Board Members & Officials

2019 BOARD MEMBERS

Please email if you can join the WASC board to ensure more years of WASC. We are a parent-run organization.

  • Dietrich Drenkow........….................................... President

  • Janet McCullough ........................................... Officiating/Policy Expert

  • Cyndi Canney .................................................... Treasurer

  • Kevin Rohne......................................................... Computer/Registration (non-Board)

  • Mindy Hart ........................................................... Communications/Website

  • Rebecca Smith/Jill Schwickerath............. Clothing

  • Christa Leary ...................................................... Sponsorships

  • Emilie Drenkow ................................................ Volunteer Coordinator

  • Sue Eckerman.................................................... Concessions Coordinator

2018 BOARD MEMBERS

  • Angie Ellerbroek .............................................. President/Computer/Registration/Website

  • Janet McCullough ........................................... Officiating/Policy Expert

  • Cyndi Canney .................................................... Treasurer

  • Danielle Mummelthei..................................... Communications/Clothing

  • Rebecca Smith ................................................. Transportation/Clothing

  • Mitch Roose ....................................................... Sponsorships

  • Emilie Drenkow ................................................ Volunteer Coordinator

  • Sue Eckerman.................................................... Concessions Coordinator

OFFICIALS

Our officials are a key link to the success of our program. We applaud their steadying ability in directing each meet and their willingness to explain to a swimmer their error thus allowing them to improve their skills. Caroline Moffatt, BSSC Manager

  • Janet McCullough

  • Mitch Roose

Every Big Six Swim Club intrasquad meet must have a minimum number of officials — you can recognize them by their white shirts and blue shorts. They are parents volunteering their talents, with a little extra training. If you are interested in being an official, you do get costs for official dues reimbursed by the club. Talk with Janet McCullough for more information -- the requirements for being an official may be completed in the winter well before our season begins. Our summer meets must have at least 4 officials to qualify as a "sanctioned" meet. If a meet is sanctioned, it means the meet was run according to USA swimming guidelines, and qualifying times achieved allow swimmers to be eligible for Silvers or State. The officials’ responsibilities are numerous...below are a few.

  • REFEREE: The meet referee is the head official. He/She assigns zones to each of the other personnel for watching swim technique, making sure that the pool is clear after each event, signing every DQ form, knowing all of the rules and ensuring that they are followed, instructing the timers and coaches, etc.

  • STARTER: The starter must make sure that all swimmers can have the best start possible. They announce the event, make sure that swimmers are prepared to mount the blocks, etc. They also watch technique once swimmers are in the water.

  • STROKE AND TURN: These officials watch swimmers in their zones to confirm that everyone is swimming per the rules stated by USA Swimming. They must raise their hand before writing a DQ, and always give swimmers the benefit of the doubt.

  • ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIAL: These officials know how to run the meet. They review results and compare order of finish to the timer results, and they investigate any results that seems peculiar.