Orange Committee Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Orange Committee Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 7:30 PM Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine


Call to Order—7:30 p.m. by David Prodanovich, Chair


Motion to approve July 2017 meeting minutes passed.


Present: David Prodanovich (Chair), Kim Hoesterey (Program Chair), Steve Quan (Secretary/Treasurer), Richard Davis (Officials), Sarah Dawson (Age Group Rep), Bill Voight (Coach Rep), Ken LaMont (Senior Rep), Alex Nieto (Open Water), Owen Morrison (Athlete Rep), Tracy Maurer (GWSC), Desi Turcios (ORCA), Ken Russell (AAA), Teresa Wilson (FAST), Goran Westerlund (SCA), Cynthia Bandaruk (Splash), Felipe Delgado (GSC), Brian Pajer (AZOT), Nathan Wilcox (Nova), Kevin Potter (NBS), Galen Diaz (EAST), Annette Nielsen (EAST), Kelly Dullard (CMAC), and Lynda Julson (Administrative Referee). 


Board Member(s) Absent: Devon Ames (Vice-Chair) and Jose De La Jara (Diversity Chair).


Treasurer’s Report (Steve Quan): Report as of 8/31/2017: Income: $134, Expenses: $1,308.77, Balance: $21,351.77.


Age Group Report (Sarah Dawson): Discussion regarding Trans*Athletes.    Recommended practices for clubs and meets:

  • When a current minor member athlete transitions and wishes to compete in his/her/their gender identity, the athlete or his/her/their designee should request a change of the athlete’s gender in SWIMS by contacting Diversity & Inclusion staff at USA Swimming at Once this is completed, the athlete will be able to be entered and compete in events that match his/her/their gender identity.

  • At all times, teammates, coaches, and all others should respect the confidentiality of a transgender athlete. Discussion or disclosure of an individual’s gender identity should only take place after expressed permission is given by the individual or the individual’s parent or other designee.

  • In all cases, teammates, coaches, and all others should refer to a transgender athlete by the athlete’s preferred name. Similarly, in all cases, pronoun references to a transgender athlete should reflect the athlete’s gender and pronoun preferences.

  • A transgender athlete should be able to use the locker rooms, changing facility, and restroom that is consistent with his/her/their gender identity. Where available and/or when requested, a transgender athlete should be provided access to a genderneutral bathroom or changing facility (i.e., family restroom, gender neutral bathroom).


Coaches Report (Bill Voigt): The POST CIF meet has been awarded to BSC and will be held Sunday 5/13/2018 at Belmont.  GWSC had to decline hosting the 2018 Kevin Perry meet.  This meet will be open for bid at the next SCS Board meeting.  The 2017 WAG meet awarded to GSC has a 9/27/2017 deadline to secure a pool that can accommodate all three days of the meet.  The SCS coaches’ and officials’ clinic will be held 9/30/2017-10/1/2017 at El Camino College.  An SCS planning meeting is scheduled for 10/1/2017 as well.  An SCS strategic planning meeting is scheduled for 10/28/2017; location is to be announced.  At the USA Swimming Convention, a “Junior Coach” category was introduced involving 16-17-year-old that must be under the direct visual supervision of a registered coach.  This is effective 9/1/2018.  Coaches are reminded to educate their swimmers and families regarding the tech suit rule.  Coaches are the first tier of enforcement, officials will disqualify athletes upon observing an illegal suit. 


Senior Representative (Ken LaMont): Reported on motion at SCS BOD meeting to set athlete reimbursements $1,000 for Sr. Nationals, $600 for Jr. Nationals, and $150 for Futures including winter, summer, and open water meets.


Official’s Chair (Richard Davis): Reiterated that suit violations will be enforced when observed by a deck official. 


Open Water Chair (Alex Nieto): Nationals will be held in Arizona next year.


Diversity Chair (Jose De La Jara): Carried by Sarah Dawson. Southern California D&I Camps: Both camps will have a combo of pool and lecture sessions. There will be a parents/athletes and coaches track. Both camps will be held at Brenda Villa Aquatics Center on the weekend of Oct. 21st and Oct. 22nd. Lunch will be provided both days, snacks will be provided on the 1st day. Diversity Camp-Oct. 21st IMX Based Camp Inclusion Camp-Oct. 22nd Outreach/Scholarship or federal lunch program recipient. 


Athlete Rep (Owen Morrison): No report. 


Program Chair (Kim Hoesterey): Next meeting set for Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  The Ad-Hoc Program meeting begins at 7:00pm. Set Blue, FAST, Nova, and SCAL RW Champ meets will be discussed.


Old Business: Searching for a suitable date and venue for speaker David Benzel is ongoing.


New Business: Orange Committee Board elections held next meeting.


All teams are reminded to convey your absence from attending a meet to host teams at a minimum of 90 days in advance. 


Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Steven R. Quan Secretary/Treasurer