Find your Alumni Page
The strongest programs are those where coaches provide excellent student-athlete experiences, and cultivate a strong network of alumni and friends who support the program – financially or not. Conversely, when a program is at risk, or cut, the most important element to change the decision is the rallying of alumni support. In many of these cases, coaches (especially newer coaches) do not have these connections.
The Swimming & Diving Alumni Network bridges this gap by serving as an Alumni Association – for swimmers & divers!
Benefits – Coaches
Most coaches get into the profession not because of recruiting, compliance or fundraising, but rather because of their passion for the sport. To be successful in today’s environment, however, today’s coach must excel in each of these areas. Swimming & Diving Alumni Network provides coaches:
- an efficient and meaningful tool to reconnect with their alumni;
- a realtime directory of your alumnae;
- information that can strengthen their position within their own school’s alumni association and development administrators
Benefits – Current (and Future) Alumni
While Facebook and LinkedIn have enabled teammates to keep in touch with one another, Swimming & Diving Alumni Network aims to reconnect swimmers and divers with one another. Beyond the social aspects, swimming and diving alumni are extremely successful in their professional lives. Connecting on a professional level can create opportunities for advancement or professional development.
This benefit also extends to future alumni. The lifeblood of any employer, is the ability to attract and retaining talent and Swimming & Diving Alumni Network can provide them with a source of highly-motivated, successful talent. At the same time, today’s economy necessitates that graduates have more than just a degree. Swimming & Diving Alumni Network can provide them other alumni who can provide networking opportunities, internships and professional advice.
Benefits – The Swimming Community
It is no secret that Olympic sports are increasingly in jeopardy. In such cases, the most important element to change the decision has been the rallying of alumni support. When athletic directors, presidents and even legislators see how many doctors, lawyers, educators and other successful alumni passed through their university because of swimming and diving they oftentimes reconsider their decision. Collectively we are able to show how a team benefits their institution fiscally, academically, athletically and financially.
Who has access to this information?
Any personal information submitted by alumni is provided exclusively to the coach of your alma mater. The CSCAA also aggregates selected data with all personal information and identifiers removed.
How is this information used?
Coaches will use this information to develop or help strengthen their own alumni network. The CSCAA uses anonymized economic and academic information to research and promote the success and economic impact of college swimming and diving graduates. In these cases, all personal information and identifiers are removed.
Our school already has an alumni group, why should we participate?
If you already have an alumni group, that is great and we hope to strengthen this. We have found, however, that in many programs do not have the resources (or even permission) to do this effectively. Worse, we find that when a coach leaves an institution, all of those connections leave with him or her. That leaves a program vulnerable. This service gives coaches a ready-made and real-time tool to maintain those relationships.