Convention Schedule


Saturday, May 6

Coach Academy Reception (Optional)


Sunday, May 7

Coach Academy Programming


Opening Social -
Bahia Belle Mission Bay Cruise


Monday, May 8



Convention Programming




57th Annual CSCAA Awards Banquet


Tuesday, May 9



Convention Programming


Closing Reception


Convention Talks

More than fifteen talks are on tap for the 2017 CSCAA Convention at the Bahia Resort Hotel. This year's convention will highlight several TED-type talks including our " 30 Minutes" series that will leave you thinking about big ideas.  Breakouts will also give you practical advice to help you and your team.  Topics include:

  • World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work - Bob Bowman wrote the book on acheiving excellence - literally - hear his ten steps.
  • Conversation with Distance Greats - Harvey Humphries, Casey Converse & Catherine Vogt offer different approaches to getting the most out of your distance group
  • No Money, No Problem - Dan Tudor shows non-scholarship programs how to succeed
  • NCAA Rules Discussion - Brian Gordon, NCAA Secretary Rules Editor (Monday Morning)
  • Lessons Learned - Matt Kredich - Applying sport science to your program.
  • Steel Sharpens Steel where Jeff Dugdale and Kirk Sanocki on using your rival as your partner for success
  • Preparing Divers with Better Dryland Work- Mark Ruiz
  • Three Strokes in 30 Minutes - What is the single most important thing in back, breast and fly?  Lars Jorgensen, Sergio Lopez and Arthur Albiero weigh in.
  • Winning & Winning Again - Becky Burleigh on how the process of building championship teams is different now.
  • Sprinting, Three Perspectives- Todd DeSorbo, Dave Salo, and Katie Arnold
  • What Really Matters - Limited resources? Keenan Robinson tells you what's most important
  • Revelations from Rio - Katie Arnold shows how Team USA got better between Trials and the Olympic Games and its application to NCAA's
  • Getting the Right Diving Recruits - Dan Tudor discusses strategies to recruit divers.
  • Stretching . . . Your Budget - Richard Sybesma explains how he was able to compete before TCU became a Power 5 School
  • Improving Performance by Embracing Diversity - Ned Skinner, Casmera Wick, and Jesse Moore why diverse teams win championships
  • Coaching Women's Teams Lunch: Dryland for Women's Teams - Nick Folker
  • Poses and Breathing - Steve Krojniewski, prAna Ambassador and yoga instructor for the Notre Dame Athletic Department takes you through poses and breathing exercises for better recovery and mental preparation
  • Creating Para Coaching and Athlete Opportunities - Para swimmers not only help your program, they can help you advance your career.  Peggy Ewald explains how.
  • Diving - Techniques for teaching complex skills - Mark Ruiz
  • More to come...