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Reasons to purchase a SwimAmerica License
Frequently Asked Questions
SwimAmerica License Application


Reasons to purchase a SwimAmerica License:


Over the 17 year history of the SwimAmerica program, we have a very good understanding of why coaches choose SwimAmerica.

  1. They want a way to enhance their personal financial situation, both short term and with long term potential.
  2. They want a way to put swimmers who are properly prepared to SUCCEED on their novice swim teams or stroke school programs.
  3. They want to find a way to enhance the financial future of their swim clubs. (and perhaps this ties into the personal financial situation as well.)
  4. They want to be able to control the training and certification of their own instructors/coaches, without relying on outside agencies. This has both business and technical teaching aspects involved in it.

With SwimAmerica, the coach owns a business. They invest in the long term future of their club by controlling the influx of new swimmers who are properly prepared, and control the financial resources of their organizations.

Many coaches have found SwimAmerica so financially rewarding that they have made coaching their second priority and SwimAmerica swim schools their first priority.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Who trains my coaches/instructors?
How long does the training take?
What happens if I purchase a license, then move?
Who owns the license, me or my organization?
I can't afford to purchase a license myself. My club can. Can we do that?
Who will train me, and how will the training be done?
What about insurance?
How does the SwimAmerica Program work?
What types of Learn to Swim programs does SwimAmerica offer?
Who can operate SwimAmerica?
How do I apply to become a Program Director?


Who trains my coaches/instructors?

You do. You purchase the SwimAmerica Coaches Manual from the National SwimAmerica office. You have your 1 day training for the coaches. They take the test at the end of the manual. You grade the test and email Julie Nitti at jnitti@swimamerica.org the names of the coaches who passed. The SwimAmerica National office will send out red cards to the coaches who passed.


How long does the training take?


8 hours. 4 hours with you of this time is done with the Program Director, in a face to face setting. Four additional hours are done by the coach, on their own time, with the materials in the SwimAmerica Coaches Manual.


What happens if I purchase a license, then move?


The license goes with you. If you find a new pool in your new area, you must call the SwimAmerica National office and get the area approved.


Who owns the license, me or my organization?


You own the license. We only license ASCA Certified Level 2 coaches.


I can't afford to purchase a license myself. My club can. Can we do that?


Yes. However the license stays with the ASCA Level 2 Coach if he leaves that club. We will give the club the opportunity to have someone else trained to keep the program running.


Who will train me, and how will the training be done?


The SwimAmerica National Director will conduct all the training. It is a one day classroom training session.


What about insurance?


There are 2 companies that work with SwimAmerica programs. Contact us once you are a Program Director.


How does the SwimAmerica Program work?


The SwimAmerica learn to swim program was designed by America's foremost experts on swimming, professional swim coaches. SwimAmerica uses the station method to teach children to swim quickly and efficiently. Our effective and logical teaching progression builds strong swimming by introducing new skills while constantly reviewing those previously mastered. We do this with a station method of advancement for the child. This simple, effective method REALLY TEACHES CHILDREN TO SWIM.


What types of Learn to Swim programs does SwimAmerica offer?


SwimAmerica offers: Infant, Preschool, School Age and Adult Lessons.


Who can operate SwimAmerica?


You can operate a SwimAmerica if you have experience in teaching, coaching or running aquatic programs. If you are not already an ASCA Certified Level 2 coach we can help you become certified with our home study programs.


How do I apply to become a Program Director?


Download a SwimAmerica license application, complete it and return to the SwimAmerica National office
SwimAmerica
5101 NW 21st Ave, Suite 530
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309