Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association
The GKAISA organization is a summer swim league that encourages children to participate regardless of their skill level. It is the mission of GKAISA to provide an opportunity for swimmers 18 years old and younger, to develop a passion for the sport of swimming while gaining swimming skills and learning the principles of team work and sportsmanship. GKAISA provides an organized framework in which coaches, competitors, parents and league officials can operate with courtesy, sportsmanship, and good will.
Please note that as part of each team's registration process, teams need to either 1) download the Parent/Athlete Forms for Concussion Awareness and for Sudden Cardia Arrest for each swimmer & parent to initial and sign. The teams need to keep them. OR 2) set up the forms as part of the online registration process for your team. If you wish to do it online, please contact Rich Waldis at: email@example.com
May 12, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Arnstein Jewish Community Center (6800 Deane Hill Dr. Knoxville): Mandatory Coaches' Meeting.
May 21, 2016 9:00 a.m.
UT Student Aquatic Center: Mandatory Meet Directors Clinic, and Officials Clinic for Meet Referees, Stroke & Turn Judges, and Starters
May 24, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Whittington Creek Clubhouse (1800 Whittington Creek Clubhouse): Swim-team.us Meet Management Training
June 1, 2016
Coaches' Training Certifications due: Email proof to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By the First Meet or June 15, 2016--whichever is first
Certificate of Liability Insurance for each team due. Send to: email@example.com
2016 City Meet Dates: July 29-31
2016 SMI Dates: July 16-17
Week of August 8 -- Coaches' Council Meeting. Date and location TBA
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE
Tennessee law states that any person who has a reason to suspect that a child has been harmed through brutality, abuse, or neglect is required to report it. You can report a suspected case of child abuse to the TN Department of Children's Services by calling the toll-free Child Abuse Hotline or visiting their website.
GKAISA has been contacted and made aware that Triathlon is an emerging NCAA sport. Some schools in Tennessee are starting teams and offering scholarships. While GKAISA can not serve as a recruiting arm for any particular school, we can make you aware that there are new opportunities. ... more