December 22, 2017
Club Recognition Program
Have you ever wondered what "great" clubs do to be great? That question is at the heart of the Club Recognition Program (or CRP) from USA Swimming. It provides club members a working blueprint for developing a strong, stable, financially sound and athletically productive organization.
The CRP is designed by USA Swimming's National Club Development Committee comprised primarily of coaches. It is a voluntary program with four levels of achievement across four component areas deemed critical to long-term club success (Level IV is the highest level). It encourages clubs to establish organizational goals and to benchmark their progress toward those goals. There are different CRP programs based on the type of organization: parent-governed club, coach owned club, or institutionally owned club.
The ultimate objective is to strengthen the club system by guiding club leaders through a development process that positions the program and its coaches to better serve athletes.
The MN Swimming Technical Planning (charged with responsibility for advancing the Competitive Excellence initiative) has set a goal for all clubs to be at least Level 1 recognized in this quad (ending August 2020). Why? Strong, stable, financially sound clubs have a positive affect on athlete performance.
So here is where things start. The following clubs have achieved CRP status. Congratulations to...
To learn more how to get started or to earn an advanced CRP level see more information here from USA Swimming. Or contact MN Swimming Executive Director, Bob Crunstedt, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.