USA Swimming requires many types of certifications from its coaches; ALL requirements must be met before a coach will be allowed on deck. A requirements checklist, including links to complete each step, can be found here.
10.28.20 Update from USA Swimming Membership Services regarding extension of coach certification requirements: USA Swimming is granting an extension until March 31, 2021, for coaches whose In-Water Safety Training and/or CPR/AED certifications expire between March 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. This will replace the extension ending December 31, 2020 (described below in update of 7.24.20).
For CPR/AED and In-Water Safety Training certifications that expire during the above stated timeframe, SWIMS and Deck Pass will be updated to reflect the new expiration date of 03/31/2021. Programming changes are necessary and will be done as soon as possible. In the meantime, coaches may receive reminders about expiring certifications until the current expiration dates are rolled forward to 03/31/2021.
07.24.20 Update from USA Swimming Membership Services regarding extension of coach certification requirements. With the continuation of many facilities being closed due to COVID-19, coaches may find it difficult to renew some certifications. USA Swimming’s Risk Management Committee met, and the following steps are being taken to assist with this issue for coaches whose Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training, or CPR/AED certifications expire between July 31, 2020 and December 30, 2020:
For agencies that are granting certification extensions, submit the following to your LSC registrar:
- Any correspondence from the agency that provides specific information about the extension, including the new expiration date(s). Examples of correspondence include provisional/temporary certificates, email notifications from the agency, etc.
- A copy of your Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training or CPR/AED certifications showing an expiration date within the dates stated above.
For certifications from any agency that does not grant an extension, USA Swimming is granting an extension until December 31, 2020, for coaches whose Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training, or CPR/AED certifications expire between July 31 and December 30, 2020.
Please note the following: For CPR/AED and In-Water Safety Training certifications that expire during the above stated time frame, SWIMS and Deck Pass will be updated to reflect the new expiration date of 12/31/2020.
To proceed with a coach membership application, please click one of the links below.