The Technical Planning Chair is a member of the Board of Directors elected by the House of Delegates in an odd year for a two year term beginning July 1st of the year in which the election takes place.  As long as the member is in good standing, he or she may serve in this capacity for two consecutive terms.  The duties and powers of the Technical Planning Chair are defined by the LSC By-Laws:
The duties and powers of the officers and other Board Members shall be to attend and participate in all meetings of the House of Delegates and the Board of Directors and as follows:
The Technical Planning Chair shall chair, and have general charge of the business, affairs and property of the Technical Planning Committee, which is responsible for long-range planning regarding the swimming programs conducted by the LSC, the continuing review and development of the LSC philosophy and for advising other committees and divisions regarding the implementation of that philosophy in the context of the LSC's swimming programs.
The seven divisions of the LSC shall each be chaired by a Vice-chair, the Senior Athletes Representative, or the Senior Coaches Representative, whose respective powers, duties, juris­dic­tion and responsibilities are described in Section 606.7. Under each division Vice-chair there are officers, committees, coordinators and direct responsibilities as follows:
607.1.4        Operations Division - Operations/Development Vice-chair
                     Equipment  (Meet)
                     National Meet Development
                     Program Development
                     Site Selection
                     Technical Planning

In addition to the duties above, the By-Laws and the LSC Policy & Procedures Manual grant the Safety Chair the authority / obligation to:
A. Be familiar with the By-Law requirements regarding the Technical Planning Committee 

607.3.15      Technical Planning Committee - The members of the Technical Planning Committee shall be the Technical Planning Committee Chair, who shall serve as chair, an Athlete Member and at least six (6) additional members of whom at least fifty percent (50%) shall be Coach Members.  The Athlete Member and the additional members shall be appointed by the General Chair with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors
B. Serve on the Program Development Committee
C. As the chair of the Technical Planning Committee, assure that the committee assumes responsibility for long-range planning for the swimming programs conducted by the LSC and for advice regarding the technical aspects of those programs and of the sport of swimming generally.
D. Review meet formats for all sanction requests.
E. Review any changes in meet formats after sanctioning.
F. Receive the Open Water schedule for inclusion in the LSC LC schedule

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