This document is meant to illustrate the goals of this program over the next four years.  The goals are broken down into two different categories: Performance and Administrative.  Performance goals relate to the actual swimming and achievements of the team in the water.  Administrative goals relate to the dry side of the program: what is done to facilitate the expansion and growth of the program away from the water.

These goals should not be viewed as set in stone and can change at any time to reflect anything from early achievement of a stated goal to a change in policy or rules by USA Swimming.  The goals have been thoroughly thought out with one single purpose in mind: to take this program in the direction of being one of the very best in all of USA Swimming. 

Because something is not listed does not mean it is not implied.  You will not see any goals on this list pertaining to performance at in a summer league or high school season.  We know there are swimmers on this team who hold such goals in their minds for this season as well as in the future.  However we view goals for these particular levels of swimming as “consequence goals”.  That is to say if a swimmer is aspiring to achieve at the highest possible level they will have no problem whatsoever performing very well at lower levels.  Yet if you only aspire to be good at the lower levels of this sport your chances of breaking through that mold and also performing highly at the highest levels are not that great.  All coaches, swimmers, and parents associated with this program need to understand and get on board with the notion that each everyone should aspire to elite performance at the highest possible level.

NOTE: Each time period begins in September and ends in August.

2008-2009

Performance:
Improve upon team finish at Winter JOs (19th place in 2008)
More team qualifiers and events for Winter JOs
3 new NCSA Junior Qualifiers
5 new Sectional Qualifiers
1 New Speedo Summer Junior National Qualifier
100 swimmers participating in the summer long course program
Attend and finish in the top 10 at Summer Junior Olympics

Administrative:
Finish the fiscal year (June 30, 2009) in the black
Keep accurate financial records for more accurate budgeting in future years
Establish team travel fund to help off-set the cost of travel meets
Establish and run Long Course Swim Meet (May 2009)
Create a new source of team revenue via one-on-one stroke mechanic instruction
Create spring warm-up mechanic classes (Saturdays April-June 2009)

  2009-2010

Performance:
USA Swimming Silver Medal Club
275 Full-time team members and 45 part-time (fall or spring warm-up) members
100% meet participation
40 swimmers attend the December Meet travel trip
Top 3 at Middle Atlantic Elite Meet (Jan. 2010) in Overall Team Scoring
40 +Total Elite Meet Qualifiers
Top 3 at Winter MA Junior Olympics (March 2010) in Overall Team Scoring
40 Total Winter Junior Olympic Qualifiers
Top 5 at Middle Atlantic Mini Championships (March 2010) in Overall Team Scoring
5 NCSA Junior National Individual Qualifiers (March 2010)
3 Speedo Summer Junior National Qualifiers (August 2010 in Irvine, CA)
2 USA Swimming Summer National/World Champ Trials Qualifiers (August 2010 in Irvine, CA)
125 Summer program participants
30 swimmers participating in Summer Junior Olympics (July 2010)
Top 3 in Overall Team Scoring at Summer Junior Olympics

 

Administrative:
Maintain staff cohesion (all staff returns from 2008-09)
No raise in base team dues
Start season with family event outside of the pool setting
Send 1 coach to ASCA World Clinic (Sept. 2009 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Send all coaches to Eastern States Clinic (Oct. 2009 in Cherry Hill, NJ)
Establish two new fundraisers to benefit the Team Travel Fund
Organize special team travel meet for 12 and under team members in the spring
Organize special team travel meet for 13 and over team members in the spring
Start GPAC Learn to Swim Program to increase team revenue and team feeder program

 

 
2010-2011

Performance:
USA Swimming Silver Medal Club
1 USA Swimming Olympic Trials Qualifier
300 team members at GCIT site
55 swimmers on December team travel meet trip
60+swimmers qualified for the Middle Atlantic Elite Meet (Jan 2011)
Top 2 in overall team scoring at MA Elite Meet
50 swimmers qualified for Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics (March 2011)
Top 2 in overall team scoring at Junior Olympics
Top 2 in overall team scoring at MA Mini Championships
8 Individual NCSA Junior National Qualifiers (March 2011)
5 Swimmers qualified for 2011 World Championship Trials
5 swimmers qualified for 2011 Summer Nationals (August 2011)
140 summer program participants
60 swimmers participate in summer Junior Olympics (July 2011)
Top 2 in overall team scoring at summer Junior Olympics

Administrative:
Maintain staff cohesion from previous season
Winter Break Training Trip for 13 & Overs (Florida)
Other training trip for 12 and unders in conjunction with a swim meet
Increase overall team budget
Increase budget and reserve funds for team travel account
Send 3 coaches to ASCA World Clinic (September 2011)
Hire part-time Business Manager
Hire Learn to Swim Program Coordinator
Hire 1 additional full-time coach with various administrative duties
Open 2 nd site within the Greater Philadelphia Area with 100 total full-time swimmers
Over 100 participants per session in the Learn to Swim Program

 

2011-2012

 

Performance:
USA Swimming Silver Medal Club
Top 2 in total team scoring at MA Elite Meet (Jan. 2012)
Top 2 in total team scoring at MA JOs (March 2012)
Top 2 at MA Mini Champs (March 2012)
15 total NCSA Junior National Qualifiers
Top 10 in overall team scoring at NCSA Junior Nationals
2 additional Olympic Trials Qualifiers (3 total qualifiers)
Current or Former GPAC/GCIT team member makes Semi-finals or Finals at Trials
Win Summer Junior Olympics
200 summer program participants
70 swimmers attend summer Junior Olympics
8 swimmers qualified for summer US Open
12 swimmers qualified for summer Junior Nationals
Achieve best ever finish at summer Junior Nationals (top 12)

Administrative:
Maintain staff cohesion from previous season
Have current swimmers and families not qualified for Olympic Trials attend the event
Provide training site near Trials venue for non-participating team members in attendance
Send at least 3 additional coaches (4 total) as spectators to Olympic Trials
Raffle off a trip to Olympic Trials (tickets and airfare) to benefit GPAC Team Travel Fund
Raffle off a trip to London, England for 2012 Olympic Summer Games
500 total team members at 3 different sites (team hub at GCIT)
Training Trip outside Continental USA for 13 and overs
Florida Training Trip for 12 and unders
1 and one half years operating budget on reserve
Hire a third full-time coach/administrator/site coordinator
Over 250 Learn to Swim participants per session
Ensure full cost of travel to Olympic Trials for qualified team members covered