Counties 2022 Date Change - Saturday, August 6 !
The FCSL Board voted unanimously on Oct 25, 2021:
"next County Swim Championships ("Counties") will be on Saturday, August 6 2022"
This follows the report/recommendation from the Championship Dates sub-committee.
Key Dates: Divisional Swim Champs, Diving Champs, Water Polo Champs/Tournaments dates/locations will be posted when available.
ALL clubs: Check your scheduled 2022 dual meets and WP games.
Do you need to change any?
Coaches/Chairs: Contact opponents now, (before 2022!), if date changes are needed.
Chairs: notify all changes to FCSL BOARD (by email: email@example.com)
2021 Championship Results
Pdf files of results for Water Polo tournaments, Diving County Championships, Divisional Swim Championships and Swim “Counties” are posted in Past Results.
In addition the divisional and county swim results have been imported into Swimmingly for those teams that used it in the 2021 season.
Zipped CL/Hy3 files that can be imported into Other team manager programs are also posted.
Water Polo Minis, Counties 2022 Date?
At the August 6, 2021 FCSL League Meeting a vote was passed to change the name of the Midgets Water Polo age group to Minis .
A committee to study the date of Counties each year was established under the joint leadership of Terry Lowe (Rocky Point) and Pat Swift (CC Darien) to report back by Jan 1, 2022
Counties Over for Another Year
Thanks to everyone for their help at the Championships.
Please feel free to forward the links below to your participants:
Swim Results (updated 8/10/21) https://www.fcsl.info/CountiesResults2021.pdf
Press: General: https://bit.ly/37oSF6g Meghan Lynch: https://bit.ly/3lJaQfs
Livestream recording (watch for free or download a copy for a nominal fee): https://www.meridix.com/event/196802
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Results of County Swim Championships held at Roxbury S & T Club
Congratulations to Meghan Lynch, Bailiwick who broke two FCSL Records (Girls 17/under 100 Individual Medley and 100 Free) on her way to winning the high point Mark Newcombe Award.
Counties swim race streaming at Roxbury S&T Club.
Due to start about 8am or later.
Races due to start 8:30 am.
Meet Programs (mementos) for sale on Roxbury driveway $20
No parking at club, General parking at Westhill HS
Top 18 for Counties - Warmups
Psych list of Top 18 swimmers for Counties list pdf - click HERE
Note that this is not a seeded list. File is called CorrectedPsychSheet2021.pdf
Warm up for 13/Overs is 7:00-7:30 am
Warm up for 12 /unders is 7:30-8:00 am
Sprints for all ages is 8:00-8:20 am
Meet (races) starts at 8:30 AM
2nd Warmup will take place immediately after 17U girls 100IM. (likely after 10AM).
Water Polo Championships
Water Polo Results will be found under 'WP Playoffs' link (in yellow menu area)
Updated after games completed.
Includes All Tournament Teams.
Swim Divisional Championships Times & Scores
Combined Results = Top 30 for Counties scratching!
Families with swimmers in this list who will NOT be available for Counties should let their Swim Coach know ASAP as Counties Seed Mtg is Wed AM Aug 4.
Some Divisional Results are now available:
Division 1, including team scores
Division 2, including team scores
Division 3, including team scores
Division 4*, including team scores
Division 5, including team scores
Division 6, including team scores
* D4: Event #42 corrected
Divisionals video link
Video Available for Divisional meets #1, 2, 4
Video of some Divisional meets that are not allowing spectators (or reduced numbers) is available :
Click on the video screen labeled with the Division name you want to view.
NO payment to view on site, (but Advertising at beginning!)
Payment option refers to Download button, after 7 day free trial.
If insufficient bandwidth at host club, video may miss parts of meet, eg D4 stops after Backstroke.
The Home Stretch.....
We are in the home stretch for our 2021 FCSL season. Congrat's to all of our divers who participated in County Diving Championships this past week!
A few reminders for this week: (click to read the rest of this important info!)
Note: this info was emailed to the FCSL Board, Chairs & Coaches today. If you did not receive it, please check your Spam folder! (Especially any gmail users!)
Printed Counties Programs & more
Parents: ask your Swim Coach or Swim Chair if they will pick up a printed Counties Program for you at the August League Meeting. Pre-orders only, notify Renee.
Payment $20 due at Meeting by cash or check payable to FCSL
Above applies particularly for families without a Swim Counties participant. eg Diving-only & WP-only families. Coaches/Chairs you will have to deliver tho'!
Note: Counties Programs will be for sale, right after swimmer drop-off, as parents exit Roxbury.
NO PARKING so have $20 cash or check payable to FCSL ready.
Any Program questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NO SPECTATORS at Counties meet nor Division 2 meet, only volunteer workers, coaches & swimmers. Hoping this meet & D2 meet will be video streamed - details to follow.
