Attending were: Ruth Garrison (Sec/SFSA), Tom Mirabella (Treas/BAC), Mark Johnson (CERR), Ellen Whalen (Reg/DWNY), Patrick Moran (EDHE), Oliver Pena (Prog Sr/ZAP), DeAnne Preyer (Coaches Rep/ZAP), Erik Matherson (TSM), Michael Schicora (Prog JR/BAC), George Young (Chair/SGSG), Arbie Brown (OAS), Kipp Sandvig (V Chair/ARSC), Jeff Conwell (Age Group/CANY), Sheri Stoddard (PASA), Mackenzie (Ath Rep/PASA), Andre Brent (COLA), Richard Wong (SGVA), Bettie Williams (Rev/SPPY), Giancarlo Nencini (SGVA), Carol Pena (ZAP), Mike McMinn (Officials), Vernel Dieudonne (AMS), Gunther Niklas (OAS).
Meeting called to order at 8:11 p.m.
Approval of minutes: Ruth Garrison, Secretary: Present. Minutes were approved and passed.
Report of Olympic Section Officers:
Chairperson: George Young: Present. Coaches Meeting: DeAnne Preyer was elected to finish out Justin Davis’ term as Coaches Representative. Coaching application for zone is due April 16, 2003. Swim Guide AD/Correction: Section Meeting Corrections: April 8, 2003, instead of April 15, 2003; June 10, 2003, instead of June 24, 2003; and July 15, 2003. Redistricting: The first draft of the proposed realignment is out. Please put your thoughts in writing and either e-mail or snail mail to the below addresses. If you wish not disclose name that’s fine….Your input is important!!! The plan is to review everyone’s thoughts, summarize, and discuss at the next Olympic Section meeting April 8. You are also encouraged to voice your thoughts at the next Section meeting and at the LSC Board Meeting on April 17 at 8:00 p.m. in Culver City. Please help out!! Let’s put together a great presentation for the LSC Meeting and back it with facts and verbal thoughts. If you have hosted or have a pool on the realignment list please let us know if you can or are willing to host meets in the upcoming years. For example—The swim team, Team Swim Great, has a 50 meter pool…But the City of Swim Great will not let the swim team, Team Swim Great, use it to host swim meets. Information like that is vital! Please either e-mail your thoughts to George Young at email@example.com or snail mail to George Young at P.O. Box 2556, San Gabriel, CA 91778. Your thoughts are important. Please reply by March 31, 2003. The realignment will be discussed in detail at the April LSC Meeting. The realignment will probably will go to the Delegate meeting in November. See the attached for alignment.
Vice Chairperson: Kipp Sandvig: Present. No report.
Treasurer: Tom Mirabella: Present. Treasurer report was approved and passed.
Coaches Representative: Highlights Planning meeting Feb 20, 2003: This is a proposed idea changing SR All Star instead of College. Age Group: possibly 3 JO’s. This will help the Top 16 battle. Zone collection the same. Maybe a 15 & up JO’s. If you have any thoughts about this contact our Coaches Representative.
Age Group Representative: Jeff Conwell: Present. No report.
Athletic Representative: Mackenzie Hurlston: Present. No report.
Program Chair, Senior: Oliver Pena: Present. BC “format for May 10th Meet”: Doing long distance on Friday night was met with mixed reaction. The idea of distance event on one evening met with a mostly positive response. Some did not want the B-time in the distance events. Highlights “ Host Swim Meet” Meeting: All Season III Clubs hosting a swim meet were supposed to attend this meeting. Some clubs did not make it and Program will contact them. Two forms were handed out, form A and Form B. We are alternating the 800 Free and the 1500 Free.
Program Chair, Junior: Michael Schicora: Present. Getting your meet format in earlier is a must. Problem with meet sanction form and the money due in on time. Motion for all meets awarded in the first round in September bid meeting must submit at the October meeting the $25.00 Sanction Charge. Checks made, or Money Order made payable to Olympic Section. All bids down in second round must submit the Sanction Charge by November meeting. Motion passed. Program is going electronics. Meet form will be on disks.
Canyons BC February 22, 2003: 282 Swimmers, 882 splashes, no rejections. Start time 9:00 a.m. end time 12:45 p.m. 4 hr rule met.
