Maryland Swimming Board of Directors Meeting
May 4, 2010
Attendees: Jeff Scrivener
Tim Pierce; Raymond Brown,
Bill Kirkner, Tom Yetter, Pat Kaplan
Meeting was called to order by Ray
rown at 7PM.
Minutes from April meeting were
read from athlete rep Elena Donald who was not in attendance
representatives elected for 2010/2011 are: Oliver Bennett from L
A and Cody Edwards from
Athletes want coaches to address
Open Events at State Championship Meet allowing athletes to
compete who are older than 19, and taking finals opportunities away from 19 and under athletes at
their State Championships. Suggestions are: do not al
ow swimmers over 19 to compete in the meet
have bonus heats to allow more swimmers to make finals
or do not let over 19 year old swimmers swim
Coaches will bring recommendations to the
ouse of Delegates.
report from Don Smith
rt given by General Chair
Ken de Gruchy will run the meeting which is
scheduled for May 15
at 11AM at UMBC. Items to be discussed are the 2010/2011 Meet Schedule;
LSC decision on whether or not to support Summer Zones; 19
overs at State Meet.
egistration and Club Development
Registrations on target to match 2009/2010
numbers. RAID is splitting and VA practice site is joining VA LSC in2010/2011. LEAP 2 submissions to be
completed when Swimposium concludes.
LSC needs to conduct a
camp or clinic in 2010/2011. Need to
see if any other LSC’s have implemented background checks for officials as suggested by LEAP. USA
Swimming has set an age requirement of 15 years for a coach to take the Safety Training for Swim
Coaches class. Letter r
ead from USA Swimming stating that minimum age may be put into place this fall
for any coach
they must be 18 years of
age to serve on the
USA Swimming Board and House of
report read by Pat Kaplan as webmaster was not in attendanc
updated with more ideas from Athlete meetings
should be complete by start of 2010/2011 season.
Request to be submitted to Jamie Cahn for a standardized reimbursement form and have it posted on
notices need to be redone and posted on website. Doing
portions of the MSI ByLaws must be approved. Coach Education Funding has never been
approved by the HOD.
There will be no Far Eastern Meet
are we going
participate in Zones as an LSC. This will be discussed at the May Coaches Meeting. If necessary, a July
Board meeting will be held to discuss results from coaches meeting referring to Zone attendance.
Possible 3 records br
oken at NAAC Meet
notification. Insurance for the Board must be researched and purchased as soon as possible. Raymond
will contact Jamie Cahn to research and implement.
May Coaches Clinic and
getting signups but
not as many as hoped.
Meet Directors need to be blast emailed that they are required to attend. Pat Kaplan will send email
from the Board to all clubs that host meets.
Hall of Fame
report read by Raymond Brown
there will be a fall HOF celebration. T
inductees have been selected.
Nominating Committee: No nominations for this HOD. One appointment to be approved for
new Technical Chair to replace retiring Ken deGruchy.
Old Business: NONE
New Business: There is a scheduled Board Meeting for Ju
this may be cancelled due to
its proximity to the HOD Meeting, Saturday, June 19
, 1PM, Loyola High School. Board Members will be
advised. There is no scheduled meeting for July, however, if after the coaches meeting one needs to be
held to make
decisions concerning LSC participation in Summer Zones, Board Members will be advised
Motion to adjourn at 7:50 PM
Respectfully submitted by Pat Kaplan, who is nowhere near as good a note taker as Lori James!