The American Swimming Coaches’ Association (ASCA), which provides education to and advocacy for swim coaches in the United States, has elected 5 new members to the Board of Directors.
The new class will make up a third of the participants in a 15-member board, with each serving a term of 3 years, with a maxium of 2 consecutive years on the Board.
New Board of Directors Members, 2020:
- Doug Wharam – Associate head coach, Nashville Aquatic Club
- Mike Murray – Program director/Co-head coach, Victor Swim Club
- Braden Holloway – Head coach, North Carolina State University
- Megan Oesting – Owner, head coach, Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation
- Mitch Dalton – Assistant coach, University of Texas women’s team, former USA Swimming National Junior Team Program Director
The outgoing list of coaches includes Vice Presidents Chuck Warner and Kathleen Prindle, Michael Lawrence of the Lake Forest Swim Club, Kim Ferretti, and Gregg Troy, the former head coach at the University of Florida.
With the departure of both Prindle and Ferretti, the newly-appointed Oesting becomes the only female on the ASCA Board of Directors among 15 members.
Oesting has quickly built her EISF team since she created it in 2016. In less than 5 years, it has expanded to 3 sites, had over 25 swims in the USA Swimming Top 100 All Time National Age Group Swims, had a swimmer break a National Age Group Record, and has been given many national speaking and coaching appointments.
The vote happened as part of the ongoing ASCA Cyber World Clinic, which is running from September 13-20.
The new Board of Directors members will work with a new-look ASCA staff. CEO Steve Roush announced that he will leave the organization on October 15 after less than a year in that role; the organization’s COO Paris Jacobs has also resigned.