World Swimming Association Constitutional Convention



Coach Jon Rudd, Ireland
Friday, September 1, 2017, 3-8 PM.
Washington, D.C. USA.

Proposed AGENDA

  1. Introductions – led by World Swimming Coaches Association President George Block.
  2. Review and approval of the Proposed Constitution of the WSA. Including Goals/Values/Principles of Operation.
  3. Review and approval of the initial list of proposed COMMITTEES of the WSA. And meetings of one hour with each Committee separately.
  1. Development of Swimming Committee. (aim: to improve the development options for swimming in nations NOT among the top 15 in World Championship results. To include open water and pool swimming. This is about structuring the program. .)
    • Age group development
    • Senior development (2 subcommittees)
  2. Athlete/Coach Development Committee. (AIM: To improve universal knowledge about the Athlete and Coach improvement process. This is about working with individuals as opposed to the structure above. )
  3. Facility Development Committee. (aim- to improve and develop a “standard pool” with standard components that are universally available and with high reliability that can be used in areas where facilities are a key issue.)
  4. Anti-Doping Committee. (aim – to develop state of the art anti-doping programs within the WSA.)
  5. Health, Safety and Learn to Swim Committee. (aim – to address the three issues for all those nations where current programs are inadequate to the growth of the sport.)
    Subcommittee 1 – Health (fitness swimming, water exercise)
    Subcommittee 2 – Safety and Learn to Swim.
  6. Officiating, Management, and Administration of the WSA Committee. (otherwise known as GOVERNANCE of the WSA). (aim – to recommend to the Congress, appropriate projects in the areas listed.)
    All attendees will be asked to join one committee each and contribute their experience and expertise.
  • Review and Discussion of COMMITTEE by Geographic Area. Each attendee will join a one-hour meeting by geography below with the AIM- to discuss needs that should be addressed in priority order in each area of the world and report back to the Congress. (one hour plus report time of 30 minutes.)
  • Voting for Inaugural Board Positions on the WSA Board as provided for in the previously approved Constitution.
  • Closing comments (open to the floor).
  • Geographical regions:

    • North America
    • South and Central America and Caribbean
    • Europe
    • Asia
    • North Africa
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Oceania.

    Respectfully submitted: John Leonard for the WSCA.

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