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Michael Moore - Candidate for BOD Member from Oceana Zone

Candidate Information

Name: Michael Moore

LMSC: Pacific

Nominated for: BOD Member from Oceana Zone

Summary Statement

Michael Moore is currently a member of the USMS Board of Directors. He is also the chairman of Pacific Masters swimming. Michael has worked in his LMSC for the past 15 years and has been a member of the House of Delegates for the past 15 years. Michael was also chairman of the organizing committee of the XI FINA World Masters Championships.

Response to Questions

Why are you interested in this position and why do you believe you would be a good candidate?

I have served as an LMSC chairman, multiple USMS Committee and have run a very successful international swim meet. I am familiar with the problems that face USMS near term and long term. With my background and experience, I can help guide US Masters Swimming

What do you consider to be the major issues facing USMS now and in the future? As a person holding an elected position within USMS, how would you address these issues?

USMS is in transition from an all volunteer national governing body to a more professionally managed one. As a member of the Board of Directors with much experience I can help shape the policy that the staff will work under.

As USMS looks strategically at where to give help to grow the organization, there are two areas. The first are the clubs. USMS needs successful clubs to attract members, as chairman of an LMSC with over 100 clubs, I am familiar with the many types of club organizations. I can bring my experience to help guide the club strategy of USMS.

Another major issue is how to help and guide LMSCs. Having worked in my LMSC for the past 15 years, I have seen many ideas that have worked and others that have been less successful. I can help with policy as the Board of Directors considers how to assist LMSCs.

Please list USMS committees on which you have served. Include the dates you were on the committees and the names of the committee chairs under whom you served:

  • Communication Committee
  • Officials Committee
  • Rules Committee
  • Ad hoc Web committee
  • Ad hoc Officials Committee
  • Championships Committee

Please list any other experience that relates to your qualifications for the position.

Am the webmaster for Pacific Masters that experience keeps me up to date on the issues facing swimmers.

As a member of a national bank’s Board of Directors, I am familiar with what boards can and should be doing.

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