2021 Water Polo Meeting
Important Highlights of the Water Polo Meeting June 15, 2021 for WP Coaches and WP Chairs, and FCSL Referees
Cheer on Fairfield County Swimmers at Olympic Trials
The USA Olympic Swim Trials Wave II started this past Sunday, June 13th. Follow our 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]
Eligibility Petitions Approved 2021
Eligibility Petitions approved by FCSL Board vote for following employees' children:
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
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)
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
Tips and Reminders for In-Person Meet Success in 2021 upd 6/15
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If your club contact info is out-of-date, your club won't get FCSL info emails.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.
Annual Meeting delayed to Friday August 15, same time.
Graduating Srs - Ads due by Aug 3, 2021
Counties Program is planned to be back for 2021.
Send in your club ad's!
Don't forget to submit PDF ads celebrating your graduating Seniors to email@example.com by 8/3.
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
Swim Across America 2020
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
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.