Coaches Message Board

Check here first for:  Meet Updates, Upcoming Clinics, Newsletters from your Coaches Rep..etc. Want something posted –  just email office@mdswim.org

December 22, 2019 - Deck Pass Information from USA Swimming

For mobile devices, Deck Pass Plus replaced the old Deck Pass app. This is available for Apple (iPhone App Store) and for Android (Google Play Store). Member status information can also be viewed on our website (www.usaswimming.org) under the “My Deck Pass” link after logging in. The website version of Deck Pass can be viewed in any browser on a mobile device (phone, iPad, Kindle, etc.) or on a laptop or desktop. Deck Pass Plus and the USA Swimming Website version of Deck Pass support the new Concussion Protocol Training (CPT) and Coach Advantage Tutorial (CAT) requirements. These can be seen in either the Member Status section of the main Deck Pass page, or on the member card, which is viewable in Deck Pass as well. CPT will show as “Met” and CAT will show the expiration date if current. The only platform that does not show the CPT / CAT status is the old Deck Pass App. It is no longer supported and has not been updated in quite a while, but some people still have it installed on their mobile devices.The old Deck Pass mobile app will not show any of the new requirement statuses. Deck Pass Plus is now free for download, and we suggest everyone uninstall the old Deck Pass App if they still have it, and replace it with the current “Deck Pass Plus” App. 


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 office@mdswim.org 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 office@mdswim.org 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 office@mdswim.org. All team reps need to be involved. Athlete Committee Meeting Minutes.