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USA Deaf Swimming Advertising for swim coach

US Deaf SwimmingUSA Deaf Swimming has posted the announcement for applications for the Head Coach position for the 2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey.

The Head Coach shall be responsible for recruiting, training, and preparing the National Men’s/Women’s Teams for potential placement on the team. The coach shall work closely with Team Leaders and USA Deaf Swimming on the following expectations:
* To prepare the team for international competition,
* To recruit athletes;
* To evaluate and place athletes on the team;
* To maintain expressive and be receptive in sign and/or gestures communication skills throughout the term.

Qualifications include:
* 3-5 Years of experience in the field of coaching her/his swimming on both international and domestic levels.
* Credentials in area of coach certificate, training, teaching, sports medicine, etc.
* 3-5 Years of experience of swimming in high levels, Speedo or higher competition.
* 1-2 Years of experience in associating with deaf and hard of hearing athletes in swimming.
* Ability to communicate in sign language and/or swimming gestures.
* Certificate Completion/Document of USOC’s SafeSport policy, USOC’s SafeSport handbook and completed USADSF’s SafeSport training (when available).

Applications are due by October 31, 2016, to Doug Matchett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should include:
* A letter of interest,
* Resume,
* One (1) letter of reference, and
* Criminal background check with National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) – http://www.ncsisafe.com.

NOTE: For information how to register for a criminal background check, see https://usdeafsports.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/01/NCSISelfRegistrationLetter.pdf.

More information is posted at https://usdeafsports.org/sports/criteria/coaches/

Reprinted from USA Deaf Sports Federation - https://usdeafsports.org/news/usa-deaf-swimming-advertising-for-swim-coach/

Swimming: Teddington's Tom Baxter going all out for Deaf Olympics

By Brier Dodge

UK Deaf Sport NewTeddington Swimming Club’s Tom Baxter will step up his attempts to qualify for the GB team for the 2017 Deaflympics in record breaking style.

Baxter set a new personal best and broke the English deaf swimming record for the 50m freestyle in a time of 25.50 seconds at the Surrey Masters Swimming Championships last month.

Read more: http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/sport/14605380.Swimming__Teddington_s_Tom_Baxter_going_all_out_for_Deaf_Olympics/

Source: Wimbledon Guardian

No handicap: Deaf swimmer finishes 6th in trials race

By Paul Newberry

US Deaf SwimmingOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Marcus Titus is gliding through the water, his head bobbing up and down, he doesn't hear the roar of the crowd.

Or anything else, for that matter.

Deaf since birth, Titus swims in a quiet isolation that he believes actually gives him an edge over those in the other lanes, who can hear everything going on around them.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2016/06/27/no-handicap-deaf-swimmer-on-cusp-of-qualifying-for-olympics/86422264/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomolympicscoverage-topstories

Source: USA Today

No handicap: Deaf swimmer on cusp of qualifying for Olympics

By Paul Newberry

US Deaf SwimmingOMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When Marcus Titus is gliding through the water, his head bobbing up and down, he doesn’t hear the roar of the crowd.

Or anything else, for that matter.

Deaf since birth, Titus swims in a quiet isolation that he believes actually gives him an edge over those in the other lanes, who can hear everything going on around them.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/55a66a974ed344199d4b720b0381e2c7/no-handicap-deaf-swimmer-cusp-qualifying-olympics

Source: Associated Press

Matthew Klotz Lowers 100 Back Deaf World Record

US Deaf SwimmingMatthew Klotz, an undergraduate studying at LSU, overturned his own deaf World Record today in the 100-meter backstroke. Klotz, who previously held the record at a 57.11, soared past his former record to set the bar at 56.06 in a prelims swim at the Tiger Aquatics Summer Classic meet.

Read more at: https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/matthew-klotz-lowers-100-back-deaf-world-record/

Source: Swimming World Magazine

Record-breaking swimmer Danielle Joyce set to meet Queen at Holyrood Garden Party

By Irvine Herald

UK Deaf SportA teenage swimming gold medalist and world record holder has received a right royal invitation.

Danielle Joyce, from Stevenston , is to attend this year’s Holyrood Garden Party as a guest of HM the Queen, in recognition of her work as deaf swimming ambassador for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/record-breaking-swimmer-danielle-joyce-8149449#F5I1LzsF6h06v9hz.97

Source: Daily Record

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