Name: Nadine Day
Nominated for: Vice President of Community Services
I wish to submit my nomination for Vice President of Community Services. Leadership, advocacy, and administrative roles in my professional life outfit me for the VP of Community Services position. The VP of Community Services works together with the Fitness committee, Coaches Committee and Sports Medicine, Health and Safety Committee. U.S. Masters Swimming provides individuals an opportunity to fulfill their lifelong passion. My passion for, and commitment to, swimming, in all of its many facets, will serve as my guidepost in my delivery of services to U.S. Masters Swimming on the Executive Committee.
Response to Questions
Why are you interested in this position and why do you believe you would be a good candidate?
I would be honored to service as Vice President of Community Services.
United States Master Swimming is an outstanding organization dedicated to adult swimming, which has and continues to be my life's passion. I provide a youthful approach to masters swimming. My involvement in the hiring of the executive director, Rob Butcher, has motivated me to support his vision and action plan for this organization and run for the position of Vice President of Community Services. After being involved with the current strategic plan, I feel that I have a duty to assist in the success of US Masters Swimming.
In addition, I feel that being a BOD member has prepared me for the role of Vice President of Community Services. I understand the challenges that US Masters will be facing with the new governance and the restructuring of the organization. I feel that communication with the BOD and the committees under Vice President of Community Services that I would be assisting is critical with challenges and the changes that we face.
What do you consider to be the major issues facing USMS now and in the future. As a person holding an elected position within USMS, how would you address these issues?
US Masters Swimming has a strategic plan and implementation of the strategic plan belongs with the committees under the guidance of the BOD. As a board member, I would like to see US Masters Swimming redirect the focus of the BOD and shift towards a staff oriented implementation under the leadership of the executive director. The BOD needs to serve as policy-making body and to support programs of USMS.
One of the major issues that US Masters Swimming is facing is the understanding the leadership and the role of the executive director. US Masters Swimming will be transitioning from volunteer to staff supportive administration. This does not imply elimination of the volunteers, who are crucial for the organization. This would require further collaboration and communication with the volunteers to determine the best utilization of their services and provide these opportunities for them.
Communication is also critical between the administration, BOD and with the LMSC. US Masters Swimming is a members' service organization. With the initiation of the club and coach development program and LMSC competencies, US Masers Swimming has started to provide leadership, guidance, support, stability and continuity.
As Vice President of Community Services, I will provide the leadership necessary to facilitate the success of the fitness committee, coaches committee and sports medicine, health and safety committee. In addition, I will advocate and maintain open communication with all levels of the organization. I will assist in policies of the organization to help US Masters Swimming grow and succeed.
Please list USMS committees on which you have served. Include the dates you were on the committees and the names of the committee chairs under whom you served:
- Marketing Committee 2003 to 2008: Chair-Doug Garcia, Tom Boyd, Chris McGriffin
- Sports Medicine 2003-2007: Chair-Jessica Seaton, Jody Welborn
- 2005 USMS Convention-Sport Medicine Presentation on "Rehabilitation of Common Swimming Injuries"
- Safety Education 2004-2006: Chair-Julie Heather, Shannon Sullivan
- Publications Committee 2005-2007: Chair-Lynn Hazlewood
Please list any other experience that relates to your qualifications for the position.
I have been a member of the US Masters Swimming BOD for the past four years and have been involved with the policy making of the organization, including the strategic plan. The VP of Community Service oversees the fitness, coaches and sports medicine, health and safety committees. I have attended the committee meetings at convention. I am a physical therapist and co-own a private practice. I have been a coach for the past ten years and have an ASCA Level 3 certification. I have worked in the capacity of an administrative level of health facilities serving as a clinical administrator, rehabilitation director and director of physical therapy. I have been on a YMCA BOD, and currently on the programs and member's service BOD committee at the Danville YMCA.
Please list any other information you would like included.
- BOD Committee
- Compensation and Benefits: Chair. Committee was responsible for Employees Benefit Policy, Paid Time Off Policy, Severance Package, Executive Bonus, Employee Handbook and Relocation Package of USMS Staff.
- BOD Task Force
- Club Development/Mentor: Chair-Julie Heather, Jeanne Ensign
- Executive Director Search. Chair-Jim Miller
- Executive Director Transition Team-Chair-Jim Miller
- National Office Search: Mike Heather
- NIRSA (National Intramural Recreational and Sports Association) USMS representative
- 2006, 2007, 2008, promotion of adult fitness through swimming.
- Dorothy Donnelly Service Award 2007
- USMS BOD-Great Lakes Zone Director: 2005-current
- Illinois LMSC Chair: 2005-2009
- Illinois Vice Chair: 2002-2005
- Illinois Sanction Chair: 2001-2005