LSC Coach Mentorship Program

Purpose: Create a coach mentoring program for club coaches in the LSCs.


Many successful coaches talk about how they were mentored earlier in their career. This program is intended to create a practical and affordable means to connect younger inexperienced coaches with a veteran coach to aid in the development and education of the coach. 


Funding: $60,000 for the program in 2016


This program is to be jointly funded between USA Swimming and an LSC. The LSC can apply for a grant of up to $4,000. The LSC must support the program with a matching amount equal to a minimum of 50% of the money requested from USA Swimming. (Example: if requesting $4,000 from USA Swimming the LSC must match with a minimum amount of $2,000). Preference will be given to LSCs that support the program with an even matching amount. Depending on the number of LSCs that apply, USA Swimming may attempt to spread the funding available to more LSCs.


Preference is given to disbursing the grant from USA Swimming to the LSC in one payment at the end of the year upon timely submittal of the appropriate paperwork. However, an LSC may request 50% of the grant money be disbursed to the LSC at the beginning of the program. LSCs will be required to submit an accounting of any expenses that they paid out to coaches/clubs prior to receiving the final payment from USA Swimming.


Time Line:

December 1, 2015
Grant proposals from LSC are due to the USA Swimming office
December 18, 2015 Announcement of LSCs selected
December 12, 2016 Report Due to USA Swimming office on the program (what worked & what didn't)
December 19, 2016 Final reimbursement request due to USA Swimming accounting department

Each LSC shall come up with their own criteria of how the program is to be administered.


For detailed information about setting up an LSC program & more information click here


Please contact Morgan Weinberg ( with any questions.

2016 Recipients

The 2016 LSC Coach Mentorship Grant recipients are:



Allegheny Mountain




Middle Atlantic


New England

North Carolina

Oklahoma/N. Texas


South Carolina



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