Southeast Missouri Swim Conference: Welcome

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SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SWIM CONFERENCE
THE WEBSITE FOR SWIMMING IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
WELCOME to the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference website. Here are some conference teams with links to their own sites. SMSCshirt2013.JPG

Charleston   River City Aquatics  Jackson   Perryville 
Poplar Bluff   Sainte Genevieve   Sikeston
    Farmington    Paducah

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REMINDER:  FALL 2013 SMSC MEETING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 1 PM AT THE SIKESTON YMCA. 

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The swimming community lost a friend this past summer.  Here is his obituary:

Michael Tchoukaleff 

DESTIN, FLA.

Michael P. Tchoukaleff, 80, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast Hospital with his family by his side.

He was born in Alton on July 15, 1932, and was the son of the late Peter and Nedelka (Stoyanoff) Tchoukaleff.

He married Jacqueline (Spaeth) Tchoukaleff on Aug. 28, 1954, in St. Louis. She survives.

He was a salesman for over 45 years. He attended Western Military Academy and Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and went on to serve his country in the United States Army as a lieutenant. He was also involved in AAU and U.S. Swimming where he officiated at swim meets all over the country.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael Tchoukaleff (Debbie) of Alton and Jim Tchoukaleff (Sarah) of Dallas; three daughters, Debbie Reilly (Ned) of Clayton, Mo., Kim Harrison (Steve) of Edwardsville and Cindy Dawson (Vincent) of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren, Ted (Yuko), Peter, and Julia Reilly, Megan, Kate and Ryan Harrison, Peter and Anna Tchoukaleff, Vincent and Drew Dawson, and Abby and Jack Tchoukaleff; his sister, Katherine Kean (Robert) of New York, and four nephews.

Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to ARC at the William BeDell Center, 400 South Main, PO Box 349, Wood River, IL 62095.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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Here is a listing of those we know are current as SMSC Officials:

Christy Littlepage
Craig Hayden
Rhonda Zawodniak
Debbie Robertson

Kim Oatman

David Culbertson

Christina Pitt

Kelley Speaker

Kevin Peck

John T. McMullen
Shannnon Todd
Beth Shetley
Adrienne Raspberry
Amy Preyer
Wendy Robinett
Charolyn Hilburn
Amy Williams
James Sloan
Stephanie Ellinger
Sarah Pruden
Steve King
 

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****2013 SMSC Spring Meeting was held Sunday, January 26th at 1 pm at the Sikeston YMCA****

Summer Schedule is setPaducah Marlins have rejoined our leagueWelcome Marlins!

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Congratulations to the 2012 Large Division Winner:  Kennett Killer Whales  &

Small Division Winner: Sikeston Sharks!!

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The AAU website offers a free course designed to help coaches.  From the home page of www.aausports.org click on the "PCA Coaches Test".  At the meeting it was reported that all AAU Non-Athlete Members must take this free course.  It may not be a requirement--still waiting confirmation.  It is a good idea for all the coaches and team-attached non-athletes complete this course prior to the start of the summer league season. 

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New 2013-2016 USASwimming Time Standards can be downloaded from http://www.hy-tekltd.com/downloads.html

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THERE IS NOW A 2013 SMSC 6-LANE MEET BACKUP WITH THE NEW TIME STANDARDS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE "TM/MM" PAGE AT OUR WEBSITE!! 

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REMEMBER TO CHECK AFTER DOWNLOADING THE NEW MEET TO CHECK DISTANCE FOR EVENTS 65 AND 66.  IT SHOULD BE CHANGED FROM 200 TO 100 WHEN SETTING UP THE MEETS FOR THIS YEAR.  THE NEW MEET DOWNLOAD ALREADY HAS THIS BUT CHECK ANYWAY!  ALSO THE SCORING SYSTEM OF 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (AND DBL FOR RELAYS) IS FOR ALL MEETS.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NOW HAVE A NEW DOWNLOADABLE SMSC SWIM MEET FILE FOR MEET MANAGER AS WELL AS A DOCUMENT CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS TO EDIT THE MEET FILE TO SUIT YOUR POOL (i.e.  # OF LANES, YARDS/METERS).  THIS IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE "MM & TM INFORMATION" LINK ABOVE.

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RELAY RULES
Coaches, please read
this note (click here) about relays.  You can only age a swimmer up one age group and can only age up two swimmers per relay.

A MESSAGE FROM THE OLD WEBMASTER:
Please bite the bullet and get to work on your Meet Manager files and Meet invitations.  Meet Manager is a pain to work with but if you "attack it" and get it over with it isn't so bad.  Click on the menu bar for some very good instructions on the basics of Meet and Team Manager.  It is very importatn to keep file types straight.  Before the meet, Rosemary needs a "Meet Event Export" from Meet Manager.  After the meet, Rosemary will need a "Full Meet Backup".  Please also submit your meet invitations in MS Word or RTF format.

About once a year, and early in the year, we have a team that does not post thier event files, while other teams are struggling with the process of generating their entries and it creates a vicious circle:  If the event file isn't posted, the team can't do entries.  Then they are delayed in sending the entries back in.  This results in late nights, high stress, and mistakes!

Be tough.  Work up your computer files and e-mail them to Rosemary and John



OFFICIALS TRAINING
TheOzark USA officials commitee offers occasional training sessions in the St. Louis area.  Here is the link to their website:  http://www.ozarkswimming.org/officials.htm.

However, these sessions are for USA officials, and AAU officials must contact them before attending as there are differing certification requirements.  SMSC parents are discouraged from seeking a USA certification- as this requires training at 5 sessions at USA meets only (our meets do not count!).  AAU certification does not have the apprenticeship requirement and will qualify you to work SMSC swim meets.  Unless you have a year-round USA swimmer do not seek USA certification.   

If you plan to attend a USA clinic E-mail Mike Tchoukaleff (
miketch@piasanet.com) and/or Karen Smiley  (karensmiley@sbcglobal.net) and tell them you are seeking AAU certification.  Technically, this is a USA clinic and they may not have the proper forms unless they know you are coming!



SMSC President-Elect/Secretary - John Esswein: svswimcoach@hotmail.com
SMSC President - Debbie Robertson drdrob@semo.net
SMSC Treasurer - Julie King: juliesflowers1@sbcglobal.net