Board of Directors
The New England Local Masters Swimming Committee (NE LMSC) is a volunteer-run, non-profit subsidiary of United States Masters Swimming (USMS) that serves as the regional governing body for USMS-registered clubs, workout groups, coaches and swimmers in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is responsible for enforcing USMS policies and procedures, processing event sanctions and club and member registrations, overseeing officiating, and administering other such functions within New England.
The NE LMSC Board of Directors is comprised of Officers, who are elected by the membership at the annual membership meeting, and Club Representatives, who are appointed by the club's principal officer. Each board member is allowed one vote regardless of how many offices s/he holds.
Each registered club with at least five (5) affiliated USMS members is entitled to one voting Club Representative board seat and one additional seat if the club has 1000 or more members. A club with fewer than five members may appoint a Club Rep who will be non-voting until the club reaches five members. All Club Reps must be affiliated in their USMS member record with the Club they represent.
Our LMSC seeks to make Masters Swimming opportunities available to all New England adults regardless of physical ability. To that end, we are the first LMSC in the country to add a Para-Athlete Chair to our board.
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Awards & Recognition Chair
Pool Sanctions Chair
Open Water Sanctions Chair
Top Ten Recorder
At-Large Director (Fitness Chair)
At-Large Director (Hall of Fame Chair)
APPOINTED Club Representatives
Black Dolphins Aquatic Team (BDAT)
Life Time Swim New England (LTNE)
Rebekah’s Freedom Floaters (RFF)
Swim Free or Die (SFD)
West Suburban YMCA (WSY)
(non-voting support staff)
Fitness & ALTS Coordinator
College Club Swimming Liaison
Top Ten Coordinator (Short Course Yards)
The following USMS LMSC volunteer role description templates include descriptions of each LMSC position's purpose, key responsibilities and deliverables, recommended attributes and training, and the benefits of the position to the volunteer and to USMS. Please note that specific NE LMSC responsibilities may vary from these USMS templates. Notable variances are described parenthetically below.
Secretary (In the NE LMSC, the Secretary's responsibilities are narrower than in the USMS template position description in that general communications with the LMSC membership are usually handled by the Communications Chair.)
Top Ten Recorder (The NELMSC currently has a Top Ten Recorder who is a voting officer and a non-voting Top Ten Coordinator who helps process short course yards records.)
Sanctions Chair (This NE LMSC position is currently for pool meets only. Open-water sanctions and questions are processed by the Open Water Chair.)
Open Water Chair (Promotes safe open-water swimming, advocates for and facilitates USMS-sanctioned OW events, and reviews and processes all OW sanction applications and USMS event calendar requests.)
Para-Athletes Chair (This position shall advocate for para-athletes in the NE LMSC, promote Masters Swimming as a fitness option for para-athletes, and help sensitize coaches, officials and swimmers to the needs of para-athletes.)
At-Large Fitness Chair (This at-large officer position has been tasked by the Board to coordinate and support fitness swimmer and Adult Learn to Swim programs in the NELMSC.)
At-Large Hall of Fame Chair (This at-large officer position has been tasked by the Board to revive the NELMSC Hall of Fame, develop induction criteria, coordinate induction ceremonies, and create and manage Hall of Fame web pages with the Communications Chair.)
At the board's discretion, the two “At Large” officers may be elected in the same manner as the other officers and shall be assigned duties by the chair with the advice and consent of the board.