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Nadine Day - Candidate for BOD Member from Great Lakes Zone

Candidate Information

Name: Nadine Day

LMSC: Illinois

Nominated for: BOD Member from Great Lakes Zone

Summary Statement

I wish to submit my nomination for re-election of the Great Lakes Zone Board of Directors position. Leadership, advocacy, and administrative roles in my professional life outfit me for the Board of Directors position. USMS 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 USMS as a member of its Board of Directors.

Response to Questions

Why are you interested in this position and why do you believe you would be a good candidate?

United States Master Swimming is an outstanding organization dedicated to swimming, which has and continues to be my life’s passion. I provide a youthfulness approach to masters swimming. Being involved with the strategic plan, I feel that I have an obligatory duty to fulfill the plan to assist in the succession of USMS. I am committed to USMS and feel privilege to have served on the BOD for the past three years.

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?

A critical issue for USMS is what I characterize as our non-thriving membership. I believe we can and must marshal our governance to collaborate with USA Swimming, ASCA, YMCA, universities/colleges and other organizations to make USMS more visible not only to those constituents who desire competition but also to those potential constituents with a fitness-oriented focus.

I believe that USMS can become more unified within the organization between LMSCs. The LMSCs are closer to the members than the national organization as a whole. Supporting the LMSC and supporting clubs will grow our membership. This will promote aquatic fitness for all ages and promote USMS.

USMS 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 USMS 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.

I strongly believe that USMS needs national office and this will give USMS a national presence. This will help streamline daily activities and improve on communication within the organization.

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 current
  • Sports Medicine 2003-2007
  • Safety Education 2004-2005
  • Publications Committee 2005-2007

Please list any other experience that relates to your qualifications for the position.

Within the first year of my master swimming career in Illinois, I became the sanction chair. The following year, I was elected Vice Chair. Since September 2005, I have served as the Chair of Illinois LMSC. At the 2004 convention, I served as the interim Great Lakes Zone Chair. I have been serving on the USMS BOD since 2005 as the Great Lakes Director and would like to continue my role on the USMS BOD.

Prior to co-owning a private physical therapy practice, I was a Director of Rehabilitation overseeing physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist. I was responsible for the budget and hiring of staff, in addition to working contract employees. I also served on the administrative board of a rural hospital. I was employed as a Clinical Administrator for a Physicians own practice working with Administrators, Physicians and Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainers. I served on the BOD of the Champaign County YMCA for 2 years. I am a high school girl’s swimming coach.

Please list any other information you would like included:

Task Force:

  • Compensation and Benefits: Chair
  • Club Development
  • Executive Director Search
  • National Office Search
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