Our Mission

To inspire our Athletes to
achieve 
success in swimming and in life within a safe environment.

 


 


Our Vision

Compete. Succeed. Lead.
One Stroke at a Time


 


 

Athletes

The Athlete Committee is made up of the Club Athlete Representatives and led
by the Senior and Junior Athlete Representatives. The athletes help the LSC
determine what to do more of, what to change, and how the athletes can better
be served by the LSC.

 

Athlete Committee
The Athlete Committee is made up of the Club Athlete Representatives and led by the Senior and Junior Athlete Representatives. The athletes help the LSC determine what to do more of, what to change, and how the athletes can better be served by the LSC.

Club Athlete Representative
The Club Athlete Representative is responsible for being the voice of the athletes on their club team and attending the annual athlete meetings. Their role is to take ideas and feedback from their club team to the Athlete Committee and vice versa. 

Appointment: Club Athlete Representatives are appointed by their respective club coach.

Junior Athlete Representative
The Junior Athlete Representative is an elected position and serves on the North Dakota Swimming Board of Directors. Their role is to help the Senior Athlete Representative lead the Athlete Committee and be the voice of the athletes for the LSC.

Voting: The Junior Athlete Representative is elected at the Long Course Senior State meet by the Club Athlete Representatives in attendance and one coach per club team. Clubs with less than 200 registered athletes will receive one athlete vote. Clubs with 201 to 450 registered athletes will receive two athlete votes. Clubs with more than 451 registered athletes will receive three athlete votes. An Athlete-At-Large may also be appointed each year in addition to the elected Junior Athlete Representative. 

Campaigning: Posters on deck and social media promotion is allowed and encouraged. Subjective words or slogans referring to another candidate, swimmer, team, etc. are not allowed. The last day to announce your candidacy is two weeks before the Senior State meet.

Senior Athlete Representative
The Senior Athlete Representative is the previous year’s Junior Athlete Representative. Their role is to be the leader of the Athlete Committee and serve as the voice of the athletes for the LSC.

Voting: The Junior Athlete Representative automatically becomes the Senior Athlete Representative after the completion of their term as the Junior Athlete Representative. There is no second vote.


Elected Athlete Representatives Information
 

Nominations due by February 28

*Nomination for Junior Athlete Representative to North Dakota Board of Directors
*Each club may submit one nomination for Junior Athlete Representative - clubs have received their nomination ballot
*At the time of election/appointment, the Athlete Representative must
(a) be an athlete member in good standing;
(b) be at least a sophomore in high school or at least 16 years of age,
(c) be currently competing, or have competed within the three (3) immediately preceding years,
in the program of swimming conducted by North Dakota Swimming or another LSC;
(d) have his or her place of permanent residence in the Territory and expect to reside therein throughout
at least the first half of the term (other than periods of enrollment in an institution of higher education).
*Before submitting any athlete for the position, be sure you have athlete and athlete's parent approval,
know that athlete is able to attend the USAS Convention in September and
have athlete understanding that attendance at BOD and HOD is part of the job description
*Nomination form will be open February 5-29, 2020
*Election (by online ballot) will be open March 10-31
(a) One vote per club.
(b) Each club will solicit votes from their athletes, age 13 and over.
(c) The Junior Athlete Representative elected shall be determined by a majority of the club votes submitted.

Athlete Representative Job Description
1. Serve as liaison between athletes and BOD and HOD and undertake activities in best interest of athletes and sport of swimming
2. Two representatives attend the USA Swimming Convention. Senior Athlete Rep votes at Convention
3. Senior Athlete Rep chairs the Athletes Committee
4. Senior Athlete Rep facilitates with Senior Vice-Chair the elections for Junior Athlete Rep. Nominations and voting to be done electronically and take place prior to the ND Spring HOD meeting.
5. Senior Athlete Rep is a member of the Executive Committee and Budget Committee
6. Representatives serve as members of various Board of Director standing committees as appointed by General Chair
7. All athlete representatives serve a two-year term, with a Junior Athlete elected every year, and the athlete serving the second year becoming the Senior Athlete Representative.