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2023 - 2024 SEASON NEWS

LISOA Meeting Dates

  1. Testing deadline for returning officials - Sunday, September 17, 2023
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  3. Mandatory Rules Interpretation Meeting - Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:30pm Nassau BOCES, Garden City
  4. Better and Consistent Workshop - Tuesday, October 17
  5. Pre-Season Meeting - Tuesday, November 14
  6. Section VIII Relay Carnival - Nassau County Aquatic Center - Tuesday, November 28, 2023
  7. Annual Meeting - Wednesday, January 3, 2024 - Hauppauge Library
  8. Championships Meeting - Wednesday, January 17, 2024
  9. Diving Clinic - Monday, January 29, 2024 - Nassau Aquatic Center
  10. Recognition Dinner Banquet Meeting - March 2023
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.

In Memoriam - Pete Moschen

by Bob Kersch


Pete Moeschen, a long time member of LISOA, passed away on October 25 in White River Junction, VT. He was 87. He is survived by his daughters Audrey and Diane and son John. His wife Marie predeceased him.

Peter grew up in Manhattan and then attended St. Bonaventure and Adelphi universities. While at Adelphi he was a member of that schools' swim team as well as its lacrosse team. Upon graduation from Adelphi, he became a physical education teacher in the Lindenhurst School District, where he spent his entire professional career.

Growing up in a family that was deeply immersed in camping and recreational programs for young people, Pete was a “natural” on the pool deck. His positive attitude and his caring for others was clearly evident throughout his officiating career. LISOA benefitted from his demeanor and his willingness to be of service and elected him as their president on two separate occasions.

A premier starter, Pete was the starter for over 20 Section VIII Swimming Championships. In addition, he worked on deck as an official at the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships for more than a quarter century. His talents didn’t end there though and he was selected to officiate diving at the Empire State Games for many years. His involvement with the sport of diving led to his being selected to serve on the Diving Secretariat Staff at the Diving World Cup in 1995 and the Centennial Olympic Games that were held in 1996.

His prowess with respect to interscholastic swimming and diving was recognized by the New York Certified Swimming Officials Association in 2004 when he was selected to receive its Distinguished Service Award. Pete Moeschen the man has left this physical world, but his legacy will linger for many years to come.


Distinguished Service Award Recipient Frank Dowd
flanked by previous recipients Laurette Tekverk(l) and Bob Kersch(r)

Frank has officiated interscholastic swimming and diving in New York State for 37 years. He is the immediate past president of the Long Island Swimming Officials Association and a retired member of the Suffolk County Police Department and the United States Air Force Reserves. The Award recipients are displayed on a plaque at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Frank joins seven other Long Island Swimming Officials Association members who have been previously honored: Stan Adler, Bob Kersch, Mush Masters, Jim McAllister, Peter Moeschen, Laurette Tekverk, and Doug Virkus.