Annual FCSL League Mtg - Friday, August 6th 2021
Annual League Meeting at Woodway Country Club,
Check-in 6:30 PM, Mtg starts 7:30 PM
Advance REGISTRATION required - check your INVITE for reg'n info, Swim Coach Proxy form, - Swim Chair Proxy form
NOTE: Only the "Swim Chair" and the "Swim Coach" can complete a Proxy form for non-attendance.(Per ByLaws) Please read proxy forms carefully.
Two attendees included in Club Dues.
Attendance by at least one Swim Coach and Swim Chair per club is REQUIRED. Additional attendees are $50 each. Please note: Woodway Dress Code
Diving County Championships 2021 Results
Girls 17/U 1M & 3M - - Boys 17/U 1M & 3M
Girls 14/U 1M & 3M - - Boys 14/U 1M & 3M
Girls 12/U 1M & 3M - - Boys 12/U 1M & 3M
Girls 10/U 1M - - Boys 10/U 1M
New Diving Record: Girls 10/Under 1 Meter was set by Alden Charette of Rocky Point Club
Division 1 change
One spectator per family will now be allowed at Division 1 meet at Greenwich Water Club.
Space is limited.
Mid July FCSL Update from FCSL President
Please read President's July Update to Clubs covering:
Respect referees, athlete/parent behaviour
Divisionals updates + important Entry info including Swimmingly & updated Hy-Tek or TU (with max event rules etc)
County Program Ads due dates/prices(Early Bird Flyer)
Open Board positions for 2022 season.
Finally please post scores on fcsl.info promptly .
Divisional Swim Entries Due July 27 by 8 PM
Send importable entry file (as zipped .sd3 or .cl2 file NOT .csv file) from Swimmingly, TU or Hy-Tek to email@example.com
Before submission, verify entry carefully against FCSL Swimming Rules, table on pg 18 thru pg 19
Relay-only swimmers (Div'n or Counties) must be in the entry file.
Note: Divisional ALTernates do not swim unless a scratch in same event for same team.
Code of Conduct Reminder
The FCSL Code of Conduct is to be announced before any FCSL competitive activity.(Rules Appendix XVIII)
Please note FCSL has zero tolerance for failures under this code (WP FAQ #4 & #19):
A. This includes any act the referee deems unsportsmanlike including, but not limited to, the following:
a) making insulting or derogatory remarks or gestures, or acts such as taunting or language or actions that are unsuitable to friendly competition involving young children;
b) trying to influence officials' decisions or flagrant and hostile exhibition of disgust with officialsï¿½ decisions
c) interfering with contestants or meet officials.
Graduating Srs - Program Ads due by Aug 3, 2021
Commemorative printed Counties Program is planned again for 2021.
Send in your club printable ad's! ASAP!
Clubs cannot wait until after Divisionals or your ad will only get in any addendum!
Don't forget to submit PDF ads celebrating your graduating Seniors to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 PM August 3
Early Bird discount if received by 10 PM July 29th - Early Bird Flyer with size & price details.
REMINDER - Plan your Swim Across America 2021
Details for SAA in letter from Deb Ehret, FCSL Past President/SAA Liaison
Check out the new 2021 Swim Across America Flyer (pdf)
REGISTER TODAY AND LEARN MORE AT: SWIMACROSSAMERICA.ORG/FCSL
Check out our new Swim Across America page (menu item in yellow box)
Weather Protocol, Partial Postponments
Please read the FCSL Weather Protocol - (Appendix XXVI)posted in Rules Downloads
If bad weather is expected, be pro-active, work with your opponents to adapt the starting times, reduce exhibition heats, etc.
If a dual meet starts but must be suspended by stormy weather, FCSL Rules apply - FCSL General Sports Rules, Pg 7, section L 3. - Postponements
If the same Referee cannot officiate the day the meet is to be completed, notify Rick Lewis ASAP
July FCSL Update from FCSL President
Please read President's July Update to Clubs covering:
Optional sheet for Backup Watch Times (Swimmingly)as listed in Info Downloads
Roster updates; Divisionals locations updates
Hot! weather; Swimmingly Help #;
Post scores on fcsl.info promptly please.
Recommended FCSL Referee Fees Changes 2021
FCSL Board Recommended Minimum Fees 2021 for FCSL Referees are :
Dive Referee at dual meets $90
Swim Referee at dual meets - $175 if no exhibition or unofficial heats in meet.
But $200 if exhibition/unofficial heats are run.
These fees were updated from those shown in posted Rules (pdf's in Rules Downloads) to cost of. extra heats known for Referee check can be written ahead (ie So Referee can be paid at meet.)
