Meet Scheduling Meeting THIS TUESDAY!

Team Reps and Coaches,

Thank you for sending updates to our contact lists. Again, I have attached (1) a League Listing, (2) League Contact Information, (3) Board Contact Information, and (4) the Waiver Form for swimmers who do not meet the age requirement. PLEASE LOOK AT THIS INFORMATION AND BE SURE IT IS CORRECT BEFORE IT GOES ON THE WEBSITE. Our goal is to get this posted after the Scheduling Meeting.  

I also wanted to remind you of important dates:

IMPORTANT DATES

Meet Scheduling Meeting- April 9, 2019, 6:00 P.M. @ AJCC

Meet Director’s Meeting- May 11, 2019, 9:00 A.M. @ UT SAC

Coaches’ Meeting- May 14, 2019, 6:00 P.M @ AJCC

Coaches’ Certifications Due- June 1, 2019

Certificates of Insurance Due- June 15, 2019

Smoky Mountain Invitational (SMI)- July 13-14, 2019 @ Springbrook Park in Alcoa

GKAISA City Meet Championships- July 25-27, 2019 @ Allan Jones Aquatic Center (UT)

Fall General Membership Meeting – October 22, 2019, 7:00 P.M. @ AJCC

IMPORTANT RULE CHANGE

At our Spring General Membership Meeting, the Membership voted to permit swimmers older than 18 to swim in the 15-18 age group under limited circumstances and with GKAISA Board Approval.

The new rule states:

Any person past the age of 18 (as of midnight, May 31) who has either graduated high school within the current year or who, because of disability, remains enrolled in high school past the age of 18 as approved by the State of Tennessee, may petition for a waiver to be allowed to participate in the 15-18 age division. Approval of the petition will be granted at the discretion of the Board.

A copy of the Petition for Waiver is attached. Please note that it must be submitted to the GKAISA Board at least FIVE DAYS PRIOR to the swimmer’s expected participation in a meet.

… AND FINALLY…

As summer approaches, remind your coaches that they are required to complete three trainings and sign two documents in order to be on deck. To avoid getting on Breckenridge Morgan’s “Naughty List,” be sure that they all complete either Redwoods or Safesport (Athlete Protection/ Child Sexual Abuse Prevention), Concussion Awareness (and sign the State-mandated form), and Sudden Cardiac Death Awareness (and sign the State-mandated form) on or before June 1. The trainings and forms can be found on the GKAISA website. Certifications can be emailed to Breckenridge at Breckenridge@GSMAssoc.org

Happy Swimming!

Angelia Nystrom

GKAISA President

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