Minnesota Swimming—Coaches

Requirements and Training

Looking to become a coach? Check out this USA Swimming overview. (.docx)


Safety Certification Disability Waiver

Forms, Applications, and News

No current forms, applications, or news.

Please note: additional documents and links may be found under Documents/ Coach-Athlete-Non Athlete tab.

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.

  1. All new coaches are required to take Foundations of Coaching 101 PRIOR to becoming a coach member.

  2. 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.

Assisting a Coach-rule clarification 5-2012.pdf

2015-2016 Coach Membership Requirement Checklist

USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements (last revised 1.11.16)

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)

New members will be required to have their non-athlete application form and payment processed by their LSC registrar before they can sign in to complete the  APT course.

  • 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.

Forms: Reimbursement

Documents/ Coach-Athlete-Non Athlete tab

Forms (general) and Applications

Rules Changes


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