2022 ASA Thanks You for a Great Summer

    ASA Wishes You a Wonderful Rest of the Summer and Thanks You for a Terrific Summer of Swimming and Looks Forward to 2022 (Dates Included)

    July 3, 2022


    I hope you have all recovered from a great week of swimming at Georgia Tech. Congratulations to all of our teams and swimmers who competed in this weekend's championship meet. We had tons of really fast swimming and a lot of fun, we broke 11 records, who needs fireworks on the 4th, when we have swimmers like ours. I want to again thank all of our volunteers for their hard work. You are what make the event possible. Thank you again to Georgia Tech and their staff for providing us such a wonderful facility to host our meet. We are happy to have so many kids involved in our Championship. A special thank you to our timing and Hy Tek operators for watching thousands upon thousands of touches and getting the times right with staggering accuracy, the entire staff of the Campus Recreation Center at Georgia Tech especially Tahlia Pate, Eric Graham, Stephanie Belcher, and Merrie Molton as well as our head bullpen coordinators Sara Keller, Emily Santowski and Evan Nylander, and our head meet referee John McDonald and the voice of our meet Brian Robbins; I would be dead in the water without all of their exceptional work.

    It was nice to get back to some normalcy. Seeing another team across the deck at a meet, having fans in the stands for this year's championship, all of the energy created by that atmosphere. I am so proud of how well our coordinators and coaches run their teams. They bring a positive and supportive approach that youth sports needs. Kudos to each of you for another wonderful season and for all of your hard work and dedication Thanks to your efforts thousands of kids had an awesome summer swim season. We are blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful and dedicated people.

    Please visit asa.swimtopia.com for a full recap of the meet, including a backup of the meet for your Hy Tek software. For teams that marked their swimmers with SP5, sub7, AL8 or JC6 you may want to edit the athlete info in Team Manager AFTER your bring the results back in so you avoid duplicate swimmer info in your system. If you did the for any of your swimmers you MUST do the following:

    1.Import the Meet Results file from the ASA website for your swimmers.

    2.Go to the People menu of your Swimtopia site and select the athletes you marked with the state qualifying marker and select that athlete.

    3.Remove the marker from the swimmer’s name AND preferred name if one is listed. Ex. AL8John Swimmer goes back to John Swimmer.

    4.Select save.

    If you do not do this, it will create a duplicate record in your registration system and create extra work for your team next year. If you have any questions about this let me know, or contact Swimtopia.

    If your team is missing any awards please let me know and I will get them to you as quickly as I can. If you notice awards for another team in your awards, please contact that team to make arrangements to get them those awards. If you have any unpaid fees for your roster or for the ASA Championship, please mail them to ASA at 2395 Christophers Walk, Atlanta, GA 30327.

    Believe it or not, I am already looking toward the 2023 season. We are looking at a first meet date of May 30 and June 1. The championship will likely stick with our Wednesday to Saturday schedule from June 28 – July 1. With our championship divisional sessions being during the week for many teams, you may want to plan ahead for that last dual meet possibly being on a Monday or Tuesday to give you a day off before your divisional session. I wanted to get this to you as early as possible so you could plan ahead with your pool boards and HOA's.This calendar is not 100% final yet, but it seems to most logical layout given the way the calendar falls and when most schools will get out.

    Again, I cannot thank you all enough for your continued dedication to the sport of swimming and your communities. It is thanks to your hard, and often thankless, work that your kids get to enjoy such wonderful programs. Enjoy the rest of your summer and some well deserved time off. As always if there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a happy Fourth of July and great rest of the summer.

    Thank you again,

    Franke Marsden


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