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November 3, 2019 - Concussion Protocol and C.A.T. Update

USA Swimming has just sent an email that the % of coaches, nationwide, who have completed the Concussion Protocol and C.A.T. courses is around 10% – Please get both of these done ASAP -They are mandatory by January 1st…C.A.T, will automatically drop into your data – but you need to email a copy of your Concussion Certificate to the MDSI office. A coach cannot be on the practice – or meet – deck if both are not complete by 1/1/2020.


October 20, 2019 - 2020 MDSI Swim Bag Tags

The 2020 Annual Swim Bag Tags from MDSI are starting to be mailed to all clubs, based on their current registration member information.

There are This is My Swim Bag  Maryland State Flag Tags for 8 & Unders and all age FLEX swimmers’ .

There are Yellow (MALE) and Pink (FEMALE) tags for 14 & U State Championship Qualifying Times meet – for all 9-14 year olds.

There are White tags showing the  Qualifying Times for the Senior Championship Meet for all 15 -18 year olds. (Men one side/Women one side)

If you need more tags as your membership ages up, transfers in, switches from FLEX to Year Round, or joins your club – please email the MD Swim office  with exactly which tags you need – and how many.

It will take about 2-3 weeks to complete the initial mailing.

October 20, 2019 - More Deck Pass Info/Swimmer Recon

Did you know????

If you have a swimmer at a meet who was not entered for one reason or another – you can prove their USA real time membership – by pulling up your Team Roster on your Club Portal – on the Head Coach’s Deck Pass – that roster is linked directly to SWIMS  –  is real time – and is accepted by USA Swimming as proof of an athlete’s current registration. You can show this to the Meet Referee and the Meet Director as proof – and the meet personnel may, at their discretion, add your swimmer who was somehow missed…

Per USA Swimming, no printouts or rosters of any other kind are acceptable – only the Deck Pass Roster.. This way you do not need to have the swimmer wait to get the ok from the MDSI office that the swimmer is registered and good to swim!

October 18, 2019 - DECK PASS APPS

Head Coaches: please physically verify that all of your assistant coaches have downloaded the Deck Pass App to their phones – that is their entry to the pool deck at swim meets.

Head Coaches: you should upgrade to Deck Pass Plus – it is now Free from USA Swimming!

October 9, 2019 - Concussion Protocol and C .A.T. due by December 31st!

Coaches and Officials: Concussion Protocol must be completed and forwarded to MDSI office, to be entered into your Deck Pass,  by December 31, 2019.

Coaches: C.A.T. (Coaches Advantage Tutorial) must be completed by December 31, 2019. Results automatically download into Deck Pass.

Links to both are on the website.