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2018 Coach Wanted

WANTED HEAD COACH for the 2018 season

​The Maryville-Alcoa Flying Dolphins are in search of a head coach for next year.

If you are interested please contact the Dolphin's president Mark Peiper at president@flyingdolphins.org

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General Membership Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder;  The Fall General Membership Meeting is scheduled for next Monday, September 25 at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

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General Membership Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder;  The Fall General Membership Meeting is scheduled for next Monday, September 25 at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

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Information RE Buy-out of Swim-Team.US and Its Effect on You

Dear Team Reps and Coaches:

As many of you already know, SwimTopia recently has acquired key assets of Swim-Team.US, which has provided the GKAISA website, many of our team websites, and supplied our meet management platform for the past three years. Rich Waldis, the owner of Swim-Team.US, has…

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Fall General Membership Meeting

The Fall General Membership Meeting is scheduled for September 25 at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center at 7:00 p.m.   If you have an item to be added to the Agenda, please email Terry Gardner with that information by September 11, 2017.

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Final Results for City Meet 2017

Results Sunday Finals

Team Scores

City Meet records updated

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2017 City Meet Finals Heat Sheet

Here is the heat sheet for the finals on Sunday.

finals heat sheet

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Saturday Results from the 2017 City Meet

saturday results

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Senior Photo

We have decided to have our senior photo on Sunday immediatly follow the conclusion of the freestyle relays.  If you have a senior swimmer (last year with GKAISA) that wants to be a part of the senior photo, please inform them to come to the diving well pool at the…

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Friday Results for 2017 City Meet

Friday results from the 2017 City Meet.

friday results

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GKAISA Radio 87.9 FM

The GKAISA radio station will be 87.9 FM.  

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GKAISA Twitter Account and other social media

Good evening all!  We are getting excited for a great weekend of swimming.  We would like to announce that our official twitter page for city meet will be GKAISACITYMEET.  Please follow this account for up to date events and other important announcements.  We will not be using any other social…

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City Meet Parking and Team Tent Map

Parking is free and located at the Metron/Kingston Building next to Tyson Park (2309 Kingston Pike.)  It is approximately one mile from the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.  Shuttle buses will be provided from 7:00 a.m. until the end of the meet between parking and the pool.   The swimmer and their family

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Daily Schedule and Warm-up Assignments

Please see attached Daily Schedule and Warm-up Assignments

Documents

Daily Schedule and Warm-up assignments 2017
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2017 City Meet Psych Sheet

2017 City Meet psych sheet

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Last call for banners and posters!

Businesses and teams wishing to display their banners in Allan Jones during City Meet should contact Kelley Perkins at khperkins@yahoo.com for more information.  Banners and posters should be dropped off at Allan Jones between 2 and 4 on Thursday afternoon.  Team reps, please forward this to your membership.  Thank you…

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2017 City Met Team Worker Assignments

Attached are the Team Worker Assignments for City Meet 2017.  Please make sure your team assignments are covered.

Documents

2017TeamWorkersassignments
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Meet Entry Update

It has come to my attention that it will be later tonight before the meet entry file is ready to be sent back to you.  If you have not received the file by tomorrow, please contact Annabel Henley or Terry Gardner.

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Meet entries update

It has come to my attention that it will be later tonight before the meet entry file is ready to be sent back to you.  If you have not received the file by tomorrow, please contact Annabel Henley or Terry Gardner.

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City Meet Entries

Please see that your head coach receives this e-mail.

Coaches,

I am looking forward to serving you all this year as we approach another GKAISA City Meet!  As I have done in year's past, I want to make a STRONG plea to you to send out…

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City Meet Entries

Coaches,

I am looking forward to serving you all this year as we approach another GKAISA City Meet!  As I have done in year's past, I want to make a STRONG plea to you to send out the PDF re-cap of your entries to ALL of your parents…

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Team Tent Sizes from City Meet 2016

Attached is a spread sheet showing the tent sizes used by all teams last year at the 2016 City Meet.  Please review and assess what size tent you need this year and communicate that to Harry Whiteside.

