General Chairman's Report
April 23, 2003

Proposed Rules and Regulations
Article 514, pages 131 and 132 of the 2003 USA Swimming rules and Regulations, provides written information about submitting proposed amendments to the USA swimming Rules and Regulations Committee. Deadline date for submitting written proposals is May 15.

All proposed amendments should be submitted to Don Hart, Chair of the Rules and Regulations Committee. Don has specified that his preferred way to receive amendments, especially on the longer ones, is via e-mail. He will acknowledge receipt of all e-mail legislation. E-mail and written address for Don:

Don Hart
322 E. 36th Place
Kennewick, WA 99337
home phone: 509-585-8130
office phone: 509-372-2991

Presidential at Large Appointments
According to USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, the President may appoint up to ten percent (10%) of the total membership as at large members of the USA Swimming House of Delegates. One-fourth (1/4) of all those appointed shall be appointed in equal numbers from members (other than athletes) of the five Local Swimming Committees having the largest number of registered athletes as of September 1 of the prior calendar year. These five LSCs are Southern California, Illinois, Pacific, Indiana and Middle Atlantic. At large recommendations from an LSC must be submitted by the General Chairman no later than June 1 to Ron Van Pool, President USA Swimming.