PennDel Board Meeting Minutes
Feb. 13, 2017
C.T.O.: 6:34 by President Berton
Present: Elliot Berton, Bob Heebner Jr., Rick Carson, Carl Sandoe, Bert Hewitt, Erik Nelson, Mark Fisher, Tom Warrick, & Howard Halpern*. * = by phone.
Minutes: January minutes accepted as adjusted.
Championships: Bert reported he was going to review Section 3 of Championship Meet Rules/Procedures. Bert will confer with Carl and present a proposal for adjustment to the Rules. The Board discussed entry procedures and the need for clarity and flexibility to address entry errors and omissions. Carl also suggested that because of the size of the Championship Meets, all should be three sessions.
Commissioners: Rick reported that several teams did not have certified Referees and/or AO's by the Monday before the meet and suggested there needs to be a way for those teams to find certified officials. It was suggested that Referee and AO clinic attendees be asked if they would be willing to be on a list of officials who may be available to fill in at League dual or tri meets. Tom also observed that coaches can go to the website and send an email to all Penn Del contacts seeking help. In some instances, it was difficult to certify meet results because incorrect files were submitted. Rick noted that overall there was major improvement in meet results this season. Rick attributed the improvement to the AO and Meet Manager clinics.
Officials: The Board discussed US Swimming's interpretation of Rules governing swimmerï¿½s use of tape or braces. The Board recognized that the Rules need to be followed as written or interpreted by US Swimming. Bert said that the issue will be covered in future referee clinics.
Charlie Hartley: Erik reported that 26 YMCAs and 860 swimmers were entered as of the meeting date. Howard then went over Board assignments for the meet.
Financial: Elliot presented the financial report for Pat including income, expenses and total funds on hand. The report was accepted as presented.
New Business: Erik requested that championship event files be consistent with the order of events in the District meets. The proposal will be evaluated.
Adjourned: 9:18 Next Meeting: March 13. Loc. TBA