FCSL hopes that the 2021 summer season will return to normal but all is dependent on club, town, state and national guidelines. FCSL will remain flexible and adapt as necessary.
As of now we are currently aiming for all 2021 FCSL Championships in whatever format may be necessary to conclude on or before August 7, 2021.
Challenge completed after storm damage delays
You can view Results in the Swimmingly app.
FCSL's Annual Meeting was Friday August 15, 2020.
Challenge, results delayed by storm
Diving Judging delayed as several Referees/Sr coaches have no power.
Some clubs pool inundated during storm so if still trying to complete the Swim Challenge you have until EOD Wednesday, Aug 12th.
Results will be posted when available.
Annual Meeting delayed to Friday August 15, same time.
FCSL Virtual Diving Relay Challenge Reminders
Video's accepted thru end of day on Monday, August 3rd.
Link to submit your video
Please rename your uploaded video "Your Club Name_Team 1 or 2."
Next email firstname.lastname@example.org as described in Reminders pdf doc
Check out How To pdf to walk you through the steps to make the video.
Any issues recording/uploading? please contact Dylan Korn at 914-262-2518.
Annual August League Meeting DELAYED to. Fri Aug 1.
In lieu of our traditional August FCSL Annual Dinner held the Friday before Counties, there will be a Zoom Virtual Cocktail Hour for our Annual Meeting on Friday, 8/7 from 5:30-6:30 PM.
We need a quorum present at the Annual Meeting so please make every effort to attend.
Meeting Invite with a link to Register and Annual Meeting Agenda
If can't attend, please send a Proxy with required completed form:
Swim Chair Proxy form........Swim Coach Proxy form (Also posted on fcsl.info in 'Info Downloads')
Graduating Srs - Ads due by Aug 3
Don't forget to submit PDF ads celebrating your graduating Seniors to Janet Gill-Gentry at email@example.com by 8/3.
These "ads" are free and will be showcased in our digital Challenge results program.
Mark non-participating swimmers by Aug 1 or be charged
Mark any swimmers who did NOT participate in virtual meets (inc Time Trials) powered by Swimmingly as Inactive.
IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS BEFORE 8/1 YOUR CLUB WILL BE CHARGED $3.95 PER SWIMMER BY SWIMMINGLY EVEN IF THEY DID NOT PARTICIPATE!
It is the clubs responsibility to make this update.
To inactivate a swimmer: log into the Clubhouse, go to "Manage roster" then click the pause button to the right of the listed swimmer.
Questions: please reach out to the Swimmingly reps.
FCSL Virtual Diving Relay Challenge 2020
Something fun for the end of the FCSL season, to replace our traditional Championship Diving events.
See attached pdf file for the details.
All coaches who RSVP will receive a link to upload club participating dive video.
Questions re: video, please contact (call or text):
Adam Vance 267-640-1284 or Dylan Korn 914-262-2518
FCSL 2020 Virtual Swim Challenge
FCSL 2020 Virtual Swim Challenge details in pdf link
Senior "Ads" to honor FCSL graduating seniors should be sent to Janet Gill-Gentry: firstname.lastname@example.org (address change)
Swim Across America
Details for SAA in letter from Deb Ehret, FCSL Past President:
Option 1: Host an event (socially distanced of course) at your pool during practice ......
Option 2: Let your membership know about the SAA Personal Challenge and encourage .......
Check out the SAA pdf flyer for the SAAFC Personal Challenge
REGISTER TODAY AND LEARN MORE AT: SWIMACROSSAMERICA.ORG/FC
One-page Tips for using Swimmingly at FCSL virtual meet.
Make sure your iPhone (for Starter, Timers, or S&T) is using iOS 12 or 13.
NOT compatible with iOS 11 or earlier.
Brand name ANDROID devices must use Lollipop (5.1.1) or higher (for Timers)
More info in device-compatibility.pdf
Reopen-CT phase 2 Rules & Certification - updated
For the Re-Open CT phase 2 Sector Rules & Certification document - click here!
Includes updated swim lessons rules.
Remember-All businesses subject to the Phase 1 and Phase 2 reopening rules are required to self-certify prior to opening.(Takes 30 secs!)
