Information for Coaches

Certifications should be sent to:


  1. Log into the USA Swimming website
  2. Select Deck Pass from the member resources menu
  3. Scroll down to the "tab" that indicates Membership Card and select it.  The details of your membership record will show.
  4. On the top right of the box that shows your membership details, there is a "Print Official Card" link.  Select the link.  A pdf of the front of your membership card will launch.
    (If your child's membership card shows, go to "my Account", unlink the membership record (button) then link your membership record).

Becoming a coach:

Requirements for Coaches (updated Sept 2018)
Link to Information on USA Swimming website

Coaches Approved List of Safety Certifications (updated May 2017)

Coaches Certification Links:

Athlete Protection Training (APT) Link
USA Swimming Background Check
Safety Training for Swim Coaches Link - link to the American Red Cross website
Foundations of Coaching Link
Concussion Training - Ohio State Law (requirement) for participation in Youth Sports
Lindsay's Law - Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) - Ohio State Law that requires annual review/training

USA Swimming Website - Coaches Area

American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA)

Deck Access for International Coaches:  click here

Safety Training Information:
Effective September 1, 2013, stand-alone first aid will no longer be required for coach membership.  Coaches will be required to complete the new STSC (that will include a first aid component).
Safety Training for Swim Coaches Fact Sheet
   Cheat Sheet
Safety Training Presentation click here
Safety Training In-Water skills checklist click here   (updated 2/5/15)

Coach Education Requirement (Foundations of Coaching - FOC):
Changes to membership requirements for 1st year coaches click here
Changes in Coach Education Requirement for new coaches began February 4, 2013. It consists of a new two-part course in an entirely online format that provides exposure to key concepts for the brand new coach while breaking the overall education requirement into more manageable pieces.
For more information and FAQs, click here.