USA Swimming was among the first National Governing Bodies to require criminal background checks for coaches when the program was implemented in 2006. Since this program was initiated, criminal background checks have become a standard practice in the youth sports industry requiring not only coaches, but officials and others who have frequent and direct interaction with young people to complete background checks.


2.  Take a copy of the Online Content Only certificate to the pool to prove you have passed the online course. Complete the in-water skills session with the ARC instructor, who will issue a STSC In-Water Skills Session certificate. Send both certificates to your LSC registrar. The earlier of the two expiration dates will determine the STSC credential expiration date.
It is important to emphasize that the purpose of this background check is to determine an individual’s eligibility for membership in USA Swimming based on the criteria stated in the program overview found at www.usaswimming.org/backgroundcheck. This check is not intended to serve as a pre‐employment background screening program. The background check process is a criminal record search and is not a substitute for a club conducting appropriate pre‐employment screening of applicants. It is a club’s responsibility to screen potential employees. Clubs should carefully check references and prior employers, and consider requiring additional information such as driving records, before making a hiring decision.
It is important to emphasize that the purpose of this background check is to determine an individual’s eligibility for membership in USA Swimming based on the criteria stated in the program overview found at www.usaswimming.org/backgroundcheck. This check is not intended to serve as a pre‐employment background screening program. The background check process is a criminal record search and is not a substitute for a club conducting appropriate pre‐employment screening of applicants. It is a club’s responsibility to screen potential employees. Clubs should carefully check references and prior employers, and consider requiring additional information such as driving records, before making a hiring decision.
With time, you might consider using an affiliate marketing program, in which other sites get paid a percentage of each sale they send you. But it’s questionable whether a brand new site will benefit from an affiliate program. Although some new sites have profited, many new sites has yet to build the name recognition that makes using affiliates profitable.

Coaches who do not have access to an acceptable CPR/AED course or have taken a course that is not on this list can call their local American Red Cross chapter to challenge one of their Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED courses. The challenge involves passing the skills assessment with an ARC instructor without having to take the entire course. The ARC will charge a fee for each challenge. Call your local ARC chapter to set up a challenge.

Checklist 14: Outsourcing Your Membership Site From Start To Finish : Believe it or not, but membership sites can be outsourced from start to finish. We’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt. And if that’s something you would consider to do, in this checklist we reveal the exact steps we take to completely outsource one of our membership sites and still rake in the profits.


Join a policy committee:  BIA members are eligible to participate on one or all of the association’s four policy committees. Policy committees meet monthly from September through May and are comprised of, and led by, volunteers from BIA member companies throughout the state. Committee meetings allow members to interact in an informal setting with state legislators and regulators. They are also a great way to network with other business leaders who share similar responsibilities within their companies. Perhaps most importantly, it allows you to help shape BIA positions on public policy matters that affect your company’s profitability and success. Although attendance at these committees is completely voluntary, regular attendance will help maximize your company’s investment in the BIA.

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Sign up for electronic communications: As a BIA member, you and key leaders within your company are eligible to receive BIA’s E-Brief and Legislative Review. E-Brief is our weekly electronic newsletter providing regular updates about BIA priority issues and legislation, upcoming BIA member events, and relevant information in the news and from other sources. Legislative Review is a comprehensive, weekly legislative update published every Monday during the legislative session only (January to June). It tracks and reports the status of business-related bills as they move through the House and Senate and allows our members to monitor and react to specific legislation.
Once you have the list of features from the step above, you can then start checking out different building platforms by comparing them to your list. It’s not enough just to get the feature you want. Ensure that any involved limitations are acceptable when creating a website with membership and user login. For instance, one platform might give you the freedom to unlimited membership signups while another limit you to just 100. You should make yourself aware of all the points.
Building a loyal community isn’t just about installing a forum or starting a closed Facebook group and calling it a day. It’s about making your members feel like they’re a part of something bigger than themselves, making them feel like their part of an elite or inner circle, making them feel special and valued, and giving them a sense of belonging. And this checklist shows you how to do all of this and more!
Don’t worry about making everything perfect at the outset. As the old saying goes, done is better than perfect, and the sooner you launch your membership site, the sooner you’ll find out if it’s what your target audience wants. It’s fine to return to this step later and work on making your membership website look more professional once you've got some traction.
Checkbox Form Object - Use the checkbox form field only if you are wanting to add interactivity to your checklist. The checkbox form field, found in the Forms toolbar, can link to a cell in the spreadsheet without requiring any Visual Basic programming. The linked cell will be a boolean value TRUE or FALSE. Like the drawing objects, working with a large number of checkboxes can get messy.
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