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Minutes from GHSSCA meeting on Saturday, September 8th 2012 at Marist

* The meeting began a little after 10:00 am – approximately 30 individuals were present
* Welcome: Greg Puckett announced the board members for GHSSCA and welcomed all coaches.
* Treasurers Report:

beginning balance 8/31/11 - $161.10

dues & interest (2011-12) - $1874.21

expenses (2011-12) - $1808.73

ending balance - $226.58


* Old Business:

     - Report from Spring GHSA Executive Meeting – Greg Puckett & Pete Higgins

                                - approval of recommended split of State meets – 6A and 5A-A

                                - approval of recommended changes to State Qualifying times

                                                Boys 200 Medley Relay from 1:52 to 1:51             Girls 200 Medley Relay from 2:08 to 2:07

                                                Boys 200 freestyle from 1:56 to 1:55                      Girls 200 freestyle from 2:08 to 2:07

                                                Boys 200 Free Relay from 1:41.5 to 1:40               Girls 200 Frey Relay from 1:54 to 1:53

                                                Boys 100 breaststroke from 1:08.5 to 1:07             Girls 100 breaststroke from 1:16 to 1:15

                                                Boys 400 Free Relay from 3:46 to 3:44                  Girls 400 Free Relay from 4:14 to 4:12

                                - denied recommendation to score top 20 instead of top 16

     - concerns about website – State records & Top 10 times incorrect

     - discussed concerns about officials – mostly concerns about State meet

                                                - concern with more DQ’s in Finals than in Prelims of State meet

                - issues during regular season -Coaches need to fill out ‘unsatisfactory officiating report’ found on

    GHSA website under ‘forms’ section

     - All State selection – would be helpful to publish a ‘combined’ meet results so coaches/public can clearly see determination of  All State

* New Business---

     - Glenn Meeden resigned from Vice-President position and Charles Todd (Dalton) was selected to fill remainder of elected term of Vice-President

     - encouraged coaches to let teams know about new Swimming & Diving Web Talk Show – “The Sunday Night Swim Show”

                - Coaches encouraged to send info about ‘big meets’ or interesting stories to Matt Murphy or Kevin Cargill

     - Website – Matt Murphy

                - suggestion was made to password protect Invitational Information – Matt is going to look into limiting the actual posting of  Invitational info

- the list of current coaches needs to be ‘cleaned up’ and Matt asked for volunteers to help with the process

     - info on State meet was provided by Franke Marsden & Matt Murphy

Feb. 8, 2013 9:00 a.m. Diving Finals – A through 5A (warmup at 7:00 a.m.)

Feb. 8, 2013 9:00 a.m. Swim Prelims – A through 5A (warmup at 7:00 a.m.)

Feb. 8, 2013 6:30 p.m. Swim Prelims – AAAAAA (warmup at 5:00 p.m.)

Feb. 9, 2013 9:00 a.m. Diving Finals – AAAAAA (warmup at 7:00 a.m.)

Feb. 9, 2013 1:00 p.m. Swim Finals – A through 5A (warmup at 11:00 a.m.)

Feb. 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. Swim Finals – AAAAAA (warmup at 4:30 p.m.)

     - Solicited ideas for how GHSSCA can help support our new and veteran coaches during the season

- encourage contacting of Mentor coaches listed on website

- additions/subtractions to list of Mentor coaches were solicited

- concern expressed about needing more dive meet opportunities

- suggestion was made to post list of middle school programs

     - set date and location for Spring meeting – Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at The Marist School


     - don’t forget GHSA online rules clinic

     - coaches are encouraged to go through login process on website prior to start of season

     - coaches are encouraged to join the GHSSCA Facebook group