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Quarter 3 - 2010

The USMS annual convention is right around the corner. This edition of Streamlines for Volunteers is devoted entirely to this year's convention. It includes registration and hotel information, schedules for meetings and workshops, and links to more convention information on the web. See you in Dallas!

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USAS Convention 2010
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 is available on the USAS website.

The USMS Convention schedule is available on the USMS Annual Convention page at Additional information including the convention packet will be posted as it is finalized.
For All LMSC Chairs
All delegates (voting and non-voting) must register for the Convention. Please use the Delegate Registration Form found on the USAS website to register. Registration forms are to be sent to USAS Delegate Registration, 16700 Indigo Rd, Lakeville, MN 55044-5613. Fee for registration postmarked by August 23th is $150, on or after August 24th is $180. If you haven't sent yours in yet, please do so soon! 
  • Available this year is Group Registration, for groups of 5 or more. The group registration form can also be found on the USAS website.
  • If your LMSC has not sent the names and contact information for your delegates to USMS Secretary C.J. Rushman, please do so ASAP. If your LMSC will not be sending a delegate, also let C.J. know.
  • The cut-off date for the Hyatt is Sunday, August 23rd or when they reach capacity for room reservations at the convention rate. Again, if you have not made your reservation, get going! 
  • If you or a delegate from your LMSC are in need of a roommate, Tracy Grilli will be providing her matchmaker services again this year.  Send her an e-mail or call 941-256-8767 x 317 with specifics and she will do her best to be sure everyone looking for a roommate is matched up!
Convention Packet
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U.S. Masters Swimming is really making an attempt to "go green." Once the Convention packet is completed with all announcements, schedules, and reports  from the members of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, National Office Staff, Special Assignments, Committee Reports and Agendas, Elections, Proposed Budget, Rules & Open Water/Long Distance Proposals and Emergency Legislation Proposals, an e-mail with a link to the packet on the USMS website will be sent to all who will be attending. At that time, if you prefer that a hard copy be sent, please contact Tracy and she will have one printed/mailed to you. We are suggesting that those who bring their laptops to convention please download the file to your computer and refer to the electronic copy.
The mailing of the packet is scheduled for late August/early September. Once you receive this, it is your responsibility to read this completely BEFORE you arrive at convention so you are prepared.
USMS Meetings and Activities
Meeting RoomUSMS meetings start off on Wednesday, September 15th:
  • USMS Board of Directors meeting from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Committee Chairs Orientation meeting from 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Insurance reception begins at 6:45 p.m. (theme is "Hoe Down")
Thursday, September 16th:
  • New Delegate Orientation will be held from 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Friday, September 17th:
  • International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame Induction will take place on Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Admission is free with a cash bar. USMS inductees are Rich Burns and Lois Nochman.
  • Induction Ceremony from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Followed by the LMSC Social.
  • Thursday, September 16th; 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., LMSC Registrar Training, Qualities of a Successful Masters Coach, Open Water Safety.
  • Friday, September 17th; 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., How to Use the Internet & Social Media to Grow Your USMS Program, Understanding USMS Insurance, Learn - Manage - Serve - Communicate (aka "LMSC")
  • Saturday, September 18th; 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., How to Operate & Promote a USMS Pool Event, How to Develop a USMS Program at a YMCA, University, City/County Facility, or High School, How to Find and Recognize LMSC Volunteers.
More details on the Workshops, Workouts, Coaches Presentation (Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) and Sports Medicine Presentation (Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) will be included in the Convention Packet. 
Full Convention Schedule
Calendar BlueThe full convention schedule can be found on the USMS Convention Page.
Registration All-Stars
USMS ChartWe would like to recognize those LMSCs that have performed an outstanding job in registering their members this year.

Number of members today compared to their 2009 TOTAL membership:

North Dakota, 200% (40 today, 20 last year)
Allegheny, 148% (247 today, 167 last year)
Snake River, 143% (124 today, 87 last year)
Michigan, 118% (782 today, 663 last year)
Georgia, 115% (961 today, 839 last year)
South Carolina, 114% (506 today, 443 last year)
Minnesota, 110% (850 today, 770 last year)
Hawaii, 109% (545 today, 500 last year)
Oregon, 108% (990 today, 915 last year)
Ozark, 107% (410 today, 385 last year)

LMSCs with the highest % of online registrations:

Maryland, 99.6%
New Jersey, 95.7%
Gulf, 95.4%
Indiana, 95.2%
Colorado, 95.0%
Nebraska, 94.1%
Arizona, 93.1%
Border, 93.0%
Southeastern, 92.9%
Ozark, 92.8%
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