Orange Committee Meeting Minutes

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Orange Committee Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine


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


Motion to approve September 2017 meeting minutes passed.


Present: David Prodanovich (Chair), Devon Ames (Vice-Chair), Kim Hoesterey (Program Chair), Steve Quan (Secretary/Treasurer), Richard Davis (Officials), Sarah Dawson (Age Group Rep), Bill Voigt (Coach Rep), Ken LaMont (Senior Rep), Alex Nieto (Open Water), Jose De La Jara (Diversity Chair), Owen Morrison (Athlete Rep),  Desi Turcios (ORCA), Teresa Wilson (FAST), Goran Westerlund (SCA), Evan Forbes  (GSC), Nathan Wilcox (Nova), Kevin Potter (NBS), Chris Duncan (JCCW), Todd Conrad (MVN), and Tim Teeter (SET). 


Board Member(s) Absent: None


Treasurer’s Report (Steve Quan): No report.


Age Group Report (Sarah Dawson): No report.


Coaches Report (Bill Voigt):  On October 1st the SCS Planning committee met with the attendees of the SCS Coaches Clinic. Topics of discussion were SCS All-Star Teams and Age Group incentives; the format for championship meets, specifically Summer JOs; and the SCS competition calendar for 2019-2024.


ALL-STARS: The general sentiment was that SCS should increase support for the age group all-star meets currently on our calendar: Pacific All-Stars, NACC, the Festival, as well as Western Zones. Most felt that SCS should increase support for Western Zones, defraying some of the cost to swimmers attending. NACC, while is some jeopardy in the short term due to lack of LSCs who can currently participate, should continue, as many LSCs would like to participate if they can find the funding. There was strong support that NACC be selected from a single qualifying meet, preferably summer JOs ... if that could be worked out logistically. There was a further proposal that a 14-under team be selected from Spring JOs for either a spring all-star meet or an all-star camp to be held at the OTC in the spring.


CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE: I submitted a proposal to reformat Summer JOs as a 5-day meet with 1 relay event each night in finals, eliminating relay day. I am happy to share this proposal with anyone interested. There was extensive discussion, with several straw votes on issues the proposal presents. Eliminating relay day was favored by a majority, the room evenly split on a 5-day or a 4-day format, and there was general support for continuing to have several summer JO meets.


THE CALENDAR: There is continuing support for the Winter Age Group Championship is December. There was a proposal that there be an SCS-mandated Age Group Race Series, similar to the Senior Race series, but not to replace the BRW meets. I pointed out the difficulties in such a series, having considered it for the Orange committee. It was proposed to move Kevin Perry to be 3 weeks out from Junior Nationals and 4 weeks out from Nationals. This would put it Nov. 9-11 in 2019 (Monday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. It was also proposed that there be Senior championship formatted meets on MLK weekend and Presidents Day weekend, which would be a selection meet for an all-star meet vs. Canada. There was a suggestion that the various committees host a meet of this type on MLK weekend, with the top 4 swimmers in each event advancing to the championship meet in February. It was proposed that SCS host a pre-senior meet in February for high school students before the start of CIF season (15-over only, Senior

Development cap).


The bridging of age group to senior competition was discussed. There was a proposal that there be one event each year that is an age group + senior meet (similar to the old Q Meet), perhaps an all-star meet by committee.


The dates of the ASCA clinic in Anaheim will be September 4-9, 2018 (there may be a discount for SCS coaches attending). The USA Swimming "Swimposium" will take the place of the SCS clinic in 2018, October 6-7.


Senior Representative (Ken LaMont): No report.


Official’s Chair (Richard Davis): Coaches are reminded to review concussion policies and to review meet forms reference to pool depth. 


Open Water Chair (Alex Nieto): No report.


Diversity Chair (Jose De La Jara): No report. 


Athlete Rep (Owen Morrison): No report. 


Program Chair (Kim Hoesterey): Next meeting set for Tuesday November 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  The Ad-Hoc Program meeting begins at 7:00pm. Aqua Zots JO-Max, AAA RW and STOP RW meets will be discussed.


Old Business: Conduct elections for 2018 Orange Committee Board.


New Business: The 2018 Orange Committee Board will be; David Prodanovich (Chair), Devon Ames (Vice-Chair), Kim Hoesterey (Program Chair), Teresa Wilson (Secretary/Treasurer), Richard Davis (Officials), Todd Conrad (Age Group Rep), Bill Voigt (Coach Rep), Ken LaMont (Senior Rep), Alex Nieto (Open Water), Jose De La Jara (Diversity Chair), Owen Morrison (Athlete Rep).


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 7:50 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Steven R. Quan Secretary/Treasurer