Swim Clubs

CLUB LEADERSHIP & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL

What makes a good swim club? Leadership, shared team philosophy, cohesive coaching staff, board and parent support, organization, solid financial plan, and overall teamwork. Learn about all of these at an upcoming Club Leadership and Business Management School.

 

USA Swimming offers this unique workshop for club coaches and board members to learn how to be effective in leading and governing their teams. Coaches and board members work to­gether in learning about new strategies to improve their clubs.

 

This course is required for all new clubs. However, it is also highly recommended for all existing pro­grams.If you are a Board Governed program it is also recommended that both the Board Chair and the Head Coach attend.

 

Course Outline:

I.General Principles
II. Basics for All Clubs

• Mission and structure

• Head Coach roles & responsibilities

• Finances, budgets and fundraising

• Evaluation and assessment

• Staff & BOD responsibilities

III. Principles of Governance

• Basics

• Operating the club board

• Building the future club board

During the course you will learn:

  • The ten basic responsibilities of a board.
  • The three legal responsibilities of nonprofit boards.
  • Effective ways to communicate on your team.
  • How to more effectively recruit and retain volunteers.
  • Characteristics of an effective board-staff partnership.
  • How to govern more and manage less. 

Click here for the information flyer on the Club Leadership & Business Management School.  

UPCOMING CLBMS COURSE LOCATIONS

Middle Atlantic Swimming
Location: Upper Dublin Township Municipal Bldg, 801 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington, PA
Date / Time: 4/25/2014
CLBMS open to all clubs. To be held from 4-8pm. For additional information contact Sue Anderson.

Advanced registration required.

Registration deadline: April 21, 2014 www.maswim.org.

For directions click here.

Iowa Swimming
Location: North Liberty Rec Center, 520 W Cherry, North Liberty, IA
Date / Time: 4/26/2014
CLBMS open to all clubs. To register and for additional information contact Elaine Sortor Phone: 563-391-5832 / Free / To be held from 9am-2pm

For additional information click here.

Potomac Valley Swimming
Location: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA
Date / Time: 4/26/2014
CLBMS open to all clubs. For additional information contact Peter Clark Phone: 719-866-3561 / Free / To be held from 8am-4pm
South Carolina Swimming
Location: TBD
Date / Time: 4/27/2014
CLBMS open to all clubs. For additional information contact Dave Thomas Phone: 719-866-3573 / Limited to the FIRST 15 registered. Email with the number of people who will attend.
Colorado Swimming
Location: Philip Miller Public Library, 100 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO
Date / Time: 5/10/2014
CLBMS open to all clubs. For additional information contact Bill Krumm Phone: 719-866-3582 / To be held from 9:30am-4:30pm / Free Class / Registration deadline: 5/2/2014 / Kim O'Shea Phone: 720-612-4203
Louisiana Swimming
Location: Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
Date / Time: 5/11/2014
CLBMS open to all clubs. For additional information contact Dave Thomas Phone: 719-866-3573 / Limited to the FIRST 15 registered. Email with the number of people who will attend. / To be held from 1-7 pm
Central States Clinic
Location: Marriott Hotel, Oak Brook, IL
Date / Time: 5/15/2014
CLBMS open to all clubs. To register and for additional information contact Randy Julian Phone: 719-866-3578 / Fee: $20 per participant / To be held May 15 & 16, 2014 from 6pm-9pm (both sessions needed)

You must register through the Central States Clinic even if you are not attending the Coaches' Clinic Click here for additional information.