Welcome to the 2013 USMS National Elections information site. The election will be held during the 2013 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates. This election cycle, we will elect USMS officers (president, vice president of administration, vice president of community services, vice president of local operations, vice president of programs, secretary and treasurer). Descriptions and duties of the officers are contained in ARTICLE 505.3 of the Code of Regulations. Processes for the election are governed by the current Election Operating Guidelines. Please read all information carefully and refer to the Election Schedule in APPENDIX A of these guidelines to avoid misunderstandings.
On June 1, the list of qualified candidates for USMS officers will be published on this page.
- President - Nadine Day
- Vice President of Administration - Ed Tsuzuki and Sean Fitzgerald
- Vice President of Community Services - Jody Smith
- Vice President of Local Operations - Chris Stevenson
- Vice President of Programs - Chris McGiffin
- Secretary - Chris Colburn
- Treasurer - Phil Dodson
To place your name in nomination for an officer position (president, vice president of administration, vice president of community services, vice president of local operations, vice president of programs, secretary, or treasurer), download the nomination packet and election guidelines or request them by email from Election Chair Cheryl Gettelfinger. Please read the entire packet and guidelines and return the Candidate Questionnaire/Consent-to-Run Form to the election chair by April 30, 2013.
- Nomination Packet - This is a Word file containing instructions and the Candidate questionnaire.
- Current Election Operating Guidelines - The guidelines govern the election process and inform candidates of the requirements needed to fulfill the director position.
To be eligible for nomination, candidates shall: 1) be members in good standing of U.S. Masters Swimming for the year when the election is held; 2) have attended more than one USMS annual meeting of the National House of Delegates in the preceding five years; and 3) plan to attend the annual meeting of the National House of Delegates for the election year in which they are standing for election, and plan to attend all House of Delegates meetings during their tenure. Explanation of the duties of officers can be found in the 2013 USMS Code of Regulations and Rules of Competition (Article 505.3 - Duties of Officers) and on the Election section of the USMS web site.
If after reading the materials you have questions about the role of USMS officers or the Nomination/Election process, please contact Cheryl Gettelfinger.