Upcoming Regional CLBMS Courses Announced


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.  


Each class is limited to the FIRST 15 registered and will be a 6 hour course -- the CLASS IS FREE .  To Register email Dave Thomas at dthomas@usaswimming.org with number of participants attending.

Jan 31 Atlanta, GA  5-11 pm  Stand Alone Class
Feb 1 Raleigh, NC 4-10 pm Stand Alone Class
Feb 2 Lexington, KY 5-11 pm Stand Alone Class
Apr 6 Indian River, FL After All Star meet
Approx. 1-6 pm
With All-Star Meet
***not confirmed***
Apr. 27 South Carolina TBA

With Swimposium

May 11 Baton Rouge, LA 1-7 pm With Regional Coaches Clinic

January 31st
Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport South/Sullivan Road
2020 Sullivan Road,
College Park, Georgia 30337 USA
Phone: 1-770-994-3666 Fax: 1-770-994-0855

February 1st
Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/RTP
2750 Slater Road,
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560 USA
Phone: 1-919-468-2660 Fax: 1-919-481-0017

February 2nd
Residence Inn Lexington South/Hamburg Place
2688 Pink Pigeon Parkway,
Lexington, Kentucky 40509 USA
Phone: 1-859-263-9979 Fax: 1-859-263-9942

April 6th
Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL. 34981 

April 27th
To Be Determined

May 11th
Baton Rouge River Center
275 South River Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802