Mission:  Metropolitan Swimming shall promote, develop and improve competitive swimming through education, support and opportunities for participation to a diverse swimming community.
Vision:  To inspire and provide quality opportunities for our members to achieve excellence in the sport of competitive swimming.
Metropolitan Swimming stands with our community against racist actions, incendiary statements, and violence against any person. This means we must engage individuals throughout our member community in tough conversations about inequalities, identify the signs of systematic racism, and share proven solutions.

Metropolitan Swimming Governance Committee Page

Governance Chair
Jeff Chu - [email protected]

Governance Committee Members


Name Affiliation Membership First Elected Term Ends Eligible for 
Jeff Chu HAUP Chair 2023 2025 Yes
Allen Wone SSC Non-Athlete 2023 2025 Yes
George Fleckenstein  IA Non-Athlete 2023 2025 Yes
Kyle Wilson SSC Athlete 2023 2025 Yes
Iliana Bitis YFD Non-Athlete 2023 2025 Yes
Larry Miele TVSC Non-Athlete 2023 2024 Yes
Robert Frawley NYAC Athlete 2023 2024 Yes
Julie Chen BAD Non-Athlete Appointed Oct. 2023 2024 Yes
Vacant NA NA NA 2024 NA





  • To assist in periodic evaluation of the mission and vision statements and the Bylaws of MRSI;
  • To aid in the development of operating policies regarding conflict of interest (Board and staff), document retention, ethics, whistle-blower, procurement, contract review, grievance and other employment-related practices, etc.;
  • To aid in the development of personnel practices procedure including job descriptions and annual review of staff;
  • To ensure that the Board’s focus remains on the strategic plan;
  • To aid in the development of expectations and processes for accountability of Board members;
  • To develop criteria for the qualities and required characteristics of Board officers;
  • To lead Board succession planning by assessing current and anticipated needs for Board composition and identifying and recruiting potential Board members;
  • To nominate Board members, Administrative Review Board members, and other coordinator or chair positions to be elected by the House of Delegates consistent with the matrix of skills, demographics, and talents needed;
  • To publish the slate of candidates to the MRSI membership at least twenty (20) days prior to the election. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the House of Delegates by voting members of the House of Delegates;
  • To design and implement Board orientation and an ongoing program of Board education and development; and
  • To lead periodic assessment of the Board’s performance (as a whole and of individual members) and make recommendations to enhance Board effectiveness