Volunteers are the heart and soul of U.S. Masters Swimming. You register members, run events, officiate meets, provide critical information, document results, represent your LMSCs, and keep things organized on too many levels to count.
Your contribution makes it possible for members to have fun, stay fit and swim stroke after stroke. Many of you sacrifice your own swimming in order to help others achieve their swimming goals. Balancing work, family, swimming and volunteering is truly an art.
Thank you for all that you do,
Your Friends at U.S. Masters Swimming
Invest in Your LMSC
by Doug Adamavich
and Anna Lea Matysek
All LMSCs face one important topic: What should we do with
the money we collect? Whether you
have thousands of extra dollars in your bank account or have a modest reserve,
money matters and has a large impact on Masters swimming within the geographic
boundaries of your LMSC. Don't know what to budget for in 2010? Here are some ideas that the LMSC
Development Committee has compiled. [Read more]
|Meet Anna Lea at Nationals|
Membership Coordinator Anna Lea Matysek will be at Short Course Nationals in Atlanta May 20-23 and will be available for any LMSC officer that would like to meet with her.
Her primary job focus is the LMSCs and helping them run smoothly. If there's anything related to your LMSC that you'd like to discuss, she would be happy to meet with you.
Anna Lea will be available all day Thursday and most of the day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you'd like to set up an appointment, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
|National Championship Bids|
|Interested in hosting one of the 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming
Open Water/Long Distance National Championships?|
Open Water National Championships:
There will be 5 open water and 3 postal national championships in 2012. Bid information
can be found online. We encourage all interested organizations to bid, particularly those that have not previously hosted a national championship. Please submit your bid package via email to the Long Distance Chair
by August 1, 2010.
Pool National Championships:
In 2012, we will host two pool championships. Spring Nationals (April 15 - May 31) and Summer Nationals (August 1 - September 15). The spring event is held in short course yards or meters and the summer event is conducted in a 50 meter course. Interested organizations should contact email@example.com
. Bid materials
can be found online and the bid packets are due by July 15th.
|Club and Coach Services Report|
For the last six months, our Club and Coach Services team has met with USMS programs representing 6,500 USMS members. They have visited with USMS programs in 13 states. Read the entire report and learn how our team can assist your LMSC. [Read more]
The United States Aquatic Sports Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Dallas, Texas from September 15-19, 2010. Registration forms, travel, shuttle, and tourist information will be available soon on the USAS website
For All LMSC Chairs:
The USMS Convention schedule, along with additional information, will be available soon on the USMS Annual Convention
page at usms.org.
- All persons attending or presenting at any meeting at the convention MUST be registered as a delegate. Please use the Delegate Registration Form found on the USAS website to register as a delegate.
- Please submit the names and contact information for your delegates ASAP to Secretary C.J. Rushman.
- All Delegates must be currently registered USMS members!
- Please send Delegate at Large Requests to President Jeff Moxie. Due by July 15th
The 2010 USMS Convention is a "Rules" year, whereby the Rules and Long Distance Committees consider proposed amendments to the code. The Legislation and LMSC Development Committees will only consider emergency changes. Use the Proposed Amendment to the USMS Rule Book form to submit proposed changes to any part of the rule book. Copy the form freely, and submit one change per form. You may submit proposals in electronic format as well. The USMS standing committee chair must endorse your proposed amendments. If the proposal is from the LMSC, the LMSC chair's endorsement indicates that the LMSC has approved submission of the proposal.
For complete information, visit the Instructions for Submitting Proposed Amendments
The USMS Working Calendar
has just been revised and is available at usms.org. For your convenience, we have added a direct link to the WC in the Quick Links column that appears in every issue of SLV. If you have any changes or corrections to the calendar, please send them to Tracy Grilli: firstname.lastname@example.org
|2010 USMS Award Nominations Due July 1st|
|All nominations are due July 1 and information and forms can be found on the USMS website. List of awards can be found below:|
- Dorothy Donnelly USMS Service Award
USMS Club of the Year
- June Krauser Communications Award
USMS Coach of the Year Award
- Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award
- USMS Fitness Award
- USMS National Championship Meets Award
|Registrar Top 10
|Recently a survey was sent out asking how long you have served as a USMS LMSC registrar. We were amazed by the results. USMS has been fortunate to have such a loyal group of volunteers. There is no doubt that our growth has been strongly influenced by the hard work of our registrars. Thank you for your devotion.|
Bill Lotz: Georgia (27 years)
Nancy Ridout: Pacific (27 years)
Jean Apker: Nebraska (22 years)
Marion & Richard Johnson: Iowa (18 years)
Barb Protzman: Maryland & Florida Gold Coast (17 years)
George Simon: North Carolina (17 years)
Tom Brunson: New Jersey (15 years)
Laura Wright: Ohio (15 years)
Jeff Roddin: Potomac Valley (14 years)
Jill Wright: Snake River (10 years)
After moving to Boise, Idaho in 1991, Jill Wright began volunteering for USMS at the local and national level. She became chair of the Snake River LMSC and has also served as newsletter editor and meet director. In the last ten years she's been serving as LMSC registrar and sanctions chair and she serves on the USMS Long Distance Committee. [Read more]
|Volunteer Profile Video|
|Long time volunteer and current USMS Legal Counsel, Doug Church talks about his position, why he swims and where he thinks U.S. Masters Swimming is headed.|
|Connect With Us|
USMS has started new Facebook
, Linked in
pages for members to receive the latest information, videos and published events. Please help us grow these outlets by becoming a fan and spreading the word about the communication options available to our members.
|STREAMLINES Editorial Calendar|
Do you have information to distribute to your fellow USMS volunteers? Committee chairs, do you need to get the word out about your activities to the general membership? Coaches, do you have a technique article to share?
You can do so by submitting your stories and announcements to email@example.com
, for possible publication in STREAMLINES, STREAMLINES for Coaches or STREAMLINES for Volunteers
. Please review the STREAMLINES Editorial Calendar
for article deadlines. Thank you for your contributions.
About STREAMLINES for Volunteers
U.S. Masters Swimming encourages all USMS volunteers to subscribe to STREAMLINES for Volunteers, however if you would rather not receive this update, please do not click the unsubscribe button, as that will remove you from all other U.S. Masters Swimming National Office mailings. Rather, please click on the "Update Profile/Email Address" link at the bottom of this email. Here you can select to discontinue your STREAMLINES for Volunteers service or sign up for the monthly coaches' newsletter, STREAMLINES for Coaches, and/or the monthly member newsletter STREAMLINES.
About U.S. Masters Swimming|
|U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes adult health, fitness, wellness and competition through aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim clubs across the country that offer swim fitness programs, promoting information via the bi-monthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and usms.org; and sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 50,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.