 

Documents

Team Tent sizes City Meet 2016
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GKAISA Service Award Reminder

Tom Schumann and Bill Lauer Service Awards

2017 GKAISA SCHOLARSHIP Information is now available.  Only one girl and one boy from a team may be nominated.  The nomination must be signed by the head coach.  The applications are due via email submission by 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19,

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Top Qualifier Music for 15-18 age group for City Meet 2017

This year we will again be asking each top qualifier from the 15-18 age group to choose “walk out” music for finals on Sunday. This music will be played over the indoor speaker system after the consolation heat has been swum and before the finalists are introduced. 

Please

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National Anthem Auditions for GKAISA Championship Meet

 If anyone on your team is interested in auditioning to sing the National Anthem at this year’s City Meet, please have him or her call Harry Whiteside at the number listed below or contact him by email. These auditions may be carried out in person, over the phone, or by video audition

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Important Dates for City

Just a reminder that the 2017 City Meet is in two weeks and there are some important dates coming up.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 @ 6:00 PM: Entry meeting at Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM: All entries must be…

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2017 City Meet Tent Sizes

As a reminder, you are responsible for contacting a tent rental company, placing the order and paying for your team tent.

If your team’s tent size is going to be different (either larger or smaller) from last year’s, you MUST let Harry Whiteside know by Tuesday night (July…

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City Meet Update- Time to submit ads for city!

New for 2017!  Scholarship Sponsorship Opportunities:

As you may or may not know, the costs to run the GKAISA City Meet continue to rise. GKAISA is able to cover those costs through team dues, City Meet entry fees, heat

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SMI Request

The following jobs are needed for this Saturday and Sunday at SMI. 

Please review and let MAFD know if you can help out either day.

Saturday

4 Deck Referees (Chief Judge)

1 Stroke and Turn

1 Head Timer

 

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City Meet Update

The 2017 City Meet Invitation and Meet Entry Form is now posted on the GKAISA website.

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City Meet Update

The 2017 City Meet Invitation and Meet Entry Form is now posted on the GKAISA website.

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SMI News

The 44th ANNUAL  SMOKY MOUNTAIN INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET will be held July 15 & 16, 2017.

The official website link with all the needed information is: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=recgkmafdtn

As with all swim meets, it takes volunteers to make it work.  

There will be a link on the SMI website…

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SMI News

The 44th ANNUAL  SMOKY MOUNTAIN INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET will be held July 15 & 16, 2017.

The official website link with all the needed information is: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=recgkmafdtn

As with all swim meets, it takes volunteers to make it work.  

There will be a link on the SMI website…

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2017 GKAISA Scholarship Information

2017 GKAISA SCHOLARSHIP (Tom Schumann and Bill Lauer Service Awards)  Information is now available.  Only one girl and one boy from a team may be nominated.  The nomination must be signed by the head coach.  The applications are due via email submission by 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to…

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SMI Update

SMI Update

Coaches and Team Reps,

Please remember that Summary Sheets, Tent Rental Forms and Payments are due for the Smoky Mountain Invitational by July 5th. All forms will be available by Thursday June 22 on the Dolphins website. Also, please see the following entry requirement.  If you

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SMI Update

SMI Update

Coaches and Team Reps,

Please remember that Summary Sheets, Tent Rental Forms and Payments are due for the Smoky Mountain Invitational by July 5th. All forms will be available by Thursday June 22 on the Dolphins website. Also, please see the following entry requirement.  If you

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Certified Coaches List

A list of coaches names that have completed all the required training and are considered certified by GKAISA is now posted on the website under the "training" heading and "coaches training" dropdown.

If a coaches name is not on this list it is because we have not received…

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Certified Coaches List

A list of coaches names that have completed all the required training and are considered certified by GKAISA is now posted on the website under the "training" heading and "coaches training" dropdown.

