John Witzel (2013), Chair
Sam Hansen (2013)
Linda Sue Lottes (2015)
Arlene McDonald (2013)
Gene Mielke (2014)
Kathleen Morris (2014)
Russell Payne (2013)
John Reynolds (2015)
Kevin Thornton (2016)
Ronald Zolno (2016)
Dean Ekeren, Staff Liaison
Mission Statement: To provide meaningful feedback to USA Swimming, the event host, and
future meet hosts to insure that national-level swimming competitions provide the best
possible environment for maximizing athlete performance.
Membership: The committee shall be comprised of two athletes and eight people appointed
by the President. Non-athlete appointments shall serve four-year terms, staggered so that
25% are named annually.
1. To evaluate the conduct of meets conducted by Program Operations from the
perspective of the athletes, coaches, spectators and officials.
2. To report these findings to the Program Operations Vice President and the National
3. To recommend appropriate action to the Program Operations Vice President for
improving the conduct of the national championships.