Advisory Board

CCS Advisory Board Nomination/Election Information

Nomination Information

Each CCS club will have the opportunity to nominate 1 member of their club as a candidate to represent their region on the Board.

Nominations will open December 1 and close January 30 at midnight EST.

Nomination requirements

Candidates must have at least 1 year of club officer experience.
Each candidate or club president should send the following items to collegeclub@usmastersswimming.org by January 30 at midnight EST:

  • A letter of support from their club’s board
  • A short biography
  • A paragraph explaining why they are running for a seat on the CCS Advisory Board
  • A current head shot/picture

Election Information

Elections for elected directors shall open on February 15 will conclude at midnight EST 2 weeks after they open. It is the job of the entire club board of each CCS team to decide which candidate from their region they would like to support.

Only the club president can submit a vote.

Each team will have 1 vote and can only vote for their region. If a vote is not placed in the two-week voting window, that vote will not count.

Voting Process

Voting will occur online.

Each club president in that region will receive an email with voting instructions to the email they registered their CCS club with.

  • If there no candidates for that region, the Board will appoint that position(s).
  • If an elected Board member cannot serve their full term, the Board will appoint a successor.
  • If there is a tie, the Board will vote and serve as the tie-breaker.

Campaigning Rules/Restrictions

Campaign posters at CCS Nationals are prohibited

The CCS Advisory Board shall consist of:

2 directors elected from each zone (elected directors)

Up to 4 Advisory Board alumni/recreational sports representatives, no more than 1 from each zone, appointed by the Advisory Board

2 U.S. Masters Swimming directors appointed by the USMS President

(CCS Governance Handbook 4.2.2 Elections and Term of Office)

Student Advisory Board Members

If you would like to send an email to an Advisory Board member, click on their picture!
David Chen
Central Region
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Alina Barnes
Western Region
University of Utah
Noah Van Alstyne
Central Region
Grand Valley State University
Thor Mortensen
Eastern Region
American University
Rachel Redmond
Southern Region
University of No. Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sam Licht
Southern Region
University of Florida
Emily Mortensen
Western Region
Utah State University
Ben Sames
Eastern Region
University of Maryland

Non-Student Advisory Board Members


Jeff Strahota
USMS Board of Directors
 
Maddie Sibilia
USMS Board of Directors
Adam Brzyski
Regional Championship Liaison
Jason Weis
Advisory Board Alumni
Michael Cochenour
National Championship Liaison
Ed Merkling
Director, IUPUI

Meeting Minutes


2018 CCS Summit Meeting Recap

February 2019 CCS Summit Meeting Recap

October 2019 CCS Summit Meeting Recap