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Southeastern Swimming Coaches

Southeastern Swimming consist of over 500 registered coaches. The following is a list of information for coaches to make their experience in USA Swimming/ Southeastern Swimming a more productive one. 

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COACH/TEAM TO MAKE SURE COACHES KEEP THEIR CERTIFICATIONS UP TO DATE.

 

Becoming a USA Swim Coach -- USA web page

Prior to registering for the first year of coaching, a coach must have current acceptable safety certifications in the following courses: CPR and Safety Training for Swim Coaches.

How to complete your Safety Training for Swim Coaches requirement -. A coach is now able to take the Safety Training for Swim Coaches written test online and then proceed to a Red Cross certified instructor to demonstrate the required water skills. There are two options to this procedure: the Fast Track Option and the Written Test Only Option.

Since 2007, all coaches are required to successfully complete a Background Screening and an Athlete Protection Program through the USA Swimming background screen provider.  It is the coach's responsibility to renew their Background Screening every two years.

Before the coach register, he or she must successfully complete the Foundations of Coaching test. This test includes basic swimming coaching knowledge as well as the rules and regulations of USA Swimming. In order to take the test, the coach must create an account on the USA Swimming website and login. If you are not logged in you will not be able to access the test. Login on the upper right-hand corner of any page.

HOW TO ACCESS STSC ONLINE CONTENT ONLY COURSE

Coaches who are unable to find an ARC instructor to conduct the skills session can now contact a certified lifeguard instructor from another agency and present the STSC In-Water Skills Checklist to that instructor. The instructor must be certified by one of the agencies listed on the checklist. - for more information and how to find local instructors go here

Concussion Training Laws - click here for an updated list of concussion training requirements by state. Submit your proof of training to your LSC registrar to show on your deck pass. Need to take a concussion training course? Here are the links to popular courses - CDC Course, NFHS Course.

WEBPAGE - CONCUSSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLUBS - COACHES

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USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial
Starting September 1, all coach members will be required to complete an annual USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial (CAT) course by January 1, 2020. This 20-minute video course (presented in four modules) was added following discussions with the Age Group Anti-Doping Task Force and will be available on the LEARN platform, covering WADA code, checking medications, the testing process and a coach’s role in the clean sport movement. The latter is an incredibly significant element of the training that is crucial at all age levels. Renewal date for this course will be one year from completion date. Please direct questions about the USADA Coaching Advantage Tutorial to learn@usaswimming.org.

Coaching Athletes - Go to USA Swimming

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USA Swimming Deck Pass

Clubs may check their coaches status on their Club Portal.

There will be no cards, all information can be checked on Deck Pass or Club portal.

Deck Pass for Coaches

DECK PASS CAN BE USED AS PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP AT ANY USA SWIM MEET IN SES. 

 

Coaches IconDeck Pass offers a number of features that allow USA Swimming coaches to connect and share. Just create an account on usaswimming.org and link it to your USA Swimming coach’s membership.

 

With Deck Pass for USA Swimming coaches, you can:

  • Connect with your swimmers who are also using Deck Pass, and with your Facebook friends.
  • Access all your club information, including your club roster, season summary, IMX reports and club portal results.
  • Keep track of all your testing and certification, print IMX certificates and contact a USA Swimming Sports development consultant from your Deck Pass account.
  • Earn patches for your coaching achievements.
  • Award Patches to your swimmers for their achievements. You can be as creative and original as you would like. From perfect attendance, to great grades, or an awesome practice award your swimmers for their achievements. This virtual achievement program can generate enthusiasm like never before. Get started on this great opportunity and see your athletes excel like never before.
  • View recent meets that your swimmers have swum in and track their progress.
  • View your club’s Virtual Club Championship Score and Rank, and see how your club measures up within your LSC, Zone and even nationally.
  • Follow your friends’ activity on Deck Pass through your News Feed.

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Important Information for Coaches

What is ILLEGAL RECRUITING

USA Swimming Coaches Safety Training Narrative

 Racing Starts 

Racing Starts Certification 

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Waiver Form for Coaches with Disabilities

SES Coach Education Reimbursement Program
In 2017, Southeastern Swimming will once again provide up to $4,000.00 for SES Coaches to seek continuing education.  Through a grant application, USA Swimming will offer matching funds meaning that SES will now have even more opportunities for coaches and clubs to take advantage of this program.  At least sixteen spots are currently available for funding (NOTE:  Funds from SES cannot exceed $500.00 per participant or club).  
To apply, please send a general e-mail with the name of the coach, name of the club, and a brief description of the educational opportunity to Brian Haddad at brianehaddad@gmail.com .  Applications are currently being accepted.  Please note that teams are limited to one applicant per year and a coach may only receive funding from this program once every four years

Registration forms can be found under the documents tab

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American Swim Coaches Association

The American Swim coaches Association is an organization that provides education for the professional swim coach and certifies them based on a variety of criteria.

Website: American Swim Coaches Association 

SES Coaches that are members as of June 1, 2016

Level 5 Coaches - the TOP level in ASCA - Provided by ASCA on June 1, 2016

Corcoran Stanley Chattanooga TN 5
Davis Ben Memphis TN 5
Hough Larry Knoxville TN 5
Morse John Brentwood TN 5
Wharam Doug Nashville TN 5
Woods John Chattanooga TN 5
Gambril Don Northport AL 5
Hawke Brett Auburn AL 5
Pursley Dennis Tuscaloosa AL 5

ASCA Vision:

Professional swimming coaches are the leaders in creating the best sport in the world.

ASCA Mission:

The American Swimming Coaches Association provides leadership to American and World swimming at all levels.

ASCA develops and supports professional coaches and quality career opportunities in collaboration with its partners in the world aquatics community. We are an independent professional association based on a central theme of: “Leadership, Education, Certification.” We are dedicated to creating and enhancing solutions that are effective in strengthening and improving the coaching profession, American swimming and W, rld Swimming.

ASCA plays a leadership role in evaluating past efforts, present concerns and future planning; and in proposing solutions in both the coaching and swimming communities. The leadership function is provided by synthesizing ideas and information from throughout the swimming community into a coherent direction for action.

The education function is designed to provide coaches with the tools necessary to build better swimmers and better people, with the most relevant of coaching information delivered by the most effective means such as clinics (including the World Clinic and Gold Medal Clinic), publications, home study schools and online.

Certification provides the framework for measurement of each coach’s education, experience and achievement in coaching fast swimmers. As such, it provides a professional structure to our coaching lives.

ASCA cooperates and collaborates with aquatic institutions and sport organizations to build the American Swimming Team, and move the sport of swimming forward in the world.

ASCA provides effective solutions to problems, and quality educational products and services to support this mission. ASCA creates future leaders in American and World swimming. ASCA members are valued in their communities; and are active in local, regional, national and international swimming organizations. We create and modify ideas, then champion those ideas that are most important for the future development of American Swimming and coaching, from the finest learn-to-swim program in the world (SwimAmerica) to elite swimming.