Eligibility Petitions Approved
Eligibility Petitions approved for following employees' children:
Lilly Adams (ASP), Devin Pellow (NEWF), Mia Secco-Thompson,(ROCK), Ainsleigh Brezac Barone (NCFC), Kris Flores (ROTP), Jake & Kendall Somma (NCFC), Anneliese & Charlotte Ashley (RYC), Lily & Bevin Maher (WAV)
FCSL Swimsuit Rule amended - See Appendix XXIV
Starting summer 2020 tech suits are not allowed in FCSL competition.
FCSL will apply the prohibition to ALL AGES not just 12 & Unders as in USA Swimming: DQ!!
A "Tech Suit" is defined as a suit that has bonded seams, kinetic tape, or meshed seams.
Full explanation is in Appendix XXIV, now posted in Downloads.
Eligibility Petition Process:
Swim Chairs should login thru the Club Management login link before their first FCSL meet.
Choose the link Swimmer Eligibility Request on the Club Management page
Fill in the form completely. The Board will report back once the Board has voted.
Going Swimmingly.... Part 1 - 6 PM
IMPORTANT Clubhouse: Training Jun 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Swimmingly team walk through of the Swimmingly "Clubhouse" cloud-based software.
Missed Zoom Meeting? contact FCSL President.
Also check out:
Swimmingly Training link and
Virtual Swim Meet using Swimmingly
Swimmingly reduces points of contact and reduces number of meet volunteers needed. Timers can use own smart phones for timing.(Lanyards supplied)
Going Swimmingly.... Part 2 - 7 PM
IMPORTANT Training: Swimmingly App Wed, Jun 24, 2020 7:00 PM
The Swimmingly team walk through to use the Swimming Apps for meets:
Timer, Starter, Stroke and Turn and Scorekeeper.
Swim Lessons - Now Allowed!
Approval just received from the State of CT!
The documents will be updated next week but this can start ASAP (per CT)
SWIM LESSONS. Allowed.
Lessons that require physical contact between the instructor and student will be allowed during Phase 2. During these lessons, the instructor is encouraged to wear a waterproof mask and minimize face-to-face contact with Child.
Special thanks to Stephen Meskers, State Representative Greenwich, for all his help in getting our athletes back in the pool.
POOLS CAN OPEN JUNE 17th!
MANDATORY - Swim Coaches who plan on self-officiating their virtual dual meets are required to complete Referee Training on Monday, 6/22 at 8 PM.
All new prospective Referees and previous FCSL Referees must also attend the virtual meeting (Zoom). Any assignments will be thru' Rick Lewis
PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE 8 PM on SUNDAY, 6/21.
Register for the Zoom Mtg here:REGISTER HERE!
After registering, you will receive a Confirmation Email containing information about joining the meeting.
Email any questions or specific requests to Rick Lewis at email@example.com prior to this meeting.
Virtual FCSL Town Hall Meeting 7 PM June 8
Please Read the FCSL President's June Update & info on Town Hall Meeting (and previous email following FCSL Board Meeting April 14.)
Virtual FCSL Town Hall meeting was scheduled Monday, June 8 at 7 PM to gather any input or concerns and answer questions on Reopen CT Phase 2 Protocols document.
"Town Hall" Meeting info on Outdoor Pool Facilities and our Youth Aquatics offerings!
2020 Summer Season
Key Dates posted for 2020 - please consider all dates, locations and times VERY tentative and subject to change.
CT recommends that all FCSL Swim dual meets are to be virtual meets with each team at it's own pool. Please liaise with your opponents' Swim Chair and Swim Coach.
FCSL Water Polo dual games are not currently allowed under State Covid pandemic requirements.
To avoid confusion...
... regarding what happens in FCSL relay races when a swimmer jumps in the pool before all racers are finished:
FCSL Rules are different from HS (CIAC) or college (NCAA) rules, and follow USA Swimming Rules plus specific FCSL Swimming Rules.
The DQ/penalty is imposed on the swimmer who jumps in, not on the relay-team.
Exception: if the swimmer who jumps in at the wrong time is one of the four swimmers in a relay-team in the race then that relay-team is DQ (disqualified).
See also FAQ's for further info.