If a coaches name is not on this list it is because we have not received…

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Coaching Rosters

GKAISA needs a list of your coaches.

Please send a list with the names and contact information for your head coach and each of your assistant coaches to Angelia Nystrom at angelia.nystrom@yahoo.com.

Also as a reminder, all coach's training certifications are due to Angelia by this…

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SMI Entry Requirement Update

MAFD has decided to keep the Smoky Mountain Invitational swim meet entry requirements the same as it has always been.

Swimmers who have competed in a sanctioned USA swim meet since August 1 of the previous year is NOT eligible to compete in SMI.

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Redwoods Training

The GKAISA website has been updated with the new Redwoods link.

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ACAC Spring Conditioning

ACAC Spring Conditioning Program 

ACAC is offering an 8-wk preseason conditioning program beginning April 3rd.

Click on Link for more details:  

 

Documents

Spring Conditioning2017
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Waivers

Waivers for the Parent-Athlete for Concussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest have been added to the online registration process for all teams.  If you have this already added for your team, you should delete your team waivers for this as it will be redundant.  Adding this to your registration process…

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2017 City Meet

The dates for the 2017 City Meet have been finalized.

City Meet will be on July 28 - 30, 2017.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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Bullying and Hazing

1) Below is a link to the University Swim Club's Hazing/Bullying Agreement for Team Parents to sign as a requirement of their swimmer(s) being a part of the University Swim Club.  This is provided for other teams in the event they want to draft a similar document.

USC

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2016 Fall General Membership Meeting Minutes

Attached are the Minutes from the 2016 Fall General Membership Meeting.  They will also be posted on the website under the Association tab.

 

Documents

GKAISA Fall Membership Meeting Minutes 2016
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Fall General Membership Meeting Agenda

Greetings All,

Attached is the Agenda for the Fall General Membership Meeting at 7:00 PM on September 20, 2016, at Arnstein Jewish Community Center in the Orwitz Room.  The address is 6800 Dean Hill Drive, Knoxville.

Documents

9-20-2016GKAISA General Membership Meeting
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Fall General Membership Meeting Agenda Items

The Fall General Membership Meeting is September 20 at Arnstein Jewish Community Center at 7:00 p.m.   If you have an item for the Agenda, please email MGDeLozier with that by September 1, 2016.

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FALL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & missing awards

The Fall General Membership Meeting for Team Reps is Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center in the Orwitz Room.  AJCC is located at 6800 Dean Hill Drive in West Knoxville.  Please bring your team checkbooks in order to settle any outstanding bills.

If your…

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Records and pdf meet results with relay splits

Attached are the Meet Records after the 2016 Championship Meet and the .pdf Meet Results that includes relay splits. 

Documents

records updated after 2016
complete 2016 results with splits
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Meet Results Files (Hy-tek)

Attached are the Meet Results Files from the 2016 GKAISA Championship Meet.

 

 

Documents

Meet Results-GKAISA 2016 Championship Swim Meet-29Jul2016-001
Meet Results-GKAISA 2016 Championship Swim Meet-29Jul2016-001
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Thank You to all our volunteers!

On behalf of the GKAISA Board, thank you to all who worked the GKAISA Championship Meet.  It takes about one thousand volunteers to make the meet run smoothly.  Without all teams doing their part--and sometimes more than that--this meet would not happen.  Knoxville is blessed to have a deep and supportive swimming…

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FINALS RESULTS

ATTACHED ARE THE RESULTS AND TEAM SCORES.

Documents

gkaisa2016 city meet scores
gkaisa2016 sunday finals results(1)
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Saturday Prelim Results & Sunday Timeline

Attached are Saturday's Preliminary Results for boys and for girls.

Also attached is the timeline for Sunday's Finals.

 

Documents

gkaisa2016 sunday finals timeline
gkaisa2016 boys saturday prelims results
gkaisa2016 girls saturday prelims results(1)
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City Meet Information Update

We will be doing a senior group picture after the scholarship awards are announced on Sunday (around noon).  All seniors who are graduating from GKAISA this year are invited to be in the picture.  Be at the pool in swim suits ready to get in the diving well.

