For the 2012-2013 season, Swim BC is pleased to make available five coach mentorship bursaries, each worth up to $2000. The bursaries are intended to allow Head or Assistant Head Coaches the opportunity for visitations that will allow them to gain on-deck experience specific to their current needs.
Coaches may, for example, visit the Victoria Academy of Swimming, the National Center at UBC, other clubs similar to their own but with greater achievement, or even attend training camps with other clubs. This money could also be applied to a National Development Team Program Apprenticeship opportunity. Out of province opportunities will be considered as well.
Monies can be used to support coaches or coach-athlete tandems to take advantage of those opportunities.
Where possible, the Provincial Coach will make himself available to cover workouts in the coach’s absence.
Coaches are to submit applications via e-mail to Vince Mikuska, Provincial Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions need to state the rationale for the request, approximate dates, what the coach hopes to gain or learn from the experience, as well as a rough budget.
Submissions will be accepted through October 31, 2012.