2018 Leadership Summit

MS Swimming was represented by athletes Cait Chandler (BEST) and Adam Eckstein (VSA) at the inaugural Leadership Summit held in Houston, TX.  Brian Ware (Makos) also attended as our LSC coach representative.  

USA Swimming's  first-ever Leadership Summit  was hosted by the Executive Committee and Athlete Leadership Task Force in partnership with Gulf Swimming and the University of Houston.  The summit was developed "by athletes for athletes" in collaboration with Forward Progress Athletics Consulting to provide an interactive curriculum on leadership values and skills.

The summit was led by an all-female coaching staff including:

  • Pam Swander from South Carolina Swim Club
  • Allison Beebe from Santa Clara Swim Club
  • Crystal Coleman from Penn Charter Aquatic Club
  • Olga Espinosa from St. Croix Swim Club
  • Alexis Keto from New Trier Aquatics
  • Kate Lundsten from Aquajets Swim Team.

Each LSC sent two athlete and one coach to participate in the event.