NORTH WHIDBEY AQUATIC CLUB STRATEGIC PLAN February, 2014
THE PLAN USAS’ Club Recognition Program addresses the following areas: A. Business & Organizational Success B. Athlete Development & Performance C. Parent & Volunteer Development D. Coach Development & Education
A. Business & Organizational Success VISION STATEMENT NWAC is a source of pride, inspiration and opportunity for the local community, and a regionally competitive leader both in and out of the water. .
A. Business & Organizational Success MISSION STATEMENT NWAC is a competitive team that is grounded on two principles: Character and Leadership. We make room for all ages and abilities. We foster an atmosphere of Commitment and Consistency focused on the long run: where swimming becomes a lifetime sport, we routinely produce collegiate competitors and the Members are supportive of the Coaching staff. The taxpayers of the NWPRD and the NWAC members are our clients. .
CULTURE VALUES: CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP Character defines everything we do. A team-oriented, trustworthy, respectful swimmer with a positive attitude, good grades and a supportive family is what we strive for. Leadership skills are a natural outgrowth of individuals who exist daily with great character. .
CULTURE ANNUAL CONTRACT/ CODE OF CONDUCT New Code of Conduct: addresses bullying and process for Conflict Resolution.
GOALS SHORT TERM Stabilize, Plan, Grow. Ten PNS qualifiers.
GOALS LONG TERM (2016) Membership of 150, Olympic Trial qualifiers, 20 PNS qualifiers. .
B. Athlete Development & Performance TRAINING PHILOSOPHY NWAC is Commitment (High levels of practice attendance) and Consistency (full effort in all that is done) aerobic-based and designed to produce a complete athlete in and out of the water with emphasis is on all 4 strokes.
B. Athlete Development & Performance TRAINING EMPHASIS The NWAC brand is a high level of competence in Butterfly events, 400 IM and distance Freestyle and stroke events.
B. Athlete Development & Performance INTEGRATION/ COMPREHENSIVE Training philosophy is integrated throughout all squads and NWPRD Swim Lesson Program.
B. Athlete Development & Performance MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS: PRACTICE ATTENDANCE SR (80%) JR (70%) Gold (70%) Silver (60%) Bronze (50%), Novice (50%). Considerations will be made for multi-sport athletes.
B. Athlete Development & Performance MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS: COMPETITION PARTICIPATION 50% attendance at all listed competitions.
B. Athlete Development & Performance MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS: PERSONAL RECORDS 70% PR’s average for all meets and all squads.
B. Athlete Development & Performance MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS: COLLEGE SWIMMING In the water, NWAC’s ultimate goal is to develop athletes who compete in college.
B. Athlete Development & Performance COMPETITION: DEVELOPMENT LEVEL Competition emphasizes inter-squad and local meets with heavy emphasis on participating in the Divisionals and NCSSL Championships.
B. Athlete Development & Performance COMPETITION: COMPETITIVE LEVEL Competition has Regional, West Coast, Junior National and National Championship emphasis. Travel is essential. Olympic Trial qualifiers are expected.
C. Parent & Volunteer Development COMMUNICATION: PARENTS/PARENTS Swimming can be a quagmire of information for new parents. To simplify and focus communication, each squad will have a “Pool Representative”: a volunteer parent who has experience in the sport and who is available to help answer any questions.
C. Parent & Volunteer Development PARENT EDUCATION JANUARY-SQUAD MOVES FEBRUARY- VOLUNTEERING MARCH-COMMITMENT APRIL-CONSISTENCY MAY-FAILURE JUNE- VACATIONS JULY-BALANCING OTHER SPORTS AUGUST-WHY SWIMMING ? SEPTEMBER-LEVELS OF SWIMMING OCTOBER-BULLYING NOVEMBER-SIGN UP/ SWIM MEETS DECEMBER-SWIM MEET PREP
C. Parent & Volunteer Development OUTREACH: COMMUNITY SERVICE Each year, NWAC will participate in an outreach project to benefit the Community.
C. Parent & Volunteer Development VOLUNTEERS: MEETS At least two PNS Invitational Meets per year will be NWAC hosted and one Masters Meet will be hosted, beginning 2014.
C. Parent & Volunteer Development VOLUNTEERS: OFFICIALS NWAC’s goal is to have a complete team of officials to host a meet without depending on outside sourced officials. The goal is to have a Certified Referee, Administrative Official, Starter and 4 deck Officials in place by 2015.
C. Parent & Volunteer Development VOLUNTEER HOURS: FAMILY TIME COMMITMENT As part of an overall emphasis on expanding the volunteer base, members will be required to invest time for assisting in the operation of hosted meets and team support. Hours will range depending on the squad and will be self-reported and tracked by NWAC’s Administrator.
BOOSTER GROUP BULLETIN BOARD CHAPERONE CUPCAKE DAY MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER PANCAKE RELAYS PARENT EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHER POOL REP: SR/JR POOL REP: GOLD POOL REP: SILVER POOL REP: BRONZE POOL REP: NOVICE PRESS/ MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP SWIM MEET ANNOUNCER SWIM MEET AWARDS SWIM MEET BULPEN SWIM MEET CLEANUP SWIM MEET ELECTRONIC TIMING SWIM MEET EQUIPMENT SETUP SWIM MEET HEAD TIMER SWIM MEET: HEAT SHEET ADS SWIM MEET: HEAT SHEETS SWIM MEET HOSPITALITY SWIM MEET: MEET DIRECTOR SWIM MEET: MEET MANAGER SOFTWARE OPERATOR SWIM MEET: OFFICIALS SWIM MEET: SAFETY MARSHALL SWIM –A-THON TEAM RECORDS TEAM TRAVEL TEAM ATTIRE TEAM PICTURES TEAM SOCIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER TIME COORDINATOR C. Parent & Volunteer Development VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
A. Business & Organizational Success PLANNING FOR 2017 LEVY MEASURE Based on present funding patterns, NWAC has no greater priority that to ensure that the team is viewed as essential to the NWPRD program mix and therefore worthy of support by the taxpayers. No greater priority exists than to ensure the Fall 2017 levy passes.
A. Business & Organizational Success OAK HARBOR POOL BOOSTER GROUP 501C-3 SENIOR VETERANS NWAC OTHERS