Pacific Northwest Swimming has the following committees that support the LSC.

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Age Group Committee

Kara Forbis

Coordinate and develop age group program policies, programs and positions

Athletes Committee

Athlete Rep

Responsible for the publication of an athletes' newsletter and shall undertake such other activities (a) delegated

Audit Committee  

Deborah Soper

To provide technical and operational direction for the annual audit of PNS finances, to serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors and the external audit team, and to ensure that the highest levels of accountability are applied to all financial procedures.

Awards Committee

Alice Godfred

Plan and organize an annual PNS Awards Banquet

Budget/Finance Committee  

Deborah Soper

Coordinators and prepare and present a proposed budget for consideration and approval by the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates.

Coaches Committee

Coach Rep

Shall undertake such activities (a) delegated to it by the Board of Directors or the General Chair or (b) undertaken by the committee as being in the best interests of the Coach Members.

Disability Swimming Committee

Kiko VanZandt

Coordinate and develop Disability Swimming policies and positions in support of the Age Group Vice Chair.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Emily Murray

To assist USA Swimming in creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.

Electronic Publications Committee


Develop and maintain electronic publication policies and procedures including domain ownership, website hosting, LSC email address assignment, website structure and ‘look and feel’, and website contributor responsibilities and access control.

Executive Committee  

John Skroch

To act for the Board of Directors and the LSC between meetings of the Board and the House of Delegates.

Governance Committee


To provide on-going evaluation of the structure of PNS in order to promote optimal business process and accountability, and to provide best practice guidance and support to the LSC Board of Directors and Committee Members as requested.

Hall of Fame Committee

John Skroch

Development and maintenance of the PNS Hall of Fame recognizing distinguished performance or service of athletes, coaches and other PNS members

Meet Sanctioning Committee

Linda Vicik

Coordinates the sanctioning of all meets held with in the LSC boundaries.

Meet Scheduling Committee

Suzanne Rychlik

Develop procedures and policies with respect to the meet sanctioning and approval in support of the Program Operations Vice Chair.

Officials Committee  

Nick Siripipat

To conduct programs to recruit, educate, train and certify a diverse team of USA Swimming officials to provide the highest quality and consistent officiating for athletes at all levels of swimming.

Open Water Swimming Committee

Mike Murphy

Coordinate and develop Open Water program policies and positions in support of the Senior Vice Chair.

Personnel Committee

John Skroch

Conducts the yearly evaluation of the PNS Office staff.

Program Development Committee  

Alice Godfred

To develop and implement programs that help build, support and educate LSC member clubs.

Safe Sport Committee

Carl Baber

To plan, implement and coordinate USA Swimming’s commitment to safeguard the physical, mental and emotional well-being of all of its members, with an emphasis on the welfare of its athlete members.

Safety Committee  

Carl Baber

 To plan, implement and coordinate USA Swimming's Operational Risk Committee mission to provide a proactive environment regarding assessment of risks, guideline developments and educational requirements.

Senior Committee

Garrett McCaffrey

Coordinate and develop Senior program policies, programs and positions.

Technical Planning Committee  

John Skroch

Responsible for long-range planning regarding the swimming programs conducted by PNS, the continuing review and development of the PNS philosophy and for advising other committees and divisions regarding the technical aspects of those programs, implementation of that philosophy in the context of PNS’s swimming programs and of the sport of swimming generally.

Click here to see the committee members, meeting dates and meeting minutes.  If you are interested in attending a meeting please contact the respective committee chair.