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2018 - 2019 SEASON NEWS


1. September 25 – Rules interpretation (required meeting) 7 - 9 p.m. Long Island Welcome Center
2. November 7 – Pre-season Meeting
3. November 14 – Diving Clinic, 6:00 p.m. Nassau BOCES, Garden City
4. November 27 – Section VIII Relay Carnival, Nassaue County Aquatic Center - Clinic
5. January 10 – Nominating/Business Meeting
6. January 29 – General Election Meeting
7. March 1, 2 – NY State Boys Swimming and Diving Championships - NCAC
8. March 9 – Annual Recognition Dinner Meeting - Heritage Club at Bethpage

Active members are required to attend a minimum of three (3) meetings and/or clinics.
As prescribed in Article I of the By-Laws, attendance at a rules interpretation meeting is required.


Presenting the award is (left to right) Kevin Bishop, award committee member,
George Fleckenstein, LISOA president; John Protano, Jr,
and Jane Reilly, award committee member.

Garden City senior, John Protano Jr. was presented the Long Island Swimming Officials Association 2019 Scholar-Athlete Award. This $1000.00 award has been provided by the LISOA for over 25 years to a senior swimmer or diver who has competed for their Long Island high school during the winter season and will be attending an accredited University or College.



Shoreham-Wading River HS Senior Jason Louser
presented with the Section XI Most Outstanding Competitor Award
by LISOA Vice President Ray Willie and Secretary Christine Zimmet.

Jason's winning time of 4 minutes, 28.34 seconds in the 500-yard freestyle, broke the county record of 4:31.62 that he set in 2017. He also won the 100 breast with a time of 55.54.

“Looking back on the ten years I have been swimming on Long Island, I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I have been given to achieve my goals. The swimming community on Long Island is so supportive and strong. From learning to swim, to competing on a national level, the coaches, officials, and volunteers have all played an important role in my success. I am proud to represent Long Island now and in the future. I cannot thank everyone enough for all your support throughout the years.”


Jake Newmark receiving the Section VIII Most Outstanding
Competitor Award from association president George Fleckenstein.

Breaking two Nassau County Boy's Swimming records, Garden City junior, Jake Newmark was selected as the Most Outstanding Competitor at the 2019 Nassau County High School Swimming Championships. Jake set two Section VIII records winning the 200 yard freestyle and the 500 yard freestyle where he achieved an All-American time.



Lindenhurst Boy's Swimming Coach Brian Washington (left)
receives the 2019 Section XI Team Sportsmanship Award
from association president George Fleckenstein.

The 2019 Section XI Boy's Swimming Team Sportsmanship Award was presented to the Bulldogs of Lindenhurst High School. Lindenhurst was the top voted school in Suffolk County for their display of sportsmanship during the season by the members of the Long Island Swimming Officials Association. The LISOA has officiated high school swimming on Long Island since 1957 and annually presents the Team Sportsmanship Award.


This year, Section VIII Boys High School Swimming had a tie for the Team Sportsmanship Award. Both Farmingdale and Great Neck North High Schools were honored for their impressive display of Sportsmanship during the 2018-19 season.

Farmingdale High School coach Ken Ilchuk accepting the award. Presenting are LISOA President George Fleckenstein (left) and Sportsmanship chairman Doug Virkus (right).
Great Neck North High School captains receive the Team Sportsmanship Award from association president George Fleckenstein (left) and Sportsmanship chairman Doug Virkus (right).