Thank You to AMS Officials!

Dear AMS Officials,

 

As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, I wanted to express my thanks and gratitude to all of the officials in the AMS for the time they have spent in service to the swimmers in the past year.  We had a total of 2,011 sessions that the AMS officials volunteered at AMS Sanctioned meets in the year from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019!  That is close to 10,000 hours that our officials have spent on deck and in officials meetings to help the AMS Swimmers have fair and well run meets! 

Being an Official takes a strong commitment of time and energy. The Officials Committee would like to recognize the officials that have gone significantly beyond the minimum requirements of AMS Officials.  We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding AMS Officials Shirts for the Officials that have volunteered for 30 or more sessions during this period!

 

AMS/ NATIONAL & OTHER LSC SANCTIONED SESSIONS

   

OFFICIAL

CLUB

AMS

NAT

OTHER LSC

TOTAL VOLUNTEER SESSIONS

           

Beyerl, Donna D

JCCS

77

9

2

88

Newcamp, Christie

KW

43

26

10

79

Shine, Lynne

WAAC

16

54

 

70

Gotaskie, John Robert

JCCS

46

 

13

59

McFaden, Kathy

JCCS

51

 

8

59

Eiben, Staci L

JCCS

49

 

5

54

Pfister, Jamy

UN

35

 

10

45

Subramaniam, Bhagwati

PEAQ

18

 

25

43

Kosco, Mike

BWA

32

10

 

42

Wilshire, Scott

MLAC

25

 

13

38

Winslow, Laurie Vernieri

WHAT

32

 

2

34

Neal, Ramona

PEAQ

33

   

33

Watterson, Dave

MLAC

33

   

33

Schuster, Beth

NGAC

31

 

2

33

Gilligan, Tim

MOON

28

 

2

30

The committee would also like to recognize those that have trained for advanced certifications in the past year!  Advanced certifications and exposure to other LSC’s and National decks helps to strengthen and broaden our education.

 

Advanced National Certifications obtained within the year:

Eiben, Staci L

N3 S&T and N2 CJ

Gotaskie, John Robert

N2 S&T

Herman, Darryl

N3 Starter

Kosco, Mike

N3 Referee

McFaden, Kathy

N3 Referee

Newcamp, Christie

N2 AR and N3i AR

O'Toole, Ryan

N2 S&T

Sang, Sarah

N2 S&T

Subramaniam, Bhagwati

N3 S&T

Wilshire, Scott

N3 Starter

Winslow, Laurie Vernieri

N2 S&T

 

Jamy Pfister and Kathy McFaden also served as National Evaluators at the 2018 PEAQ Christmas Meet.

 

We would like to thank everyone that has volunteered additional time to teach officials clinics since September 1, 2018:

Christie Newcamp (6),  Kathy McFaden (6), Jamy Pfister (5), Scott Wilshire (5), Mike Kosco (2), Dave Watterson  (1), Darryl Herman (1), and Josh Carmazzi (1)

 

Advanced LSC Certifications:

Referee

            Eric Jones, Naomie Moffatt, Staci Eiben and Bhagwati Subramaniam

 

Starter

            Staci Eiben, John Gotaskie, Ed Gorrell, Rick Bryant, Tim Gilligan and Bob Williams

 

Chief Judge

Gerry Perham, Laurie Winslow, Paul Fogle, Ed Pohodich, Becky Kass, Brian Jouppi, Tammy Blazer, Rick Bryant, Chris Olson, John Gotaskie and Andy Wilder-Ziegler

 

Administrative Officials

            Doug Lindblad (new official) and Aaron Siri (additional certification)

 

The Officials Committee would like to welcome all of the new officials that have become part of the AMS!

We currently have 41 New Stroke & Turn Officials!

 

Aidar, Nelson

Massella, Robert Aaron

Biltz, Gina Marie

McBurney-Rebol, Kyla

Bryant, Rick

Meyer, Suzanne

Carper, Lisa Marie

Meyers, Wendy Dianne

Caulfield, Lisa V

Mihalovich, Mylla

Cratty, Sarah Abigail

Oates, Rachel

Crothers, Laura

Patterson, Dan

Currykosky, Kim

Phillips, Scott T

Dick, Jason D

Pott, Jeremy L

Edner, Chastity D

Powell, Taryn Lyn

Freeborough, Meisha

Rusche, Kyle

Fyock, Adrienne M

Schwendeman, Chad M

Garcia-Bates, Tatiana

Shaffer, Stacey Lee

Graham, Ralph E

Shaw, Brian Patrick

Halter, Drew

Shirley, Tim

Havrilla, Jack E

Smith, Naomi M

Hines, Linda M

Stone, Scott A

Houser, Chris

Stratimirovic, Vlad

Koutavas, Mark M

Susko, Brian Michael

Lowman, Shawna Ranae

Wukitch, Greg

MacAdams, Nat

 

 

We greatly appreciate all of our officials that have officiated as a Stroke & Turn this year!  The Stroke & Turn sessions are the backbone of the deck and everyone serves in an equally important role of the officials’ team!

 

We would also like to welcome two referees to the AMS!

Ravi Shah - Pacific Northwest LSC

Michael Parker - Connecticut LSC

We would like to welcome the YMCA Officials that have become USA Swimming Officials and are now active in the AMS!

Rick Bryant, Robert Massella and Scott Stone

 

And last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the officials committee for all the additional time you have spent at meetings and as an advisor, teammate and friend!

Jamy Pfister, Scott Wilshire, Christie Newcamp, Dave Watterson, Mike Kosco, Michelle Schonbachler, Scott Pauley (Ex Officio), Nichole Kosco (athlete), Ryan McFaden (athlete) and Amanda McFaden (Alternate Athlete)

 

If I missed anyone on the above lists, it was purely accidental and I sincerely apologize.  This was a lot of data to sort through since everyone has been so busy volunteering on deck! 

 

Thank you for the endless hours that you volunteer to benefit the AMS swimmers!  I hope we can all focus on teamwork, respect and ensuring a safe and fair environment for the AMS swimmers!

 

You are all Officially Awesome and make a great team!

Kathy

 

Katherine Nickel McFaden

AMS Officials Chair

 

 
    
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