchase arena branded items.
- Quickest way to get fins and the right size it to go to SwimQuik at 2518 S 140th St, Omaha, NE 68144. Ask for the Speedo Trialon Fins.
- You may be able to find them at Scheels, Dicks, or walmart.
- If you cannot make it to SwimQuik or they do not have the size and cannot order them you can go to SwimOutlet.com and order there. https://www.swimoutlet.com/products/sporti-essential-floating-swim-fins-color-8201640 - Doing this does not support our vendor or brand.
Silver group equipment -
- Long Blade Fins - See above note for Novice and Bronze
- Kickboard - Will get a Swim Omaha kickboard on the 18th
- Water bottle at every practice
- Mesh Bag to carry kickboard and fins - If you are new please get a Swim Omaha mesh bag on the 18th.
- Water Bottle
- spare goggles/cap
- long blade fins
- Finis agility paddles
- pull buoy
- tennis shoes
- Hand Paddles
- Finis Parachute (12 inches Blue color)- Not the Sporti brand. They do not last
- Pull Buoy
- Kickboard - An orange Swim Omaha board will be handed out on the 18th
2022-2023 USA Swimming Registration
There are TWO registrations that each swimmer must do. Swim Omaha and USA Swimming.
On Thursday, September 1st, the online membership registration (OMR) officially opened for membership.
USA Swimming is having quite a few issues with the rolling out of the new system.
USA Swimming recommends that only swimmers who are new to USA Swimming or do not have current 2022 registrations use the registration system. This is so they are covered by the USA Swimming insurance and are eligible to compete.
Those members who are current 2022 members are asked to wait until mid-October to complete the 2023 USA Swimming registration.
Those who have previously competed for Swim Omaha should wait to register. If you have already completed your registration, that is ok.
USA Swimming, Midwestern Swimming, and Swim Omaha have an outreach policy. The criteria for outreach eligibility shall be that the athlete/family meets ONE of the following requirements:
Proof of acceptance into the Free/Reduced Lunch Program - Verification Letter from a school administrator
Proof of acceptance into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – A front copy of the Nebraska or Iowa Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card
- Medicaid participation – A copy of the parent or guardian Medicaid card
If your swimmer(s) qualify for the Outreach program, email the necessary documentation to Andy Cunningham.
All USA Swimming members aged 18 years old and older are required to complete APT annually.
Since 2019, USA Swimming adult athlete members have been required to complete Athlete Protection Training (APT) as a requirement of membership. In 2019, USA Swimming built in an administrative grace period to give athletes 30 days after their 18th birthday to complete the requirement. Effective September 1, 2022, there will no longer be a 30-day administrative grace period. Going forward, any 17-year-old athlete who has not completed the APT requirement by their 18th birthday will not be a USA Swimming member in good standing unless or until the APT requirement is completed. This includes eligibility to compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets, club practices and all other related activities. Athletes will continue to receive an email notification reminder of the APT requirement 30 days prior to their 18th birthday as well as a reminder on their 18th birthday.
All USA Swimming members aged 18 years old and older are required to complete APT annually. This is the individual’s responsibility and includes both athlete and non-athlete members.
Since 2019, USA Swimming adult athlete members have been required to complete Athlete Protection Training (APT) as a requirement of membership. In 2019, USA Swimming built in an administrative grace period to give athletes 30 days after their 18th birthday to complete the requirement.
Effective September 1, 2022, there will no longer be a 30-day administrative grace period.
Going forward, any 17-year-old athlete who has not completed the APT requirement by their 18th birthday will not be a USA Swimming member in good standing unless or until the APT requirement is completed. This includes eligibility to compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets, club practices and all other related activities. Athletes will continue to receive an email notification reminder of the APT requirement 30 days prior to their 18th birthday as well as a reminder on their 18th birthday.
Safe Sport Trainings
Safe Sport Trainings
· Parents: Wednesday, Oct 19 at 8 p.m. ET
· Athletes: Thurs, Oct 27 at 8 p.m. ET
Starting Thursday, September 22, the USA Swimming app will be the only mobile application available from USA Swimming. Deck Pass and Deck Pass Plus will no longer be supported.
The USA Swimming app is available to download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Click here to download from the Apple App Store
Click here to download from the Google Play Store
The USA Swimming app and USA Swimming website will not support Deck Pass login credentials. To access USA Swimming member experiences on the website and app all users will be required to create or sign in to their new USA Swimming account. If you have not created a new USA Swimming account, please follow the instructions below to create your account.
Important Amendment for Delegates at the USA Swimming Convention
The Swim Omaha coaches wanted pass this on as it is an issue being discussed at the national level but could impact Swim Omaha and all other USA Swimming clubs.
ISCA and the ISCA board of Directors have been reviewing the amendments for the USA Swimming Convention later this month in Colorado.
One that jumps off the board is Point 203.3 which has to do with the consecutive days that must have elapsed before the swimmer is permitted to represent any other USA Swimming club in USA Swimming open competition.
The recommendation that's being proposed is to drop the present 120-day period to only 30 days.
ISCA strongly recommends that we NOT pas s the 30-day period and stay with the 120 days.
Also, if it was not a pass/ fail amendment we would recommend keeping the 120 day period but allowing Military Families who move greater than 100 miles to automatically be allowed to represent a new team. The reason: Those athletes and families are being moved, not by choice, but by government action.
More reasons why we believe the 120 days rule should stay in place:
1. No one losses anything when they are unattached. They can still train with any team, and swim at any meets.
2. The vast majority of transfers are NOT due to Military or moving situations, they are just changing teams in the same area where they already live. With only a 30-day-unattached-period a swimmer could conceivably swim and represent 8 to 10 different teams a year.
3. This change would increase the anger and hostility between clubs, swimmers, parents, and coaches. The change would increase the recruiting between teams.
4. The NCAA, after only one year of dealing with the transfer portal, has already realizing the major problems it has caused itself and it is working on a solution.