SCS COVID-19 Relief Fund

Thursday, April 16, 2020

For Immediate Release – Thursday, April 16, 2020

Los Angeles, California – Southern California Swimming Announces COVID-19 Club Support Funding

At the April 15th Board of Directors meeting of Southern California Swimming the Board approved an SCS COVID-19 Club Support Funding program that would make available $650,000 in two phases.

Both Phase I and Phase II would have two parts.  In Phase I, SCS Clubs would be able to apply for funds from different categories and a pool of $300,000.  In Phase II, SCS Clubs would be able to apply for funds from different categories and a pool of $350,000.

Terry Stoddard, General Chair of Southern California Swimming said, “This was a collaborative effort that used measurable objectives to plan to support clubs in a time of need.  We can’t do everything for everybody, wish we could, but by working together we have made strides in doing what we can for as many as possible.  We are Proud of Our Traditions!  We are proud of this program too!”

Southern California Swimming will allocate up to $650,000

for SCS COVID-19 Club Support Funding in two phases.

 

Measureable Objectives:

  • Addressing Meet Revenue for meets that have been cancelled due to COVID-19 mandates.
  • Helping Clubs at Risk.
  • Provide financial support to teams in need that choose to participate in testing new competition models made necessary Post COVID-19.


    Phase I – YTD Until 90-days After Return To Operations (RTO)

    Based on need and application SCS will allocate up to $300,000 to help Clubs.

    I           SCS will consider support for Swim Meets that were cancelled in response to COVID-19 mandates that were on the SCS Schedule of competitions in the months after March 16th and including, April, May and June, 2020 – Up to $80,000.

    II          Support teams that are in dire need – Up to $220,000 based on an Athlete-share and a cap based on team size.

    Note:  All applications are due by April 24th, 2020.


    Phase II – Beginning 90-days after RTO

    Based on need and application SCS will allocate up to $350,000 to help Clubs.

    I           $200,000 to support teams after they have Returned To Operations.

    II          $150,000 for meet support to run future meets by advancing funds to teams in need in order to roll out meets that may be necessary post COVID-19.

    Note:  The application process will be opened up after the June 17, 2020 SCS BOD Meeting.

    In addition to the Club Support Funding Program the Board of Directors also initiated several other teams, task forces and programs to help its Stakeholders together during and through to the “other-side” of the COVID-19 Crisis.

  • SCS Covid-19 Emergency Crisis Team of volunteers.
  • 30-60-90-RTP Planning Task Force.
  • Club Development Program.
  • SCS CARES Act Application Team.
  • SCS leadership Team.
Application form is below:

2020 COVID Relief Fund application form with club name