USMS Organization and National Committees

USMS is governed by its volunteers, also known as the House of Delegates. The HOD is composed of approximately 250 LMSC officers who attend our annual meeting at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention. At the annual meeting, the HOD elects the USMS Board of Directors.

The BOD is composed of 16 voting members. USMS legal counsel, past presidents and the executive director are nonvoting, ex-officio board members. The Executive Committee, to which members are elected in odd years, includes the president, vice president of administration, vice president of local operations, vice president of programs, vice president of community services, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, legal counsel, and executive director. The remaining eight board positions, recognized as at-large directors, are elected in even years, one from each zone. BOD members are elected for two-year terms and may run for an additional two-year term, for a total of four years of service.

The USMS President appoints committee chairs and committee members with input from the vice presidents to whom they report. The USMS President also appoints special assignments and liaisons. Zone chairs are elected by their respective zone members.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Peter Guadagni [email]

Vice President of Administration
Chris Colburn [email]

Vice President of Local Operations
Ed Coates [email]

Vice President of Programs
Donn Livoni [email]

Vice President of Community Services
Chris Campbell [email]

Greg Danner [email]

Teddy Decker [email]

Past President
Patty Miller [email]

Legal Counsel - Nonvoting
Maria Elias [email]

Chief Executive Officer - Nonvoting
Dawson Hughes [email]

At-Large Directors

Carrie Stolar [email]

Jeffrey Strahota [email]

Mel Goldstein [email]

Paige Buehler [email]

John King [email]

Kris Wingenroth [email]

Britta O'Leary [email]

Jill Gellatly [email]

Nonvoting Members

Past Presidents

Tom Boak [email]

Rob Copeland [email]

Nadine Day [email]

Mel Goldstein [email]

Dan Gruender [email]

Mike Laux [email]

Jim Miller, MD [email]

Jeff Moxie [email]

Nancy Ridout [email]

Swimming Saves Lives Foundation

USA Swimming Representative

Dale Ammon [email]

Zone Chairs

Breadbasket Zone
Robin Tracy [email]

Colonies Zone
Mollie Grover [email]

Great Lakes Zone
Lisa Brown [email]

Northwest Zone
Aaron Norton [email]

Oceana Zone
Sally Guthrie [email]

South Central Zone
Nicole Christensen [email]

Southeast Zone
Ed Saltzman [email]

Southwest Zone
Michael Heather [email]