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Friday Prelim Results

Please see the attached results from yesterday.  They are separated as boys results and girls results.

Documents

gkaisa2016 girls friday prelim results
gkaisa2016 boys friday prelim results
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Annabel Update-Sunday Morning

As many of you know our Meet Manager, Annabel Henley, was injured in a bike wreck Friday night.  Originally her doctors believed she had broken her pelvis.  Now they believe she fractured it as well as fracturing her collarbone.  They are taking a wait and see position on the surgery. …

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Parking Update for Saturday

The report I am getting about the shuttle busses from the parking lot to the pool is that there is about a 20-minute delay.    On Saturday it will expedite this process if drivers can drop their passengers at the drop-off zones at SAC and AJIAC.  Since Saturday is little kid…

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2016 National Anthem Audition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year's National Anthem Auditions:

Friday - Callie Jo Farr (Fox Den)

Saturday - Miles Kredich (University Swim Club Smokin' Salmon)

Sunday - Rachel Sheffer (Tellico Village)

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Radio Channel is 87.8 FM

RADIO CHANNEL is 87.8 FM.  That is how events will be called.

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2 workers needed

A team is unable to fulfill two worker positions.  We need a Runner for Friday and a Clerk of Course worker for Saturday.  If you can help and fill these spots, please email Mollie DeLozier at MGDeLozier@aol.com.

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2 workers needed

A team is unable to fulfill their worker assignments.  I need 2 teams to step up and cover the positions.  One is a Runner for Friday and the other is a Clerk of Course Worker for Saturday.

Please email Mollie DeLozier at MGDeLozier@aol.com if you can help.

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ATTENTION COACHES

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Timelines

Please see attached.

Documents

11 and over girls session report-2016
11 and over boys session report-2016
10 and under girls session report-2016
10 and under boys session report- 2016
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Tent info and map

Please review the attached tent map and info.

Documents

tent map 2016
new tent locations announcement 2016
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PARKING -- Kingston Pike Building

Parking will be at the KINGSTON PIKE BUILDING (also known as the Metron/Kingston Building).  The address is 2309 Kingston Pike.  The entrance is on the left just before the railroad track at the entrance to the UT campus and  just past the entrance to Tyson Park.  There is a…

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Psych Sheet and other info

Attached are the Psych Sheet and the Warm-up Assignments.

Tent information will be posted soon.  If your tent was along UT Drive last year, your tent will be moved to the area around SAC.  If your tent was NOT along UT Drive, your team will have the…

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REVISED WORKER ASSIGNMENTS #2

The wrong date for the City Meet was at the top of the revision that was sent out.  The info inside is correct, though last year's date is at the top.  This one has the same info and the date is corrected.  Sorry for the confusion.

 

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REVISED WORKER ASSIGNMENTS

There is a mistake on the Worker Assignments regarding days assigned for Relay Jump Judges.  The corrections are highlighted in yellow.  Please take note of them and make sure your team's positions are covered.

Documents

2016 Team Worker Assignments revised
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REVISED WORKER ASSIGNMENTS

There is mistake on the days assigned for the jump judges.  The changes are highlighted in yellow.  Please take note of them and make sure you have your positions covered.

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IMPORTANT MEET ENTRY INFORMATION

Make sure when you send changes to your entries that you include ALL your entries each time.  When I receive a new file, I delete ALL of your old entries and import the new file.  If you send me only one session then that is the only session that will be…

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Team Worker Info resend

This info is being resent as there was a problem with one of the files.

Please see the attached files for Team Worker Assignments and Job Descriptions.
 

