Several questions were discussed at a Board meeting last night and we thought
we would gather input from other clubs as to how they handle the following:
Do you have a set perdiem for a coach to spend while at an away swim meet?
If yes, how much and would you give a breakdown of meals & lodging.
Does your club provide a credit card for the coach to utilize while traveling
- in order to streamline process?
Do you provide travel expense forms for your coach to complete prior to or on
return from (or both) an away swim meet?
How do you consider Hospitality meals?
Do you have a certain ratio of swimmers/coach that you consider in how many
coaches you are willing to pick up the tab for?
All responses to the above would be greatly appreciated as we are in the
planning process for implementing travel guidelines.
In response to several of the individuals considering a coach on the Board,
here is how our Club handled it:
The Meet Director has a more important value to sit on the Board. The Coach is
always invited to provide his input, offer suggestions to enable him to coach
the swimmers better and to ask us to problem solve issues of concern. The Club
interviewed and hired him to coach not to run the club.
Marina Daley, Communications Chair
Lake Oswego Swim Club
Lake Oswego, Oregon