ASCA – American Swim Coaches Association World Clinic

We’re in Fort Lauderdale this morning at the American Swim Coaches World Clinic and Tradeshow taking place at the Marriot Harbor Beach. If your in town stop by and see us at Booth 506.  We’re showing off our new trophies and exclusive swim level ribbons that haven’t even reached the catalogs yet. We’re pretty excited about this line of ribbons and know the kids will love them.

The clinic started off last night with an opening reception on the beach with a carnival like theme – food, games and fun for all.  The next three days will be busy filled with presentations by vendors and coaches, dinners to honor all the Olympic swim coaches in attendance and an inductee to the Swimmers Hall of Fame.  

So once again stop by our booth #506 at the ASCA World Clinic Tradeshow in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We are in the lower level of the tradeshow just beyond the registration desk. We would love to see what you think of our new line and hear what you’re looking for!

Education is an on-going process

We wanted to thank Jim Farrell, Aquatic Director and Nina Milinazzo, Gymnastics Director of the Newport County YMCA for coming out to Hodges this month to train us on the YMCA swim and gymnastics events. We got a lot of information in two days that will help us to help our customers.


These two days of training are part of an ongoing program that includes every department from customer service to shipping. The program is to teach Hodges’ employees about the events that give out awards. It’s a win win situation. As customers, you benefit by knowledgeable employees. As employees, we can find job satisfaction in knowing we can do the best job possible and find motivation in the achievements that our products acknowledge. I know that may sound a little cliché but the fact of the matter is that we want to be the best awards company for both you and ourselves.


If you have any ideas on types events we should be learning about please send them to us!