Tonight SPMA (The Southern Pacific Masters Association LMSC) is going to have its usual monthly meeting and what is on the agenda tonight is whether a Coach should be banned from SPMA events but no one has put it on the agenda.
I am going to vote against the ban because I don't like family strife.
Here are the minutes from the SPMA - Grievance Committee along with their recommendations:
The Grievance Committee went into deliberations between 8:00 pm and 9:15 pm. Discussion included consideration of all submitted documents as well as the statements and rebuttal testimony given by the Petitioner and the Respondent during the hearing.In accordance with the USMS LMSC Grievance Procedure, the Committee agreed that the grievance submitted by the Petitioner has merit and therefore is not dismissed. The Committee also agreed that the Respondent’s membership with SPMA should not be suspended but respectfully makes the following recommendation:For the period of 12 months between November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2011, the Respondent shall:
- Not be allowed to compete in SPMA/SPMS sanctioned events – this includes both pool competitions and open water competitions
- Not be allowed to hold any SPMA/SPMS elected or appointed office, nor be a member of any SPMA/SPMS committee or sub-committee
- Not be allowed a vote on SPMA/SPMS business conducted during LMSC meetings
- Not be allowed to represent a club or group for purposes of SPMA/SPMS businessThe Committee further recommends that the Respondent not be prevented from coaching for an SPMA/SPMS club and be on deck as a coach during SPMA/SPMS-sanctioned competitions during this time period and that the Respondent not be excluded from competing in non-SPMA/SPMS competitions and events.