STREAMLINES for Volunteers
March/April 2012

Thank you for your continued service-USMS exists because of your efforts.

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USMS Award Nominations
USMS AwardUSMS presents a number of awards annually to members who have excelled in various areas. The details and recipients of each type of award may be found on our awards page. Send in your nominations today!

  • Speedo/U.S. Masters Swimming Coach Of The Year Award Due July 1
  • Dorothy Donnelly Service Award Due July 1   
  • Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award Due July 1 
  • June Krauser Communications Award Due July 1 
  • And more...  
2012 USAS Convention
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Save the date! The 2012 USAS Convention will be held September 12-16 at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro, N.C. Registration and hotel reservation information will be posted on the USAS website when available.

2011 LMSC Financial Statements and Tax Filings

Per USMS Rule 502.7, each LMSC is required to send a copy of their annual financial report to the USMS National Office by April 30, 2012. The report consists of two simple financial statements: an income/expense report, and a balance sheet. Instructions for preparing the reports can be found in the Treasurer section of the Guide to Operations.

The IRS also requires each LMSC to file an annual 990 tax return by May 15, 2012. They now allow any LMSC with gross receipts of $50,000 or less to file the 990-N form, which is done completely online. 

Please send your 2011 financial report to Anna Lea Matysek. She can also provide you with instructions and links for filing your LMSC's 990 tax form. 

2011 LMSC Annual Meeting Minutes
Taking notesPer USMS Rule 502.3, each LMSC is required to hold an annual meeting that is open to all individual members of the LMSC. Your LMSC is required to take minutes at that meeting and, per Rule 502.7, send a copy of those minutes to the USMS National Office by April 30 of the following year. Please send the minutes from your 2011 annual meeting to Anna Lea Matysek by April 30, 2012.
Important Breaststroke Rule Update
2012 Rule BookThe USMS Rules Committee asks that you read the following urgent notice of a change in the interpretation of Article 101.2.3 (Breaststroke). This notice can be found on the Rule Book page on, under the "Articles and Publications" tab, or at the following direct link.

Questions should be directed to Kathy Casey, Chair of the USMS Rules Committee.
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U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness and competition for adults through swimming. It does so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletter, STREAMLINES, and website,; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water and virtual events and competitions. More than 55,000 adults are registered members of USMS.
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