ASCA Board of Directors
How To Be Elected To The American Swimming Coaches Association Board Of Directors
1. What’s the Job?
Members read monthly reports and daily emails from the ASCA office and report back regularly with ideas and thoughts they garner from discussions with the swimming community. Eyes and Ears. The Board is a Policy body and has no involvement in the day to day operations of the Association, which is a staff function.
2. What’s the length of Term?
Board term is three years in length. Members may serve two consecutive
terms if so elected, then they must have a hiatus of one year before
running again if they chose to do so.
3. How is Communication accomplished?
Mostly by email, some telephone conference calls and meetings at each major national meet (non-required) and one annual meeting a year required at the ASCA Clinic in September.
Who can I ask for more Information?
with any current Board Member. All will be happy to discuss the roles of
the Board and staff with you. You may also ask Executive Director John
Leonard. Call 1-800-356-2722 to talk to John or request a list of current
Board Members to contact.
How Do I Register to Run for the Board?
June 30 of each year, submit the following to the Executive Director:
1) A current photo
2) A Letter addressed to the Executive Director indicating your
3) A biography of your coaching career, no more than 1 page in length,
ready for publication.
4) A “statement of purpose” , again 1 page in length, that states the primary things you are interested in working on during your proposed tenure on the Board of Directors.
you chose to run AFTER June 30 of each year, you will still be allowed to
run with your name either on the ballot, or as a write in name, depending
on your timing in notifying us of your intention to run.
those Registered to Run by the June 30 deadline will:
1) Have photo, bio and statement of purpose published in the July or
August issue of the ASCA NL.
2) Have photo, bio and statement of purpose posted on a bulletin board
at the World Clinic prior to all voting.
3) Have an opportunity of a 2 minute presentation on their candidacy
at the ASCA Business Meeting and Election Session. (this exists on yearly
analysis option while evaluating the time and topics available in the
failing to meet the June 30 deadline cannot be assured of any of the
beginning their candidacy after June 30 MAY have their name on the ballot
if the office receives it prior to the printing of ballots.
may be nominated up to and including at the Business meeting/Election
itself, and be placed on the ballot as a write in candidate.