Letter to USA Swimming Members – March 16, 2020

Dear USA Swimming Members,

Thank you to everyone for your support and commitment as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters. 

Throughout the entire country there is a very real and intense effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As responsible leaders, we need to continue to take appropriate steps and ensure that every decision we make is one with a focus on the health and safety of our athletes, members, staff and volunteers. 

Therefore, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, California, and postpone the combined Open Water National and Junior National Championships, which was scheduled for Fort Myers at the end of April.

Our prior suspension of all events, camps, conferences, or any occasion that requires individuals to travel and gather now also extends through April 30, 2020. Additional meet updates will be shared within the next couple of days. This will continue to be reevaluated as further information becomes available.

We understand the real and delicate balance between training and event preparation, and our role in society and this country. We ask that clubs limit practices and trainings as recommended by their local health organization and/or the CDC. Everyone can and should play an important role in safeguarding vulnerable, high risk or symptomatic people. Further information on this newest guideline can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html.

We cannot thank you enough for doing your part in keeping our members safe. Our thoughts are with all of you and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.  

For the most up-to-date news from our organization please continue to visit www.usaswimming.org/coronavirus.

USA Swimming 


Sahuarita Stingrays Seek Part-Time Assistant Coach

Location: 16230 S Starlight View Ln, Sahuarita, AZ 85629

The Sahuarita Stingrays are looking for a part-time assistant swim coach, primarily working with ages 12 and under. Qualifications include:

  • Responsible, prompt, and enthusiastic about coaching and teaching. 
  • Coaching experience of at least two years is preferred, but not required. 
  • A history of competitive swimming or a teaching background is also helpful.
  • Must be certified or be eligible to become a certified coach through USA Swimming, including passing a criminal background check.
  • Ability to attend and coach at one or two weekend meets per month (up to 15 per year), mostly in the greater Tucson metro area.

Our coaching staff focuses on high-quality technique instruction, keeping things fun, and racing every day. We have swimmers of all levels from total beginners to Olympic Trials qualifiers. Our swimmers go on to succeed in high level competitions, as well as participating in high school and college swimming. Coaches working with us can expect to learn a lot and have fun working with a high-energy group of kids.

Lessons and learn-to-swim opportunities paid by the lesson. Deck coaching is hourly.  Opportunity for quick advancement to lead coach given good performance and reliability.

To apply, send your resume and letter of intent to Kevin Steel at swimcoachsteel@gmail.com.