October 15, 2012
earns recognition as a Level 2 program by USA
Perhaps you noticed the Level 2 logo at the top of the Memphis Thunder home page and asked yourself - what's that all about? We're glad you asked.
The USA Swim Club Recognition Program is a working blueprint for developing strong, stable, financially sound and athletically productive organizations.
Designed over a two year period by USA Swimming's Club Development Committee, this voluntary program presents four levels of achievement across four component areas deemed critical to long-term club success. The program encourages clubs to establish organizational goals and to benchmark their progress toward those goals.
The ultimate objective of the program is to strengthen the club system in USA Swimming by guiding clubs through a development process that ultimately positions the program and its coaches to better serve athletes.
The Club Development Committee looked at many different factors that helped create "great" clubs. The committee grouped all of the factors into four major component areas:
- Business & Organizational Success
- Parent & Volunteer Development
- Coach Development & Education
- Athlete Development & Performance
Memphis Thunder has completed Levels 1 & 2 on it way to Level 4 certification.