GKAISA Update March 26

Head Coaches and Team Reps,

We wanted to reach out to you again during this uncertain and difficult time. As I don't have to remind anyone, COVID-19 has deeply impacted the lives of everyone across the globe in various ways, including all of us in the swimming community.

The GKAISA Board met via Zoom earlier this week to discuss the summer swim season. As previously stated, we will follow the guidance of our medical experts, our federal, state and local governments, and the best interest of our swimmers, coaches, and volunteers.

Our summer swim season is set to begin in approximately 8 weeks. We do not know what the future holds but will continue to monitor the situation. With that in mind, we are hopeful that all of our teams can begin practice and participation at the end of May. We will, however, continue to update you as we receive additional information.

As you also know, a great deal of work happens behind the scenes before the first splash of summer. Given our current situation, we are working on the following:

1. Updating our website with contact information and team information for our Leagues; and  

2. Developing a system so that Officials Clinics and the Coaches' Meeting, Coaches' Council Meeting, and Meet Director meetings can take place online, whether via webinar or by Zoom.   

Again, we are keeping you updated as we get additional information. We are hopeful that this time of quarantine and social distancing will be successful in eliminating concerns about COVID-19 and that we will be able to start our season as planned. If the situation is such that we cannot have a full season, we will look at options for a partial season. Our feeling is that some swimming is better than no swimming!  

Again, we will keep you updated. We are all in this together, and we appreciate your willingness to be nimble in times like these.

Stay safe and healthy,

Angelia Nystrom

GKAISA President

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