|The ultimate tough guy,|
and no I don't think I am Jonathan E
What I am writing about is the conforming and the thumb of USA Swimming pressing down on me/us. I am headed to the convention in September, and I am hoping to get a feel for the organization from the administrative angle. It has been 10 years since I have been to the convention, and I feel like there has been a lot of change.
I am worried about the loss of some individualism at the LSC and club levels. I feel like one of our founding fathers who argued about states rights vs. federalism. Right now we are drifting toward the "federalism" of our sport. I don't feel like this is a good thing. There are some things that should be taken care of by USA Swimming, and some things that should be handled by the LSC, and others that should be handled at the club level. Lately, however, more and more things are being dictated by USA Swimming, and less is being left up to the LSC's and clubs.