Attendance: Forty coaches were in attendance
at the February
meeting. The key issues discussed were as follows:
Certificates: All-State Certificates were
given to the
coaches. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you may pick
up your certificates
at the September meeting.
Secretary-Treasurer's Report: Our current
$386.52. Your dues have purchased plaques for;
Coaches-of-the-Year, Top Scoring Teams in in all
classifications, GHSSCA Web site,
Stamps, Coach-of-the-Year cash awards, All-State certificates,
and New Coaches Handbook.
Dues: Please pay your $25.00 dues. Mail the
Kristina Nesbitt, 917 Fairfield Drive, Marietta, GA 30068. Our
tax ID number is
Elections: Pete Higgins (Westminster) was
Director and Richard Tavernaro (North Cobb) was elected as
elections for President and Secretary-Treasurer will take place
at the 1999 spring
Fall meeting: We will meet at Wheeler High
September 12, 1998. Jeff Rosen will be the host.
Coaching positions: Marist is looking for
Varsity Swim Coaches
for the 1998-1999 season. Contact Terry Blish at Marist.
Campbell High School in
Smyrna is seeking a Varsity Coach. Contact Christy Hood at
(770)319-3726 for further
details. Several summer league coaching positions are open.
Marsden at (404)352-3046 if you are interested.
New Coaches Notebook: Monica Erwin (Pope)
putting the book together. We will be updating the notebook.
We will make more
copies this year. Please contact Kristina Nesbitt (Holy
Innocents') if you know of a
new coach or team so enough copies can be made for the next
State meet results: The results mailed out
We went over the corrections in the girls 100 Back and the Boys
Qualifying Times and Standards for State Meet:
were discussed about how to improve the current procedure for
qualifying for the State
Meet. Al Otte (Glynn Academy) has made a formal proposal to the
GHSA that regional
qualifying meets be held with swimmers and divers advancing by
some combination of place
and performance. This proposal along with several others was
Rules: Several coaches voiced their concerns
inconsistency of the enforcement of the rules especially at the
State Meet. Pete
Higgins (Westminster) proposed that we change our forward start
rule to be consistent with
FINA, USS, and the NCAA. This proposal was supported. A
committee will be
formed to change the procedure for nominating the
Coach-of-the-Year. A report will
be given at the September meeting on this subject.
Communication: Many coaches want our meeting
published by the
GHSA and flyers sent to athletic directors as well as swim
Announcements: Doug Michalke (McEachern) is
clinics for summer league teams. Auburn University coach David
Marsh will be
instructing the swimmers along with Auburn swimmers. Call Doug
The cost is $25.00 per swimmer which includes a T-shirt, video
of the swimmer
swimming, and prizes. Franke Marsden is organizing the Kids for
Kids Meet which will
be held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on June 27, 1998.
This meet raises money
for Scotish Rite. If your would like to have your summer league
team participate or
get a team together, contact Franke at (404)352-3046.
RECOGNITION BY THE GHSSCA:
Coach-of-the-Year: Girls - Rick Creed
(Parkview); Boys -
Brook Whitmire (Duluth).
Swimmer-of-the-Year: Girl - Katie
Boys - Scott Davis (Duluth).