Current USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements 5/12/17
2018 Coach Membership Requirement Checklist
Foundations of Coaching (FOC)
For information about the Foundations of Coaching courses and other Coach Education requirements, check out the Frequently Asked Questions. Additional details also are available on the Coaches tab.
All new coaches are required to take Foundations of Coaching 101 PRIOR to becoming a coach member.
Coaches registering for their 2nd year of Coach Membership are required to complete FOC 201 and Rules & Regulations prior to becoming a coach member for that year.
STSC In-Water Skills Sheet
[.doc version] [.pdf version]
STSC ONLINE Content-Only Course
Instructions on how to access STSC online course are included in the USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements document (pages 2-3).
Concussion Awareness Training
Minnesota state law sets out that any nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity for which a fee is charged, must require all participating coaches and officials to receive initial online training at least once every three calendar years consistent with the Concussion in Youth Sports online training program available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site. See more information including the statute.
Lifeguarding and/or CPR classes
To find current offerings for Lifeguarding and/or CPR classes, you may look on the Red Cross Website: http://www.redcross.org (then click on Menu and then Training & Certification to find classes)
USA Swimming Coach Safety Requirement Waiver for Coaches with Physical Disability