Athletes

Pacific Swimming Athlete Representatives

Step Up to the Block

Learn about who we are, how you can get involved, and the governing system of our sport!


About

Building our sport outside the water!

The purpose of athlete representatives in the sport of swimming is to further the education and inclusion of athletes in the governance of Pacific Swimming. This year we, the Pacific Swimming Athlete representatives, plan to:

1.  Educate swimmers on the governing system of USA Swimming and Pacific Swimming

2.  Increase participation of athlete representatives in Pacific Swimming

3.  Ensure committee chairs will take athlete representatives seriously by appointing reliable athlete reps from each zone to work with the junior and senior reps.



Governance of USA Swimming



FINA (International Swimming Federation) 

Works with the International Olympic Committee by supervising the international competition of watersports.


 

 

USAS (United States Aquatic Sports)

Represents United States Diving, United States Masters Swimming, United States Swimming, United States Synchronized Swimming, and United States Water Polo on the international level.
 

 

 

USA Swimming (United States of America Swimming)

The governing body of the sport of swimming in the United States. Athlete representation on this level is the AEC (Athletes Executive Committee) www.usaswimming.org
 

 

 

Zones (Western, Central, Southern, Eastern):

This governing body reports to USA Swimming and supervises their designated LSC’s in their zone. They are also the one to pick the time standards for the Zone Champs and Sectionals. We are in the Western Zone (the blue colored section) and your Western Zone Athlete Representative is: Grant Sugaski from Arizona Swimming

The red section is the Central Zone, the green section is the Southern Zone, and the yellow section is the Eastern Zone.

Contact at: grantsugaski@gmail.com

 

 

 

LSC (Local Swimming Committee)

There are 59 LSCs in USA Swimming.This governing body supervises competitive swimming in the clubs of the area. They also report to the Zone they are in. Our LSC is Pacific Swimming and we report to the Western Zone. Your LSC Athlete Representatives are Calla Richards (contact at: CallaMRR@gmail.com) and Tyler Lu (contact at: Tylerlu.pacswim@gmail.com)
 

 

 

Zones (1North, 1South, 2, 3, 4)

This governing body is only found in the Pacific LSC. Because we are the second largest LSC in USA Swimming Pacific Swimming made zones to make communication and governing more manageable. The Zones report to Pacific Swimming and supervise the clubs in their designated zone. Your Zone Athlete Representatives are:

Zone 1North: Josh Camerino camerino@gmail.com

Zone 1South: Caitlyn Koo caitlynkoo@yahoo.com

Zone 2: Tessie Scavone traetva@gmai.com

Zone 3: Melissa Adams melissarashell24@gmail.com

Zone 4: Allison Kulikowski allikulio@gmail.com

Link to the zone pages within PacSwim:
http://www.pacswim.org/members/zones

Zone Athlete Representative Application and Requirements



Clubs


This governing body looks after the athletes in their club and reports to the Zone they are in. Each club should have an Athlete Representative that reports to your Zone Athlete Representative. Ask your coach today who your club representative is if you don’t know, if you don’t have one ask your coach to start a process to pick one.

Club Athlete Representative Application



Why Be an Athlete Rep?


It is important that we, as athletes, have active Athlete Representatives on all levels in order to insure communication between athletes and board members takes place in all governing levels of USA Swimming.

Contact us with questions about being an Athlete Rep!



Responsibilities of Pacific Athlete Club and Zone Representatives


Club:

  • To represent the best in swimming as a responsible, mature, civilized person
  • To contact Zone Athlete Representative each month for updates from board meetings and to relay this information back to their team mates
  • To complete tasks assigned to them and to seek out help if needed
  • Interact with athletes on their team to discover what they would like improved/changed, and
  • what their issues and thoughts are on current issues in the sport
  • Respond to email, phone calls, texts, Facebook and other media as needed


Zone:

  • To represent the best in swimming as a responsible, mature, civilized person
  • To attend meetings to the best of their ability                        
  • To complete tasks assigned to them and to seek out help if needed
  • Interact with athletes at swim events to discover what they would like improved/changed, and
  • what their issues and thoughts are on current issues in the sport
  • Respond to email, phone calls, texts, Facebook and other media as needed
  • Attend/call in to meetings (Zone & Pacific’s House of Delegates meetings)
  • Pass down information from meetings to each club representative within your Zone
  • Attend/call into PC Committee meetings of which you are a member to


Ask your coach today if your club needs a rep!

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