Documents

2016 GKAISA Worker Description
2016 Team Worker Assignments
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IMPORTANT MEET ENTRY INFORMATION

All corrections are due Monday no later than 10 pm.  If you can send them earlier that would be most appreciated. If you are not sending any corrections please send me an email noting that so I will not be waiting for your file.  When you send corrections, send a…

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Traffic Route for City Meet

Safety for athletes and spectators at the City Meet is our primary concern.  We are working with and following the directions of the UT police with regards to traffic flow and drop-off zones.  UT police are very experienced with dealing with large crowds of pedestrians and traffic converging in the…

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Traffic Route for the City Meet

Safety for athletes and spectators at the City Meet is our primary concern.  We are working with and following the directions of the UT police with regards to traffic flow and drop-off zones.  UT police are very experienced with dealing with large crowds of pedestrians and traffic converging in the…

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City Meet Entry file conversion from meters to yards

The following files will convert meters to yards if you have meter times and need help with this.  These files are from Annabel Henley, who is taking entries for the meet at:  gkaisaentries@gmail.com.  

Meet Events file #1  -GKAISA 2016 Championship
Meet Events-file #2  GKAISA 2016 Championship

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Final Call for Heat Sheet ADS

Please submit any City Meet Heat Sheet Ads by tomorrow.  Thank you,

Kelley Perkins

khperkins@yahoo.com

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Coach Limits & Entry Change Deadline

This year the GKAISA Board made a decision to place limits on the number of coaches allowed on deck in order to minimize deck congestion.  Because of confusion surrounding the directive and implementation of it, we are suspending the directive for the 2016 season.  The issue will be addressed post-season…

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Last Call for GKAISA Scholarship Nominations

Last Call for GKAISA scholarship nominations.  They are due at 7:00 p.m. today, July 20, 2016.  Send completed forms to:  MGDeLozier@aol.com.

Tent information will be sent out next week.  Teams who had teams on UT Drive will be moved to another location at SAC.  We will have that…

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City Meet Entry Files & Info

Greetings All,

Attached are the Meet Information/Meet Registration form and the Meet Entry files for the 2016 GKAISA Championship Meet.

The t-shirt order form is posted on the website under the City Meet 2016 tab. 

Please note due dates for the Meet Entry registration…

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THANK YOU TO THESE SUMMER TEAMS!


Thank you to these summer teams for supporting GKAISA and our scholarships by placing an ad in the heat sheets for City Meet!

Village Green   Gulfwood     Gulfpark     Penninsula Club    Emerald Youth Foundation

 

It is not too late to send

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GKAISA City Meet Invitation

Greetings All,

Attached are the GKAISA City Meet Invitation and GKAISA Scholarship Information.  Parking information is also detailed below.  It is different from past years.

The Scholarship Process is different from previous years.  PLEASE SUBMIT the nomination form signed by the head coach. Forms should be…

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Please note date change- did u send it out? We need ads.

 

Teams,

 

The City Meet is fast approaching! As you know, the costs to run City Meet have increased every year. Your GKAISA Board is mindful of the costs of summer swim to your families and your teams, and we work diligently to…

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tent info for City Meet

Hi All,

Attached is a list of tent sizes used by each team last year for the City Meet.  If any team has a change to their tent size, please contact Harry Whiteside as soon as possible:  865-936-5454 or hwwhiteside@pstcc.edu.    

 

 
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City Meet Parking--need your feedback

Hi All,

We are working on parking details for City Meet.  If you will remember in the beginning of the summer, we mentioned that parking would be different this year because of all of the construction at UT.  We will NOT be allowed to…

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Physician at City Meet

At this year's City Meet, GKAISA would like to identify a few physicians who will be at the meet and could be available if needed.  If you have a mom or dad doc as a team parent who be willing to be available on the day their child is swimming…

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Eligible coaches for City Meet deck access

Attached is the list of coaches who have submitted all certifications needed for deck access for the City Meet

Team coaches 2016 Final List

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City Meet T-shirt Order

Attached is the t-shirt order form for the City Meet.  Please promote sale of them with your team.  T-shirt sales are one of our best ways of keeping entry fees low.  This year's t-shirt reflects the 2016 Olympics in Rio with the graphic design and font.  Swimmers' names will be…

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Certificate of Liability

A Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) is required by June 15 or before your first meet--which ever comes first.  Many teams have not sent theirs in.  Please check the attached list.  If your team is not in compliance, please send your COI to Terry Gardner at terrygardner12@gmail.com ASAP.

