Professional Development Scholarship

The International Swimming Coaches Association (ISCA) and ProSwimWorkouts (PSW) have established a scholarship with the aim to support swim teams with the professional development of their staff. This grant is meant for young or beginning coaches giving them the opportunity to mingle among some of the most experienced coaches in our sport.

“The Hall of Fame Coaches Summit is an educational clinic for swim coaches and teachers from any country, organization or group. Speakers of varied backgrounds (NCAA, club, sport scientists and more) will present applicable information and answer your questions.”

ISCA Professional Development Scholarship
Coaches Bill Sweetenham and the late Bob Gillett.

The stipend will cover the registration cost for the summit, the cost for one of ISCA’s Education Program Courses (this year the topic is “Nutrition for Training and Competition“) offered on the first day as well as a ticket to the Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner and is open to coaches from anywhere in the world.

The 9th Annual Hall of Fame Coaches Summit will held from August 28th to August 31st, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Clearwater Beach. More details about the Summit such as event schedule or registration link can be found on the ISCA website.

This year’s winner has been chosen – there won’t be an application period in 2019.

For questions or assistance related to the scholarship, please use our contact form to get in touch.

Eileen Bringman - Lake Shore Swim Club

2019 Scholarship Recipient: Eileen Bringman – Lake Shore Swim Club

Eileen is the Head Coach of Lake Shore Swim Club. She started coaching part time with LSSC after college and moved to a full time Head Age Group Coach position shortly thereafter. Eileen has developed a handful of top ranked age group swimmers and prepared all of her athletes to be successful as senior swimmers. She is constantly searching for ways to make herself better or as she says “be the coach those kids deserve.”

2018 Scholarship Recipient: Andrew Abeysinghe - Dayton Raiders

2018 Scholarship Recipient: Andrew Abeysinghe – Dayton Raiders

Andrew is a second-year assistant on the coaching staff at the Dayton Raiders working alongside Head Coach, Kevin Weldon and Assistant Senior Coach, Meghan Olson. His swimming background stems from ten-plus years, reaching the NCAA DI level as a member of the Clemson men’s swim team, and the international level as a National Team athlete for Sri Lanka. In three short years, his coaching journey has taken Andrew quite far – in the summer of 2017, he was on deck at the FINA Junior World Championships, as an official representing the Sri Lankan swimming federation and this past October, he was chosen as the Dayton Raider coaching representative at the USA Swimming National Select Camp.

Kristyne Cole - Saline Swim Team (SST)

2017 Scholarship Recipient: Kristyne Cole – Saline Swim Team (SST)

Kristyne grew up swimming in Ann Arbor and attended Pioneer High School. She went on to compete at the University of Michigan for Jim Richardson, where she was a two-time captain and a member of the Michigan Leadership Academy. In 2012, Kristyne graduated from the School of Kinesiology with a B.S. in Physical Education and Health. She has a depth of local coaching experience across all different levels. Kristyne has been with Saline Swim Team for the past two years and most recently was promoted to Associate Head Coach alongside Head Coach, Jeff Gross.