USA Swimming requires many types of certifications from its coaches; ALL requirements must be met before a coach will be allowed on deck. Acceptable courses fulfilling these requirements are listed here: USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements.
- Coach Certification Extensions - As a result of the closures of many facilities due to COVID-19, coaches may find it difficult to renew some certifications. See here for steps being taken to assist with this issue for coaches whose Lifeguard Training, In-Water Safety Training or CPR/AED certifications expire between March 1 and June 30, 2020.
- The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test will be unavailable from April 15-30. The officials’ online tests will also be unavailable on these dates. All of these tests are being updated to allow for the May 1st rule changes. There is no grace period for coaches; they cannot be on deck at practice or meets until they meet the education requirement. The Rules and Regulations for Swim Coaches test is part of the 2nd year coach membership requirement.
To proceed with a coach membership application, please click one of the links below.