Nick Lakin, BLST

Vice President

Dave Happel, VAC


Doug Colin, DASH 
At Large


Coach & Junior Coach Registration & Certification:

Review the USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements. It is the responsibility of all Non-Athlete members to monitor and maintain their current certifications. 

Coach & Junior Coach Certification Checklist:                               Jr Coach FAQ

  • 2020 Non-Athlete Registration Application - send application and payment to your Club Registrar.
  • Background Check - Valid for 2 years **Jr Coach members do not need to complete a Background Check until they reach the age of 18**
  • Athlete Protection Training - Valid for 1 year
  • Foundations of Coaching 101 (1st-year coaches) 
  • Foundations of Coaching 201 AND Rules & Regulations (2nd-year coaches - these must be done prior to registration as a 2nd year coach)
  • CPR**
  • In-Water** (Lifeguarding or In-Water Checklist)
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches - Online Content Only**
  • **NEW** Additional certifications that coaches should be aware of:
    • Online Concussion Training (CPT) CDC or NFHS course is required for all Coaches and Officials by January 1, 2020. PRINT THE CERTIFICATE at the end of the training or you may have to repeat the course to get it. Submit the certificate to the ISI Registration Coordinator so that it can be documented in your membership record. This certification will then appear on your Deck Pass Membership Card. 
    • USADA Coaching Advantage (CAT) - Required for all Coaches effective January 1, 2020. Valid for 1 year.
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training - Coming soon. Online.


**Current certificate for CPR, In-Water, STSC-Online and CPT must be submitted to the ISI Registration Coordinator to be updated in the member record. Send to jen@iaswim.orgBGC, APT, FOC, R&R, and CAT will match automatically to the coach's member record when completed/updated.

Coach membership card will update in Deck Pass within a few hours of completing/updating certifications. Coaches may print a copy of their card, or may show the membership card on their phone (Deck Pass Plus app - free) to prove membership. Coaches will not be able to view or print their card if any certifications are missing or expired.  



October 2018 meeting (HOD)  ISCA Agenda
December 20th meeting:  Agenda


Coach Clinics/Workshops
Click here for link to USA Swimming website page for information & prior clinics. 
Online Clinic Frequently Asked Questions

ASCA Certification Credit - ASCA will give 3 units of certification credit to coaches who attend an Online Clinic.  To get credit, you need to email with the date and title of the clinic.  Questions should be directed to ASCA on certification credits.



Link to USADA page USA Anti-Doping Agency

USA 12& Under Tech Suit Ban docs
White paper Proposal - prior to passage
Information and FAQs - prior to passage

USADA Statement September 2018

New Backstroke Racing Start requirements and resource - May 1 2018

Important Safe Sport Updates from USA Swimming - March 13, 2018
USA Swimming Safe Sport BOD Report March 2018