Sectional Sr Champs: IHAC was 4th over all and second in the sectional. Jason Lezak missed by 8?tenths of a second on Sectional. Special thanks to IHAC and SGSG for timing.
Barracuda AB March 1-2, 2003: 491 swimmers, 2698 splashes, 6 relays: 4 hr rule met in all sessions. Session 1 8:00 a.m. to 8:28 a.m. Session 2 10:00 a.m. to 2:28 p.m. Session 3 8:00 a.m. to 8:47 a.m. Session 4 10:00 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.
Downey AA Max Olympic Section Champs: March 22-23, 2003: Approximately 700 swimmers.
Cerritos ABC LC April 12-13, 2003: Forms are out and online.
Industry Hills ABC LC April 12-13, 2003: No report.
San Gabriel Sea Gulls BC SC May 9-10, 2003: Working on meet form.
Senior Representative: Rick Shipherd: Not Present. No report carried.
Officials Chair: Mike McMinn: Present. No report.
Registration Chair: Ellen Whalen: Present. No report.
Review Representative: Bettie Williams: Present. No meeting. No report.
Report of Committees:
By-Law Committee: Kipp Sandvig: Present. Article IV Section I By law Change: Motion passed.
Promotion/Publicity: Gyongyver Sovago: Present. Papers given information on Sectional Sr. Champs.
Safety: George Young: Present. Bellflower Get It All In One Weekend: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR Pro, First Aid. March Course Mar 21-23, 2003. April Course April 4-6, 2003. May Course May 16-18, 2003. Cost $125.00. Course fee plus materials $78.00. Registration by mail, e-mail, or fax. Call Ron Arendas @ 562/433-0346. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For better results include a postal or e-mail address in your message. Belmont is raising rate. CPR this weekend at Banning. City of Carson is doing WSI.
Old Business: If you want another Section’s club to attend a meet in our section, our Section Chair must contact other Section Chair and only one team can be invited to attend our section meet. Motion that Chino be invited to ZAP BC July 12-13, 2003, Meet. Motion passed. George will contact Eastern Section Chair.
New Business: V8 Splash April Pool Day: Information came yesterday in mail for this. It is a good idea. Clubs might want to check into this. Suggestion of dividing JO’s into three division for awards. Small Team, medium Team and Large team. This was tabled for one month for discussing.
Resolutions and Announcements:
Next Olympic Section Meeting:
Tuesday, April 8, 2003 @ 8:00 p.m. @ AAF Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, Upstairs Meeting Room
Upcoming Olympic Section Meetings:
Tuesday, May 14, 2003 @ 8:00 p.m. @ AAF Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, Upstairs Meeting Room
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 @ 8:00 p.m. @ AAF Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, Upstairs Meeting Room
Meeting Adjourned @ 9:27 p.m.
CURRENT SECTION ALIGNMENT
COASTAL: BUEN, CCAT, CCM, CIA, CLSS, CSA, CSC, FIVE, HVA, KSC, LTST, MAC, NCA, OAA, PUMA, PVST, SBSC, SCAW, SLO, SMSC, TA, 1956, No = 500
EASTERN: BLSC, BCH, CCAQ, CRNA, CVAC, DSRT, DSS, FAC, FISS, GD, GEM, HAD, HILL, HVD, LLF, MBA, MESA, MVAQ, PASS, PDAQ, PSA, PSP, RAA, RRSC, SAND, SSS, TCC, TFA, TMEC, TPST, TRA, WLV, YST, 3828, LV = 516
OLYMPIC: ADST, ARSC, AVA, BAC, BEST, BHST, BPAC, BSC, BURB, BWSS, CALT, CANY, CCY, CERR, COLA, COMM, DWNY, EDGE, ESST, IHAC, LKWD, LMST, MCST, MEGA, MPMR, OAS, ORSC, PACT, PALY, PASA, PRMT, ROSE, SFSA, SGAC, SGSG, SGVA, SMD, SOBA, SPPY, SPS, STING, SBOS, SURF, SWAT, TROJ, TSM, ZAP, 4738
ORANGE: AAA, AST, AZOT, BGST, BREA, CCEW, CGRC, CYP, DA, DPAC, FAST, GWSC, MVN, NBAC, NGSV, NOVA, OCAT, ORCA, RAYS, RHR, SOCAL, SCAT, SEAL, SHOR, STOP, THA, WOOD, 4200