MARYLAND SWIMMING ADMINISTRATIVE MENTORING PLAN
TWO EASY STEPS TO CLUB IMPROVEMENT

 
Step 1: Let us give you the tools you need to become a stronger team! Do you have 2 hours for lunch and some really good conversation?

Each club in our LSC will be able to request a mentoring session with an experienced swim team administrator. Any team representative in the LSC can request a mentoring session or sessions.

There is NO FEE.

1) complete this fillable form
2) save it to your local drive
3) attach it to an email to office@mdswim.org

We will contact you for dates to meet.

The session format will be developed to meet your needs and may be with coaching staff, team board officers, parents or any combinations of these non‐athlete positions. There will be about an hour allotted to defining your most pressing administrative needs (you talk) and then about an hour or more of suggestions or planning tips from your mentor. This is designed to be an open, honest and hopefully helpful discussion on effective ways to strengthen your team’s viability and success.  All discussions will be held in the strictest confidence. Topics to be discussed will be from the attached Challenge List you completed.

At the end of the session there will be a quick “lemon squeeze” for all to critique the session and offer suggestions for the future, as well as providing feedback on what was the most important thing you learned from the day that you will be taking back for your own personal challenge – or as a challenge for your club. Mentors will be selected and assigned by the MD Swimming Executive Board.

Step 2: Apply for an award for working to improve your club
Our LSC will pay the travel expenses (see reimbursement form for guidelines) for any approved administrator to visit with your team representatives to work with issues you have decided you want advice about addressing. Your team can earn up to $200 per mentoring visit. Visits less than 2 hours will earn your club $100 or if less than 1 hour, there is no award.

The Challenge Checklist with the items discussed checked off, must be provided with the reimbursement request form, and must be signed by both the visiting administrator and the mentor.

Verification will be the reimbursement form and dually signed Challenge Checklist.

Anyone found falsifying the information, both as the mentor or as the mentee, will be in violation of the Code of Conduct with any consequences resulting, and will have to repay any reimbursements they received.  There is a 5 visit limit to how many mentoring sessions one team may experience.