As you may have already heard, last night the JSL Board voted to officially cancel the 2020 JSL Dual Meet season. The official letter from the JSL Executive Board is below. What this means for us is that there will be no sanctioned JSL meets this summer. We will be meeting as a FLST Board to figure out what that means for our team and will update you when we have more information.
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The following is a letter from the JSL Executive Committee.
Dear JSL Community,
On the evening of May 3rd, the JSL Board held an online meeting to discuss the feasibility of holding a full or partial swim season this summer, given the incredibly difficult situation we are currently facing.
The Executive Committee had compiled a significant amount of information from both USA Swimming and the CDC for the Board to consider in making a decision. In addition, a financial document was presented by the treasurer detailing the expenses of having a partial season. There was a lot of discussion from all of the team representatives, the Executive Committee, and several Consultants to the Board concerning the difficulty of ensuring the health and safety of all swimmers, officials, and parents who take part in the 48 dual meets that were scheduled for 2020.
The Board voted to cancel the JSL Dual Meet Season, in any form, for 2020. No dual meet will be sanctioned by JSL in 2020. The 2020 JSL Championship had been canceled at the previous Board meeting. We sincerely hope that everyone understands and appreciates the difficulty of the decision to cancel the JSL Season for the first time since the League began in 1966.
This decision only affects the dual meets that are sanctioned by JSL. Individual teams are free to have learn-to-swim programs, hold individual team practices, or have other events at their home pools. Please be clear that JSL does not insure, sanction, supervise, or otherwise approve any of these. The Executive Committee strongly encourages all teams to strictly follow the various Coaching Certification, CDC, and USA Swimming guidelines to ensure that the health and safety of the swimmers and other participants is paramount.
The Executive Committee of JSL