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LSC Governance

 Wisconsin Swimming LSC Governance and Membership

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming. It is responsible for the conduct and administration of swimming in the United States. USA Swimming formulates and implements the rules, policies and procedures, conducts the national championships, distributes safety and sports medicine information and selects athletes to represent the United States in international competition.

USA Swimming is divided into 59 regional governing bodies, the Local Swimming Committees (LSCs). The LSCs are responsible for the governance of competitive swimming within their region. In 2017, there were over 2,700 year round USA Swimming clubs and 354,604 year round USA Swimming registered athletes.

The Wisconsin Swimming LSC is comprised of the State of Wisconsin, except for the counties of St. Croix, Dunn and Pierce, which are a part of Minnesota Swimming. LSCs are grouped into Zones for higher level regional competition. Wisconsin Swimming is part of the Central Zone. The LSCs that comprise the Central Zone are Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Lake Erie, Michigan, Midwestern, Minnesota, Missouri Valley, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ozark, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Detailed information on Wisconsin Swimming, links to clubs, meet schedules, membership information, policies, procedures and bylaws can be found on the Wisconsin Swimming website, at www.wisconsinswimming.org.

The most recent 2017 statistics show 7,315 year-round athletes within Wisconsin Swimming. In the Central Zone, there were 83,865 athletes, and Wisconsin Swimming is the fifth largest of the 15 Central Zone LSCs. There are currently 71 clubs within Wisconsin Swimming that are year round registered USA Swimming Clubs. Some of these clubs are also YMCA clubs. In 2017, there were 371 part-time Coaches, and 84 full-time Coaches (total of 455 Coaches) affiliated with Wisconsin Swimming. There were over 384 certified USA Swimming Officials.

Wisconsin Swimming is governed by the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates is comprised of the Group Member (Club) Representative, the Group Member Athlete Representative, the Coach Representative, at-Large House Members, and the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors consists of the following members, elected by the House of Delegates or appointed by the General Chair:

  • General Chair (equivalent to the President of an organization)
  • Administrative Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Age Group Chair
  • Senior Chair
  • Registration/Membership Chair
  • Finance Chair
  • Technical Planning Chair
  • Officials’ Chair
  • Safety Chair
  • Sanction Chair
  • Safe Sport Chair
  • Diversity Chair
  • Disability Chair

In addition, three members of the Board of Directors are elected by their constituencies:

  • Athletes’ Representatives
  • Senior Athletes’ Representative
  • Coaches’ Representatives

The Executive Committee consists of the General Chair, Administrative Chair, Senior Chair, Age Group Chair, Finance Chair, Senior Athlete Representative and Coach Representative.

The House of Delegates and Board of Directors hold their annual meetings in April and their regular meetings are held on the fourth Tuesdays of January and October. Meeting dates may be changed by a majority vote of the House of Delegates. Dates, times location and agendas are posted on the Wisconsin Swimming website, at least two weeks prior to the meeting. All meetings of the House of Delegates, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee are open to the Wisconsin Swimming membership, except when Executive (closed) meetings are required, as per the bylaws.

Details on additional Wisconsin Swimming Committees, the elected members of the Board of Directors and the LSC House of Delegates Representatives can be found on the website, at www.wisconsinswimming.org.

Please visit the USA Swimming website, at www.usaswimming.org, for more information regarding competitive swimming. To find a Wisconsin Swimming Club near you, please visit the club locator on the USA Swimming website at 

http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1577&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en.

Thank you for your interest in Wisconsin Swimming, USA Swimming and the sport of competitive swimming.

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