An emergency Board of Directors meeting took place on Tuesday night to discuss the LC season schedule, and the Board unanimously voted for a mass cancellation.
Wesleyan University, which hosts several meets in Connecticut, has cancelled all campus events through September 1.
In a letter sent from the LSC, the organization goes on to say: “We are hopeful that our swimmers will be able to get back in the water later this spring. Additionally, conversation is already taking place on what alternatives can be set up so that the possibility of virtual meets, times trials and other ‘outside the box’ ideas can be formulated for our swimmers.”
It also acknowledges that when they’re given the green light to reopen facilities, it will be “with baby steps.”
“Practice structure, number of people on deck, number of swimmers in a lane, locker room usage, facility policies, etc. will be altered in order to get teams and businesses back up and going.”
The LSC says it will continue to meet on a regular basis in order to do everything it can to take care of its swimmers.
This is the first LSC to our knowledge that has cancelled its originally published 2020 long course meet schedule.