USA Swimming Cancels All Events Through April 30

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USA Swimming has cancelled all sanctioned events through April 30 because of the COVID-19 “coronavirus” pandemic.

The governing body of swimming in the U.S. had originally cancelled everything for 30 days, but this extends that a bit as the situation remains fluid.

USA Swimming posted this letter that is also sent to all members:

Since first communicating with our members about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have received ample feedback, much of it focused on the safety measures being recommended. We sincerely appreciate the comments and responses you are sharing.

As of today, the CDC and White House are urging a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 10 people for the next eight weeks, citing the risk of the coronavirus. This includes avoiding eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts, and discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits. This should also include team training and practices.

In light of the current situation, beyond the previously announced cancellation of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Mission Viejo and the postponement of the combined Open Water National and Junior National Championships, USA Swimming is mandating the cancellation of all its sanctioned events across the U.S. through April 30, 2020. This will be continuously reassessed based on health and governmental authorities’ information.

Beyond our clubs and teams, we can all play an important part in helping to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Swimming World will continue to update any details released by USA Swimming.

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