Position Statement #19: Management Practices

Nurturing Excellence in Policy, Procedures, and Continuous Improvement

Introduction:

ISSA stresses the importance of best practice management in swim education, urging swim schools to establish strong policies and procedures. Recognizing the industry’s diversity, ISSA advocates for a continuous commitment to best practices in all aspects of swim school operations.

Benefits:

ISSA suggests swim schools create comprehensive policies and procedures, with a continuous improvement framework for regular assessments and adjustments. This includes prioritizing business continuity planning for resilience in the face of challenges.

Business Performance and Profitability Management:

ISSA recommends rigorous business performance and profitability practices, involving regular assessments and identifying areas for improvement to maintain profitability. ISSA acknowledges financial sustainability as vital for long-term success.

Strategic Planning:

ISSA advises integrating strategic planning into the business framework, including clear goal-setting, identifying key performance indicators, and regularly adjusting strategies to align with industry trends.

Conclusion:

ISSA, by advocating for best practice management, aims to foster a culture of excellence in swim schools. Adherence to these recommendations positions swim schools as industry leaders committed to continuous improvement, resilience, and profitability, ensuring long-term sustainability for individual schools and the industry as a whole.