Women Coaching In Governance Program


USA Swimming is proud to announce the unveiling of a NEW program, developed by women coach leaders in our sport, geared towards identifying, educating, supporting and mentoring women coaches who wish to be more involved in organizational government. 

This program will include a 10-week course and year-long fellowship, both of which will begin at the start of the new season in September. In addition, all coaches who are accepted into this program are encouraged to attend the 2023 USA Swimming Workshop presented by LiveBarn in April 2023.*

Each LSC will have the opportunity to nominate one coach for this program. If you are an interested Montana Swimming coach, please contact the MT Co-Coach Representatives Jessica Marshall and Caty Flikkema.

To qualify for nomination, coaches must:

  • Identify as a woman;
  • Have a minimum of five years coaching experience;
  • Have one year or less of governance work within the organization;
  • Be available to attend the 2023 USA Swimming Workshop presented by LiveBarn;
  • Be a current USA Swimming coach member in good standing.

The 10-week course will meet on Tuesday's from 12-1 p.m. EST. Topics will include:

  • September 13, 2022 - Why We Need You in Governance
  • September 20, 2022 - How to Take Ownership of Being the Only Female in the Room
  • September 27, 2022 - Career Growth and Development
  • October 4, 2022 - Learning from Female Officials 
  • October 11, 2022 - Business 101
  • October 18, 2022 - Female Head Coaches
  • October 25, 2022 - LSC Governance and Structure
  • November 1, 2022 - USA Swimming Committees and Working Groups
  • November 8, 2022 - Career Reflections
  • November 15, 2022 - Course Wrap-Up and What is Next

Nominations are now open and will close August 15, 2022. 

*Costs for the USA Swimming Workshop presented by LiveBarn are encouraged to be covered by the LSC.

Additional questions can be directed towards Beth Winkowski at [email protected].