Business meeting: President Richard Taverano welcomed
introduced the additional elected officers Jim Reason (Duluth) Vice
President, Terry Blish (Marist) Secretary/Treasurer, and Pete Higgins
(Westminster) Training Director.
Treasurer's Report: Terry Blish gave the Treasurer's
Old business: A discussion of the State Meet was
held. There seems to be much interest in moving the 5A State Meet
Georgia Tech. All-State certificates were available for the
Unclaimed certificates will be mailed. Beginning in 2009-2010,
will be a $10.00 charge for each All-State certificate earned by
of non-member coaches.
New business: There was agreement to ask that the
qualifiers go to 10
places for both the championship and consolation finals where the
will allow for 10 lanes. Discussion was had on having "A"
(automatic) and "B" (consideration) Qualifying Times for the State
Championships, or as an alternative having separate qualifying
each school classification. This was voted down. There was
discussion of the possible state law limiting high school
under 200 miles round trip. This was tabled until a future date.
Discussion was held on possibly changing swimming/diving to a
sectional sport. This was not supported. Discussion was held
on upgrading or modifying the GHSSCA website to include blogs,
network to allow coaches to share ideas, clinics, tips, training
suggestions, and good deals for team ordering. Diving proposals
as follows: To add three meter as an event, so that divers could
participate in more than one event - No. Separate swimming and
diving and consider them as separate sports - No. Allow all
who meet the qualifying standards to participate in the state
only count the top four scoring divers from a team to score team
No. Do away with the "two submission limit" for dive sheets -
Discussed establishing a water polo league with hopes of water
becoming sanctioned by the GHSA. Discussed establishing GHSSCA
representatives throughout the state. Discussion as to our
position on the
new suits. We are in favor of not taking a definite position on
suit question at this time. Everyone seemed to like the new state
meet entry process used on the website. Everyone liked the time
frame of the 2008-2009 Junior High season and desires to continue
for next year.
A committee was formed to study the naming of
Swimmer-of-the-Year awards. David Reason, Jan Allen, Terry Blish,
Eric Brown, Colin Maloney, and Al Otte volunteered to serve on
Election of President and Secretary-Treasurer:
(Wheeler) was reelected President and Terry Blish (Marist)
was reelected to serve another term
as our Secretary-Treasurer.
High Scoring Teams: The high scoring teams in the
A-AA-AAA-AAAA 2009 State Meet were announced.
St. Pius X
St. Pius X
Coach-of-the-Year: Glenn Meeden (Lassiter) was elected
for the 5A Girls, while Greg Puckett (Brookwood) was
elected as 5A Boys Coach. In the
1-4A Schools Terry Blish (Marist) was elected as Boy's
and Karen Blackman (Greater Atlanta Christian) was elected
Congratulations to these fine coaches.
Swimmer-of-the-Year: 5A Girls is Erin Reisinger
(Walton) and Andrew Ruffing (Parkview) for the 5A Boys. In
the 1-4A Girls Kristine Polley (Sprayberry) and Will
(Greater Atlanta Christian) for the 1-4A Boys.
Fall Meeting: The Fall GHSSCA meeting will be hosted
Greater Atlanta Christian on September 12, 2009, with the GHSA
Clinic at 9:00 am; GHSSCA business meeting at 10:00 am; and
clinic to follow at 12:00 pm.