Fees for Water Polo Referees are listed in the WP Mtg Highlights document
IMPORTANT - Mercy Rule in Swimmingly
When using Swimmingly, make sure the Mercy Rule is set correctly - watch the very short video! to find out how.
Mercy Rule means max 2 swimmers per club may score in an event, next swimmer (if any) on other team gets 3rd place point. Neither team may score 3 places in an event.
Needs to be input a specific way and it is NOT preset unless you set it.
If you have a problem setting it up, make that third place swim (team also placing 1st & 2nd) Unofficial/Exhibition so points scored will be correct.
Waivers and Rosters
Completed Waivers must be received before participation by any swimmer, diver or player in any swim/dive dual meet ot water polo games.
Coaches for any team not using Swimmingly must also submit rosters without missing information before athletes participation. (Name, gender, date of birth, phone # and email address is minimum)
Information, Training, Videos for Swimmingly 2021
Best place for Information and Training for Swimmingly is at https://swimmingly.app/training
Read the Help Guide and watch relevant videos from June 5 Mtgs:
Scorekeeper and Timing System Recording from June 5 Mtg
Clubhouse recording from June 5 Mtg
UPDATEDTips and Reminders for In-Person Meet Success in 2021 updated 6/27 PLUS separate new Meet Totals page for use at Swimmingly meets (+ manual scoring)
Waivers to be signed by parents
Note: Parents of all athletes must sign our Fairfield County Swimming League Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 prior to participating in FCSL organized competitions, including dual meets or games.
Eligibility Petitions Approved 2021
Eligibility Petitions approved by FCSL Board vote for following employees' children:
INAR - S. Maldonado, NEWF - D. Pellow
WAV - M & C McGuinnes , WAV - L & B Maher
ROTP - B. Natlo, ROTP - K. Flores, ROCK - M. Secko-Thompson,
RYC - A. Larson, NCFC - J. & K. Somma, STAN - M. D'Ambrosio,
STAN - X. Wolfgruber, GCC - C. & C. Armstrong, GCC - T. Gruss
Register Divers & Water Polo Players in Swimmingly
Clubs using Swimmingly should register their Divers so they can be scored properly in FCSL dual meets in the system. Also for proper application of the "4 event rule"
All aquatics athletes registered in Swimmingly will initially be billed BUT any athletes who do NOT SWIM (eg just dive) will be credited back at the end of the season. This applies similarly for Water Polo only players who do not swim.
2021 Water Polo Meeting
Important Highlights of the Water Polo Meeting held June 15, 2021 for WP Coaches and WP Chairs, and FCSL WP Referees
WP Referees are assigned by Paul Ramaley, FCSL WP Coaches Rep, so make sure all game date/time changes are notified to email@example.com ASAP. Both clubs chairs must notify agreement to any change.
Cheer on Fairfield County Swimmers at Olympic Trials
The USA Olympic Swim Trials Wave II started Sunday, June 13th. Local Swimmers:
FCSL record holders swimmers Alex and Gretchen Walsh, who grew up swimming at Rocky Point Club, now swim for U of Virginia
7/16: CONGRATS to Alex, qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics by winning the 200IM !
[And Ridgefield swimmer Kieran Smith (while not an FCSL swimmer) has already made the USA Olympic team]
Swimmingly Parent Activation how-to video's
Swimmingly Parent Activation help for Club Admins (6 mins video)
Swimmingly Parent Activation help for Parent/Guardians (3 mins video)
Printing Timing Pads
In case a club needs to order/purchase printed manual timing pads:
Jon DeCrescenzo (Formerly of High Ridge Printing & Copy Center)
MINUTEMAN PRESS, 167 Main Street,Norwalk, CT 06851,tel (203)838-2795
2021 Kickoff League Meeting June 10
The evening dinner 2021 Kickoff League Meeting was in person at Country Club of Darien, June 10, 2021
Invite with check-in times/details.
Eligibility Petition process 2021
Swim Chairs : If your club employees' children are eligible for your club's swim/dive/water polo team participation as if members, please apply for FCSL Board approval before the first dual meet or game.
Swim Chairs should login thru the Club Login link well BEFORE their first FCSL meet. Choose the link Swimmer Eligibility Request on the Club Management page. Please fill in the form completely.
Update club contact info 2021 ASAP
Club Swim Chair or Swim Coach should use a club login with a password to access the club management page.
If your club contact info is out-of-date, your club won't get FCSL info emails.
(Email firstname.lastname@example.org if password mislaid.)
See also club website usage how-to Website Usage Guide as listed on Info Downloads page.
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.
Host clubs are needed for all championships.
Challenge completed after storm damage delays 2020
You can view Results in the Swimmingly app.
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.
FCSL Virtual Diving Relay Challenge 2020
Replaced our traditional Championship Diving events - 2020 Only
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 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.
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.