Minnesota Swimming, Incorporated
the meeting of
Ju ne 19, 2001
equals 10 people)
Present: Sue Griffin, Jack Boder, Kathy Benyo-Albrecht, David
Hulit, Sheryl McGuire, Betsey Aby,
Jane Klembarsky, Tim
Mann, Ron Murphy, Ellen Youngers , Bob Herlinger, Michael Bougie, Paul
Lundsten, Jerry Simpson, Joel Shinofeld, Paul
Windrath, Jeff Chida, Cassy Shapley, John Sfire, Jenn
Wallace, Robert Peterson, Clara Schisler, John
Witzel , Dennis Dale, Mike Cagley, Blair Buccicone, Sara
Wollenhaupt, Larry Thoen, Tim Ahrendt, Bob
Pearson, Dean Schultz, Charley Peitso, Jody Galli, Natalie
Meeting was called to order by the General Chair at 7:
approve the minutes of the meeting for
May 15, 2001.
*** For the
Record, there was a Closed Board Meeting this evening (June 19 th , 2001)
called to order by the General Chair at 7:30p. Board members names as listed
above were present to approve the Closed meeting minutes from the meeting held
on June 3 rd , 2001. It was voted that
the minutes of that meeting would be published. They are attached. ***
Chair: Sue Griffin
tonight Sue needs to hear from everyone who is able to go to the convention and
who has not yet responded.
stated that the Senior Coach Chair (Dennis Dale) is already attending the
National Convention as part of a National Committee. According to the MSI
policy, we can send another person in Dennis’s place. Jenn Wallace agreed to go
and represent our LSC.
National Board of Review decision has been granted a “stay” and there is an
appeal. Because of this, the question of the Rochester Orca’s as a new club is
Introduced Mike Cagley who is on the National Rules Committee to talk about the
“ 4 hr. rule” as it applies to the length of the swim sessions. Mike said that the original intent was to
“stop” the marathon meet sessions. People were concerned that kids (and
parents) would “burn out” if the meets ran too long. We needed to emphasize the word “ plan” as used in the USA
rulebook regarding the 4-hr. time limit.
***As part of the discussion for this topic Joel Shinofeld stated
that he would head up the committee (made up of Jane Klembarsky- age group
chair, Rocky O’Neil-technical planning chair, himself and 2 athletes [Kip
Winden, and Blair Buccicone ] ) to address this issue. Joel stated that this
question should be looked at on a “season by season “ basis knowing that early
fall meets are affected by the girls high school season, and the winter meets
are affected by the boys high school season.
Joel will have a report ready for the House of Delegates meeting this
Ex-Officio : Bob Pearson
Vice Chair: Jack
Vice Chair: Dennis Dale
Reported that the Board of Directors for USA
swimming has granted the U of M the 2002 Spring National Meet. The U will also
host the U.S. Open meet in 2002.
Chair: Dave Hulit
**See financial report that was distributed.**
1. Last month there was a proposal to do an MSI audit at
the end of the fiscal year, which would be 8-31-2001. A bid was received from
Mullerlilie and Herrington Accounting Firm. There was a question if this was an
audit or a review. Dave answered
those questions as follows.
· This would be a complete audit. Mullerlilie and
Herrington felt they had “enough numbers “ to work with.
· Would the proposal include a management letter? Answer: Yes, there would be a letter
· Cost would be $2700.00
Motion: To go
ahead with this audit at the end of the fiscal year on 8-31-2001. Seconded and
news/Bad news: The 2002 Senior State meet would fall on the same weekend as the
U of M hosting the Spring National Meet that Dennis talked about above. The U
of M has offered the weekend before. Med-City Aquatics is possibly going to bid
on the Senior State meet, which would be held in Rochester.
Day and MEA weekend meets for 2002: These 2 meet weekends may be a problem at
bid time. After some discussion, it was decided to leave these meet weeks as
is, and see if any teams bid for these weekends knowing what holidays/school
closing they may encounter.
1. Manual of
the Central Zones: Policy Manual for Coaches, Swimmers, Parents, Chaperones for
1. ***Note: The
entire Policy manual is getting voted on as a motion. (See below) Therefore the
Amendments that follow are amendments to the motion of adopting the entire
policy manual.*** See attached policy manual ***
· Amendment Motion : In the
General Conduct Section: Part #2: Change to Team Manager and Swimmer
· Amendment Motion : For the
relay policy: For the 12 and under leave as written. For the 13 and older: the
Zone Age-group coach (es) has the discretion to change the relay personnel with
the approval of the Zone Head Coach.
· Amendment Motion : To
adopt the policy that USA swimming has for our Zone coaches, Managers and
Chaperones to be the same as for the USA Olympic coaches, National and World
Games Coaches, Managers, Chaperones as it pertains to Alcohol and Tobacco use.
***See Attached USA
National Team Honor Code***
· Motion: To
accept the Policy Manual as written with the above named Amendments. Seconded
Athlete Rep: Sarah Wollenhaupt
Offered a suggestion to the Coaches…To do more team
building activities with the swimmers for the short summer season.
Coach Rep: Paul Lundsten
Stated that he has received lots of mail/letters
from the Rochester swim families in support of the Orcas regarding the 120-day
rule. He is passing them on to MSI (gave them to Sue G. General Chair)
Athlete Rep: Blair Buccicone
for his absence the last 2 meetings
1. Wants to
look into having an “ All – Star “ meet again. Would like Coaches to e-mail him
again with input on this.
Planning Chair: Rocky O’Neil
Coordinator: Kathy Czuprynski
(Kathy B-A gave report)….
1. There is a Coaches safety training class that
will be held in Rochester on 7-11-2001 at the Rec. Center. 6P start time. She
is asking everyone to please sign up ahead of time, so she has the appropriate
number of books and instructors to help. ***See handout. ***
Bob Pearson also added…
2.That National is in the midst of re-writing
the Safety Manual.
3. That there is going to be a safety award given,
which has been promoted by National. Anyone wanting to nominate someone for
this award should notify Bob.
Chair: Michael Bougie
reported that at the present time
1. The June
2-3 Officials meet went well. He has “ retired” from being a meet director.
3. With ABC finals approaching, he is asking
for EVERY official to participate, because there will be 4 meets going on that
Chair: Betsey Aby
Swimming Chair: Jenn Wallace
Will be leaving for Phoenix for the National
OVC Chair: Dave Shapley
Relations Chair: David Villafana
Chair: Ron Murphy
Chair/Office: Cassy Shapley
registration sheet that was handed out.***
present we have 6 428 athletes.
Swim meet Sanction Coordinator: Sheryl McGuire
Chair: Cathy Franke
Chair: Joel Shinofeld
Committee: John Witzel
Committee: Ellen Youngers
Nominations committee met ( including Ellen, Michael Bougie, Bob Pearson )
positions that are up for election include:
regular members of the Board of Review
member for the Board of review
If anyone is interested in running for those
positions, please contact: Ellen Youngers
***Also, if anyone is interested in any of the
“appointment positions” please contact Sue Griffin. Those positions include :
Legislative Chair, Adaptive Chair, Public Relations Chair, and Equipment Chair.
1. Ellen was
asking if there is any job descriptions for these positions. There are none.
Zone Report : Dave Braun/ Nelson
1. Order of
Events - Proposed
Motion: To Table
until the July Board Meeting: Seconded and passed.
adjourn: seconded and passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:17pm.