January 11, 2022
USA Swimming released their plans for a coach education certification program.
From the USA Swimming article:
The Coach Education Certification program’s purpose is to provide coaches with access to relevant, dynamic and ongoing education. USA Swimming is committed to better educating coaches, which will increase opportunities for athletes, families and other member constituents to have a lasting, positive swimming experience. It will help create a safe, athlete-centered and developmentally appropriate environment where our swimmers can thrive.
The Coach Education Certification program will provide different options for certifications based on target audiences, with continuing education requirements to maintain those certifications. The program will include an online component with optional in-person opportunities for further learning and connection through mentorship and practical application.
*All taken from USA Swimming source: https://www.usaswimming.org/news/2021/12/16/usa-swimming-announces-plan-for-coach-education-certification-program
To read all the specifics about what this program will entail, please use this link.