Concussion

Mandatory non-athlete member CONCUSSION PROTOCOL TRAINING forward your certificate to kyswim@kylsc.org

  • Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) 
  • For USA Swimming membership, coaches and officials must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once. Individual states may require annual or continuing education and coaches/officials must abide by the requirements of their home state or states in which they coach or officiate.
  • This requirement is necessary to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents, ensuring our insurers will continue to provide liability insurance protection to USA Swimming, coaches, officials and clubs.
  • Please direct questions about Concussion Protocol Training to George Ward at gward@usaswimming.org 

Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes and Parents
This sheet has information to help protect your children or teens from concussion or other serious brain injury. Use this information at your children’s or teens’ games and practices to learn how to spot a concussion and what to do if a concussion occurs. 

Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches
One of the main jobs of a youth sports coach is keeping athletes safe. This sheet has information to help you protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs. 

Safe Sport Reporting and Incident How To
When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links on the page which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.

Swim Assist Program for Survivors