USA Swimming's 2,800-plus clubs and 400,000-plus athletes are broken up regionally into 59 Local Swimming Committees who are responsible for governing swimming in their individual regions. As our arms into the communities, these LSC's play a major role in the governance of our sport across the nation.
For this reason, improving LSC effectiveness is a top priority of USA Swimming's headquarters. USA Swimming offers several programs, documents and other information to help our LSCs become as effective as possible as we all work together to build, promote and achieve.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
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Strategic planning makes it possible for an organization to think purposefully in order to shape the future rather than merely react to it. Strategic planning is, in essence a disciplined approach to decide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Read More
LSC Consultant Visits - APPLY!
available services for lsc consultant visits:
LSC CONSULTING VISITS
Every LSC is eligible for the following workshops once per Quad.
LSC Governance Consultation:
Option #1: One-Day LSC Governance Workshop includes a 1/2 day LSC Governance Overview and a 1/2 day of LSC customized discussion topics LSCs that participate in this one-day LSC Governance Workshop are eligible for a follow up one-day LSC Strategic Planning workshop to develop an LSC strategic plan.
Option #2: One-day LSC Governance Workshop: Includes a 1/2 day LSC Governance Overview and a 1/2
day LEAP workshop working toward the completion of LEAP Level 2 or 3. LSCs that participate in this one-day LSC Governance Workshop are eligible for a follow up one-day LSC Strategic Planning workshop to develop an LSC strategic plan.
Shared Services Consultation: LSCs are eligible for a one day Shared Services Consultation with other LSCs. LSC Consultants work alongside LSCs to facilitate the development of strategic partnerships to offer programming or services that benefiting all interested LSCs. Request must be made collectively by all LSCs interested in exploring partnerships.
Please note that LSC Consultant visits should be scheduled as stand-alone events; consultants have found the programs to be most effective when they are not bundled with other LSC activities such as HOD meetings or meets.
To request LSC consulting services please contact: LSCconsulting@usaswimming.org
USA Swimming's Shared Services Workshop is a one-day workshop for two or more LSCs that express an interest in exploring shared services opportunities to more effectively serve their members. Two to four leaders from each participating LSC are invited to attend this custom designed program to study and develop shared initiatives. USA Swimming will provide workshop facilitators and materials free of charge including facilitator travel to a convenient location mutually agreed upon by the participating LSCs. The only costs for the LSCs are room rental (if applicable), lunch, and travel expenses of the LSC participants. For more information, the General Chairs of interested LSCs should contact one of our LSC Governance Consultants here.