Governance & LSCs

OFFICES OF THE ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES

Office of the Senior Athlete Representative

606.7.9 Athlete Representatives:  The Athlete Representatives shall serve as the liaison between the athletes who are members of the LSC and the Board of Directors and House of Delegates. The Senior Athlete Representative shall chair the Athletes' Committee.

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, juris¬dic¬tion and responsibilities are described in Section 606.7. Under each division Vice-chair there are officers, committees, coordinators and direct responsibilities as follows:

  607.1.6 Athletes Division - Senior Athlete Representative

  Athlete Representatives
  Athletes Committee

In addition to the duties described in the LSC By-Laws, Section 606.7  and 607.1(see above), the By-Laws and the LSC Policy & Procedures Manual grant the Senior Athlete Representative the authority / obligation to:

A.  Serve on the Budget Committee and the Program Development Committee
B.  Nominate athlete members for election as Athlete Representatives These members must be
  1) at least 16 years old or a sophomore in high school
  2) an Athlete member in good standing
  3) be currently competing or have competed within the last 3 years
 4) reside within the LSC for at least the first half of the term.
C. Chair and have general charge of the business, affairs and property of the Athletes Committee, which shall be responsible for the publication of an athletes' newsletter and shall undertake such other activities (a) delegated to it by the Board of Directors or the General Chair or (b) undertaken by the Committee as being in the best interests of the Athlete Members, the LSC, USA Swimming and the sport of swimming.

The Office of the Junior Athlete Representative

The Junior Athlete Representative is a member of the Board of Directors elected by the House of Delegates 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 Junior Athlete Representative 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:

606.7.9 Athlete Representatives:  The Athlete Representatives shall serve as the liaison between the athletes who are members of the LSC and the Board of Directors and House of Delegates. The Senior Athlete Representative shall chair the Athletes' Committee.

In addition to the duties described above, the By-Laws and the LSC Policy & Procedures Manual grant the Junior Athlete Representative the authority / obligation to:
A.  Serve as a member of the Athlete’s Committee
B.  Attend the USA Swimming annual Convention if the Senior Athlete Representative is unable to do so
C..  Nominate athlete members for election as Athlete Representatives These members must be
  1) at least 16 years old or a sophomore in high school
  2) an Athlete member in good standing
  3) be currently competing or have competed within the last 3 years
 4) reside within the LSC for at least the first half of the term.


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