Many successful competitive swimming programs in the United States are coach or privately owned. These teams are legally structured one of several ways. Traditionally there have been numerous sole proprietor and partnership arrangements. Increasingly, the limited liability corporations (LLC) is a popular choice. An LLC combines selected corporate and partnership characteristics while still maintaining status as a legal entity distinct from its owners.
For additional information on any topic in this section, contact your Sport Development Consultant , take the Club Leadership and Business Management School online 101 course, and/or plan to attend a Club Leadership and Business Management School 201 in-person course when it is offered in your area.
If you are considering owning your own club, there is much advance preparing and planning that needs to be done. Remember, you will be operating a business, not just coaching a swim team. Below is some information with step by step instructions to get you started.
This section contains information on four of the basic elements you need to understand to run a coach owned business.
Owning a club does not mean you don't need any help from parents. This section explains some of your options.