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 February 1 and close March 15 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 by March 15 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

Election Information

Elections for elected directors shall open the Monday after the CCS National Championship meet and 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 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

The Advisory Board shall select a president and secretary from the 8 elected directors.

(CCS Governance Handbook 4.2.2 Elections and Term of Office)


Student Advisory Board Members

Thomas Arnold
University of California – SD

Alex Brauer
University of Wisconsin

Jayden Howell
Utah State University

Abigail Jaquish
University of Wisconsin

Kristof Kertesz
University of Florida

Michael Lee
University of California – LA

Ben Pease
Georgia Tech

Onshalee Promchitmart
University of Colorado

Brandon Ramirez
University of Central Florida

Olivia Rea
University of Missouri

Maddie Sibilia
Georgia Tech

Ryan Troy
Penn State University

Brandon Voorhies
Ohio State University

Jason Weis
Georgia Tech

Daniel Xu
Indiana University

Non-Student Advisory Board Members

Rob Copeland
USMS Official

Dan Cox
USMS Board of Directors

Claire Letendre
USMS Rules Committee

Bill Ramos
IU Faculty Advisor

Steven Valentine
UCF Swim Coach

Dave Williams
ED of Recreation Services at Rutgers