Here is a thought I shared with a friend:
Hello XXXXX,[...]I got to get to that ASCA post! - My premise is that they are the certifying body that USA Swimming outsourced the job of certifying coaches to. If anyone should be the "watchdog" making sure USA Swimming coaches maintain respectability it was suppose to be ASCA.Tony
Since those who read this blog are more educated and better versed into the black arts of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), I ask you to ponder these question and if you like tell me what you think privately or in the "Replies" section:
1. Is ASCA equally responsible or primarily responsible for ensuring a coach is credible and safe to be coaching kids?2. Should ASCA have been the doing background checks instead of USA Swimming?3. ASCA is paid to be the professionals that ensure the best coaches possible for USA Swimming - Are they?4. If you were the USA Swimming CEO: would you find a better certifying organization, take the job in-house, or would you try and fix them?
The photo above? That was a 13-year-old age-grouper who grew up to be quite a swimmer. Her name: Dara Torres!