Metro Commitee September Minutes

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Southern California Swimming

Metro Committee

Minutes of September 15, 2009

 

Present:  Ellen Whalen (DWNY), Ruth Anatalio (LKWD), Lucy Moore (LKWD), Gyongyver Sovago (SMT), Oliver Pena (program), Kevin Larsen (COMM/Sec),  George Young (SGSG), Don Garman (RMDA), Mark Johnson (CERR), Mario Lopez (Norwalk), Michael Schicora (Pro/BAC), Claudia Rutter (Beach/Treasurer), Federic Rickets (DWNY), Teresa Pascazzo (Beach/Review).

 

Call to Order: 8:11 PM

Agenda

Item

Discussion

Action

Secretary

Kevin Larsen

Present

Approval of Minutes from 6/9/09 & 7/21/09

Correct an error in the June 9 minutes regarding Dec 5-6 section champs.  The meet will be Blue Max

Motion: approve the minutes with the correction. M/S/C

Chairperson

Tom Mirabella

Not Present

SCS Clinic

Clinic will be held on 10/4/09 @ El Camino College

None

Vice Chairperson

Ellen Whalen

Present

Nominating Committee

Presented the list of nominees for next year.  Teams should bring nominations for Athlete Rep to the next meeting. Voting will take place at the next meeting.

Chair – Tom Mirabella

VC - Federico Ricketts

Sec – Rebecca Mc Arthur (Lakewood parent)

Treas – Claudia Rutter

Senior - Sheri Stoddard

Age Group - Don Garman

Official - Ellen Whalen

Pro Sr - Oliver Pena

Pro Jr - Ruth Anatalio

/S/C

Treasurer Report Claudia Rutter

Present

No Report

 

None

Coaches Rep

Mark Johnson

Present

Open Water/Body Surfing Competition

Teams are encouraged to look at some of the Open Water Ocean events to add to their summer schedules.

None

Senior Rep

Sherri Stoddard

Not Present

No Report

 

None

Age Group Rep

Don Garman

Present

New Suit Tech

New High Tech suits have been banned.  Check the list for approved suits. – applies to HS swimmers as well

None

Certify Swimmers to Dive

Coaches must certify each swimmer on their ability to dive.  Keep a record of when they were certified.

None

Relay Day

Committee took a straw vote and had overwhelming support for relays to be kept in a single day and not spread out over the entire meet for JO’s

Directed Age Group Rep to report at the SCS Age Group Meeting on Sept 23.

Officials Rep

Ellen Whalen

Present

Parent Officials

Encourage your parents to consider training as officials.  There will be 3 trainees at the Santa Fe Springs meet.

None

Sr. Program Chair

Michael Schicora

Present

1st Round Bids

The results of the 1st round bids are as follows.  Open meets may be bid on at the October meeting.

January 9-10

BRW

SC

Open

February 20-21

Sec  Champs

SC

Downey

March 6-7

BRW

LC

Open

April 10-11

BRW

LC

Cerritos

May 1-2

BRW

LC

Open

May 22-23

RW

SC

Norwalk

June 12-13

BRW/RW

LC

Open

July 10-11

RW

SC

Open

July 17-18

BRW/RW

LC

Open

Aug 7-8

Sec Champs

LC

Downey

Sept 18-19

BRW

SC

Open

Oct 9-10

BRW

SC

Lakewood

Nov 6-7

BRW

SC

Beach

Dec 5-6

Blue Max

SC

BAC

 

Ballots were taken for each meet at awarded to the winning club.

Junior Program

Oliver Pena

Present

No Report

 

None

Athlete Rep
Not Present

No Report

 

None

Board of Review

Teresa Pascuzzo

Present

Illegal Recruiting

Board of Review has three active cases all dealing with possible illegal recruiting violations.

None

Old Business

None

 

None

 

New Business &

Announcements

Out of Committee Swimmers

Out of Committee teams invited to meets must be included on the meet form.  Discussed how to prevent out of committee swimmers from displacing Metro Committee swimmers.  Would like to consider putting language barring Metro Committee displacement on the meet form.

None

Swimmer Surcharge

Suspension of the 50 cent swimmer surcharge is set to expire at the end of the year.  Request to put item on the Oct agenda for discussion.

None

Coaches Cert Training

Metro Committee will conduct ARC Safety classes hosted by George Young and SGSG.  Metro Committee will cover the $15 cost for Metro Coaches, Officials, and Board Members. 

Classes will be held at Smith Park Pool in San Gabriel

232 W. Broadway, 91776

Register at least 72 hours before the class. (626) 291-2901 or gyinstitute@hotmail.com

ARC Standard First Aid

Oct 17

9AM-Noon

STFSC

Oct 17

1PM – 6PM

(challenge class at 1PM)

Adult CPR

Nov 19

6:30 PM

 

Timing Positions at Meets

Issue brought up regarding host teams assigning head timing positions during a swim meet instead of lane timing assignments.

none

Pool Certification

All pools must be certified to host meets in SCS.  Discussion to reimburse clubs for the cost of certification.

Motion: reimburse all clubs scheduled to host meets in 2010 up to $300 after they submit receipts for cost of pool certification. M/S/C

Adjournment

9:15 PM

 

 

 

Next meeting:  Tuesday, October 13, 2009