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Team Coaches

Greetings All,

Please review the attached list of coaches who are credentialed and registered.  Names in black have met the requirements.  Names in blue have met the requirements after June 1.  Names in red are registered, but no (or incomplete) proof for coaches training for Concussion Awareness, Sudden…

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MAFD Officials Clinic Changed to John Sevier Pool June 2

The Officials Clinic hosted by the Maryville-Alcoa Flying Dolphins on June 2 has been changed to the John Sevier Pool  Time of clinic is the same at 6:30 p.m. 

 

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Sugarwood has used blocks for a team who needs them

The Sugarwood Sting Rays swim team has been fortunate to install new starting blocks during the offseason.   In doing so SWSR has portable starting blocks (attached) that might be of use for another GKAISA swim team.  There are 6 starting blocks that look like the attached photos.   If your team…

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Online Meet Management Training

Online Meet Management Training Session Video from May 31,2016:

https://fccdl.in/R2Z3HfhV1

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Important pre-season info

Team Reps,

Email:   Please make sure your head coach is set up to receive all GKAISA emails--some aren't.  Go to the GKAISA.swim-league.us website.  Go to the 'Teams/Leagues' tab and click on 'Team Contacts'.  Go to your team and click on the 'Team Rep' icon (phone & envelope). …

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Gulf Park Triathlon

Gulf Park Recreation is hosting a triathlon.  For info, click on link:  Gulf Park Triathlon_2016

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Pool Depth Form

Due to a new rule (11.11.1 of the General Rules), every pool that hosts a meet this summer is required to complete and submit the attached Pool Depth form by June 1.   Pool depths for each pool will be posted on the website.  Please read and make sure you…

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Upcoming meeting

This is a reminder to teams that:

The Mandatory Meet Directors' Meeting is Saturday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. at UT's Student Aquatic Center.  A clinic for Meet Referees, Stroke & Turn Judges, and Starters will also be held at that time and location.
 

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Team registration tips.

Greetings,

Whittington Creek just had a very successful team registration using Swim-team.us.  Their experience as described by Robin Barre' is shared in the event it may be helpful to your team.

"WCST had our Registration Day at the clubhouse yesterday from 3-5pm. And for the first

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Triathlon

GKAISA has been contacted and made aware that Triathlon is an emerging NCAA sport.  Some schools in Tennessee are starting teams and offering scholarships.  While GKAISA can not serve as a recruiting arm for any particular school, we can make you aware that there are new opportunities.  For information about…

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Coaches Council

There will be a meeting of the newly formed Coaches Council on April 28.  The council consists of a coach representative from each league.  The purpose of the council is to give coaches a platform to discuss coaching issues with GKAISA board members.  To find out who the coach representative…

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ACAC Spring Conditioning

ACAC Spring Conditioning Program

ACAC is offering an 8-wk preseason conditioning program beginning March 28.

Click on Link for more details:  Spring Conditioning-ACAC

 

 

Documents

Spring Conditioning-ACAC
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GKAISA Pics & Posts

We have a new facebook page;  GKAISA Pics & Posts.  The link is also on the website.  You must be a member to see the timeline or to post.  Please let your team know.  Ask to added and then add to the page.  This is for swimmers, parents, coaches, and…

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Coaches Training Requirements

ALL coaches are required to complete all training by June 1.  For more info, please check out the Training tab on the website.

There is a 7-day grace period for training.  A $25 late fee will be charged to each team for each coach and each…

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Required Parent-Athlete Concussion Awareness Form

Each parent and athlete are required to read and sign the Parent-Athlete Concussion Awareness document found under Documents.  It should be turned into the team and kept by the team for three years.

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