Streamlines for Volunteers 2012

Please see below for a summary of our meetings at the 2012 USAS Convention.

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2012 Convention Wrap-Up
USAS Logo The 2012 United States Aquatic Sports Convention was held at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons, Greensboro, N.C. September 12-16. We have compiled the below list of current and newly elected officers and committee chairs. More information, including awards and honors, can be found in the Convention press release.

Executive Committee
  • President - Nadine Day
  • V.P. of Administration - Michael Heather
  • V.P. of Community Services - Jody Smith
  • V.P. of Local Operations - Ed Tsuzuki
  • V.P. of Programs - Dave Diehl
  • Secretary - CJ Rushman
  • Treasurer - Ralph Davis
  • Past President - Jeff Moxie
  • Legal Counsel - Patty Miller
At-Large Directors
  • Jim Clemmons - Oceana Zone 
  • Phil Dodson - Great Lakes Zone 
  • Maria Elias-Williams - Dixie Zone 
  • Chris McGiffin - Colonies Zone 
  • Jill Gellatly - South Central Zone 
  • Hugh Moore - Northwest Zone 
  • Bruce Hopson - Breadbasket Zone 
  • Phillip Whitten - Southwest Zone 

Committee and Zone Chairs

  • Elyce Dilworth - Audit Chair
  • Sarah Welch - Comp & Benefits Chair
  • Jeanne Ensign - Finance Chair
  • Hugh Moore - Governance Chair
  • David Burgio - Investment Chair
  • Bruce Hopson - Policy Committee Chair
  • Doug Church - Swimming Saves Lives Chair
  • Jeff Roddin - Championship Chair
  • Scott Bay - Coaches Chair
  • Marcia Anziano - Fitness Education Chair
  • Meegan Wilson - History & Archives Chair
  • Sean Fitzgerald - Legislation Chair
  • Paige Buehler - LMSC Development Chair
  • Donn Livoni - Long Distance Chair
  • Edward Saltzman - Officials Chair
  • Lynn Hazlewood - Open Water Chair
  • Sally Dillon - Recognition & Awards Chair
  • Chris Stevenson - Records & Tabulation Chair
  • Leo Letendre - Registration Chair
  • Katherine Casey - Rules Chair
  • Jane Moore - Sports Medicine & Science Chair
  • Stacy Broncucia - Breadbasket Zone Chair
  • Jeffrey Strahota - Colonies Zone Chair
  • Jerry Clark - Dixie Zone Chair
  • Daniel Cox - Great Lakes Zone Chair
  • Tim Waud - Northwest Zone Chair
  • Michael Moore - Oceana Zone Chair
  • Tyler Blessing - South Central Zone Chair
  • Mary Hull - Southwest Zone Chair
Championships Awarded
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2014 Pool Championships Locations

  • Spring Nationals (SCY): Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara, Calif.; tentative dates May 1-4, 2014
  • Summer Nationals (LCM): University of Maryland, College Park, Md.; tentative dates August 13-17, 2014
2015 Pool Championships Locations
  • Spring Nationals (SCY): San Antonio, Texas; tentative dates April 23-26
  • Summer Nationals (LCM): Spire Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
2014 Long Distance National Championships Locations/Hosts
  • Speedo 1-Mile: Davis Aquatic Masters, Lake Berryessa, Calif., 6/7/2014
  • 1-3-Mile: Outdoor Chattanooga, Tennessee River, Tenn., 5/17/2014
  • 3-6 Mile: Central Oregon, Elk Lake, Oreg., 8/3/2014
  • 6+ Mile: CIBBOWS, Hudson River, N.Y., June 2014 (TBA)
  • 9+ Mile: Genesis/Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Minn., 7/26/2014
  • 2-Mile Cable: Adirondack Masters, Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, N.Y. 8/16/2014
  • 1 Hour Postal: Indy Aquatic Masters
  • 5K/10K Postal: Rogue Valley, Oreg.
  • 3000/6000 Postal: Central Oregon
Major Rule Changes

2012 Rule Book Starts:

  • Swimmers starting in the water must have at least one foot on the wall and one hand in contact with the wall or starting block. (Articles 101.1.1 and 103.8.5)

Swimwear for Pool Competition:

  • Medical identification items may be worn in competition. (Articles 102.12.1E and 102.13.9)
  • Snorkels and neoprene caps are prohibited. (Articles 102.12.1E and 102.13.9)


  • If the secondary timing system is a fully integrated video system, a tertiary system of one stopwatch per lane is not required. (Article 103.17.2C)
  • When overhead video cameras replace timers, other meet personnel shall perform other duties normally performed by timers. (Articles 103.11.2A&D, 103.11.3B, and 104.5.10C)
  • If there is a touchpad malfunction and fully integrated, stationary overhead cameras are operating properly as the secondary system, then the video camera time shall be the official time without adjustment. (Article 103.17.3D)


  • For non-standard meets the LMSC and/or meet host may establish the scoring point values to suit the format of the meet. (Article 103.19.3)


National Championship Meets:

  • All bids for a national championship meet shall be submitted to the chair of the Championship Committee no later than July 1 (or the next business day if July 1 falls on a Sunday or holiday). (Article 104.3.4)
  • The Championship Committee may limit participation in the 800/1000 or the 1500/1650 freestyle to only those who meet the national qualifying time for that event. (Article 104.5.3C[2])
  • A swimmer shall notify the meet host of a valid club transfer prior to the first event in which that swimmer competes. (Article 104.5.4A[3])
  • National championship meet information shall be published according to Championship Committee policy. Entry forms and additional information shall be published on the USMS website. (Article 104.5.4B2)
  • Eliminated the option of swimming two-to-a-lane in freestyle events over 200 meters.

Pool Measurement:

  • Record applications and Top 10 submissions shall not be accepted unless certification of course length accompanies them or is on file with USMS or FINA. USA Swimming verification of pool length certification will be accepted if it meets the USMS requirements for pool measurement. (Article 105.1.6A&B)
  • Structural changes to a pool include resurfacing. (Article 105.1.6C)
  • If a bulkhead is used and the initial pool length certification for all lanes is on file, the measurement rules and policies of FINA shall be the standard for events sanctioned by a FINA Masters member federation other than USMS. (Article 105.1.7E)
  • If a bulkhead is used and the initial pool length certification for all lanes is on file, the measurement rules and policies of USA Swimming shall be the standard for Top 10 eligibility for events sanctioned by USA-S. The measurement rules and policies of USMS shall apply for dual sanctioned events. (Article 105.1.7F)

All-American and All-Star:

  • All-Star criteria were added to the rule. (Article105.4)

Facility Standards:

  • Water temperature from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius (77 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit) shall be maintained for competition. (Article 107.6)
  • The rule requiring a line marking the midpoint of a long course pool has been deleted.
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Meeting Minutes
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