USA Swimming Development Outsourcing

Client and Need

  • Statêra was engaged in 2002 to build a Membership and Times management platform to replace an old and unreliable platform that was no longer meeting the needs of USAS staff, athletes, coaches, and officials
  • After the completion of this several month effort, USAS formalized a relationship with Statêra to provide on-going architecture, design, development and project management for all major systems in use by USAS and several associated agencies around the swimming community world-wide. This relationship has been in place since 2002 and continues to this day
  • USAS does not choose or develop any technology solutions without the technical leadership and involvement of Statêra to this day and these solutions are now the “Gold Standard” across the competitive sports world

Solution

  • Established a flexible model for supporting USA Swimming on a technical basis for all development that has taken place over a 13 year period. USAS continues to manage their own IT organization but always allocates specific budget to engage Statêra annually
  • Provided a skillset that is generally of a technical nature (design, architecture, business analysis, project management) and augments the more junior technical staff in place at USAS

Value Added

  • This relationship allows USAS to take advantage of current technology and tools without having to hire full time staff at the much higher salaries that are typically required
  • The Statêra team that works with USAS has been a constant for 13 years with the Chief Architect in place since the beginning
  • USAS does not need to source new developers or manage them on their own as each development cycle kicks off