ASCA LeadHERship Academy

A Personal Note from Coaches Susan Teeter & Kathleen Prindle


Hello coaches (who happen to be female!),


We are excited to build upon the initiative launched last year, the LeadHERship Academy.


ASCA sees the need to help mentor, educate and promote women in our sport. One initiative is the “LeadHERship Academy” – an added course available for the second time this year! This course offers a full day of networking, learning, and growing. You’ll get many tools to become stronger coaches and leaders. We’ll conclude with a panel of female All-Star Coaches!

We believe this is an incredible way for your club/university team to invest in your professional development, and it’s a double bonus of attending the larger ASCA Clinic to learn and grow with your colleagues in our sport. 

LeadHERship Academy Dates: September 14th-15th, 2021

Tuesday the 14th- Welcome Reception: 6:00pm-9:00pm ET

Wendesday the 15th- The LeadHERship Academy: 8:00am-5:00pm ET

Cost - $100 

We can’t change the sport without you! And please, invite a female colleague to join you!   If you have further questions about the academy, please feel free to reach out to us at Coach Teeter will be organizing and facilitating this premiere event!

Swim Fast this Season!

Coach Susan Teeter & Coach Kathleen Prindle


Susan Teeter is the former Head Coach of Women at Princeton University.  Retired after a 43-year tenure in coaching, Teeter is working with the ASCA, the CSCAA and USA Swimming to improve, mentor, and promote women in our sport.  Kathleen Prindle is founder and Head Coach of Performance Aquatics in Boca Raton, Florida.  She has been active in mentoring female coaches and supporting gender + diversity acceptance, and has been coaching at a high level for more than 28 years. She currently serves on both the ASCA and the USA Swimming Boards of Directors.

Testimonial from last years LeadHership Academy

"Since 1993, I have been a coach with USA swimming. I was 20 years old when I started coaching in Homewood, IL, and a couple of years into it I had a great mentor, Al Ledgin, who encouraged me to join ASCA. With his support, I completed the 5 ASCA levels and reached level 3 as a young coach. I have always coached part time because I also have been a teacher and professor for 26 years. I am a lifetime ASCA member because I believe I will coach until I cannot walk on deck anymore. 


This past weekend, I participated in the ASCA LeadHERship Academy. Unquestionably, it was the most outstanding short-term professional development workshop I have ever participated in, and I have attended and provided many of these as an educator. Professional development is actually one of my areas of expertise as a teacher-educator and researcher. I especially valued the focus on leadership for women, and I felt incredibly empowered to start working on my professional career goals. Susan “Teeter” was a master organizer, choosing just the right mix of women to share their stories and advice with us in different ways...


... It is crucial to offer events like this to women coaches of all ages to continue to improve the quality and effectiveness of USA swimming." - ASCA Lifetime Member

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