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 February 15 at 11:59 PM 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 February 15 at 11:59 PM 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 March1 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!
Esther Zelenovskiy
Central Region
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sam Stefanek
Central Region
Michigan State University
Ben Landon
Eastern Region
University of Maryland
Josie West
Eastern Region
University of Virginia
Josie DeRonja
Southern Region
Georgia Tech
Rachel Fenton
Southern Region
University of Florida
Olivia Bowne
Western Region
University of Oregon
Zach Teplin
Western Region
Stanford University

Non-Student Advisory Board Members

Jeff Strahota
USMS Board of Directors
Maddie Sibilia
USMS Board of Directors/National Championship Liaison
Sam Licht
Regional Championship Liaison
David Chen
Advisory Board Alumni
Rachel Redmond
National Championship Liaison
Jeremy Phung
Coach, Grand Canyon University

Meeting Minutes

2018 CCS Summit Meeting Recap

February 2019 CCS Summit Meeting Recap

October 2019 CCS Summit Meeting Recap

November 2020 Virtual CCS Summit Meeting Recap

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