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December 22, 2019 - Links from USA Swimming to Take Concussion Protocol Training

CONCUSSION TRAINING PROTOCOL (CPT) – As you are aware, all non-athlete coach and official members must complete CPT by January 1, 2020.

Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

December 18, 2019 - College Decisions

College decisions are starting to be made – send your commitments (only) in to the MDSI office to post on the website – each year some teams never send theirs in and swimmers feel slighted at such a one time important time for them.

The submission must come from a coach.

December 7, 2019 - December 31, 2019 De-Certification of Coaches & Officials

December 31, 2019 – All Officials who have not completed Concussion Protocol Training will be de-certified. Copy of completion certificate must be sent to to be entered into Deck Pass

December 31, 2019 – All Coaches who have not completed Concussion Protocol Training and Coaches Advantage Training – will be de-certified. C.A.T. is an automatic download into Deck Pass – a copy of the Concussion Protocol certificate must be sent to to be entered into Deck Pass.

December 31, 2019 – All Non-athlete members who have not renewed their expiring APT will be decertified. Check your expiration date  – APT expires at the end of every year! Completion is an automatic download into Deck Pass.

December 1, 2019 - Athlete Team Reps Meeting Held

Check out the minutes to see how much of an Effective Force, the MD Swimming Team Reps are as a committee…Many clubs did not send their representatives – if your rep is not willing/able to be part of the effective force – please send a replacement name to All team reps need to be involved. Athlete Committee Meeting Minutes.

November 22, 2019 - Mentoring Credit Checks Being Mailed Out this Week

For each mentoring opportunity coaches took advantage of – they received a $25 credit as part of our MDSI Coach Education Programs. Checks for those credits are being mailed out to Head Coaches, to please distribute to their staff members. Participation was not pretty – 3.55% of all registered coaches! Clubs need to make sure their coaches are all aware of the educational opportunities and have them  take advantage of those that are  paid for by MDSI.

2019 Coach Mentoring Events

ASCA, ISCA, Retreat, Convention, D & I Roundtable
USA Leadership Summit , USA Women’s Coaches Summit
Spring Coaches Meeting, HOD Coaches Meeting
USA Mighty Mids Clinic , Eddie Reese Clinic & UT Austin
Eastern States,  USA Select Camp Clinic