KENTUCKY SWIMMING - PO Box 163 - Wilmore, KY 40390 - (859) 539-9091- [email protected]


The education, instruction and training of individuals to develop
and improve their capabilities in the sport of swimming.
To provide a safe and healthy environment, encompassing all backgrounds and abilities that create a tradition of excellence in the sport of swimming.


Checklist for New Coaches

USAS/KYLSC non-athlete Member - Click here to access form
USAS Foundations of Coaching
Safety Training for Coaches American Red Cross online course
Safety Training for Coaches in-water (can be a lifeguarding certification)
USAS Athlete Protection Training course
USAS Background Check
Concussion Protocol  Training
USADA Coach's Advantage Tutorial 

Must maintain a current certification at all times. 

Complete all Coach Required items and Foundations of Coaching 101

FOC 101 $15 Foundations of Coaching 101 Click here for USAS FOC 101 link

  1. Hover your mouse over Member Resources and click on Becoming a Coach
  2. Scroll down and stop at the FOC section & select the blue toggle, LEARN MORE
  3.  Scroll down and select, CHOOSE A COURSE
  4.   Answer the questions and follow the instructions

Foundations 101 is a 2 hour introductory coaching course required of all new USA Swimming member coaches.
The course contains four lessons including the roles and responsibilities of a coach, effective communication, growth and development, basic stroke technique and swim practice design.
This multi-media course is presented entirely online and includes a required test.

Procedures to be used for obtaining ASCA Level Two and ASCA Level Three Course materials
(Not USAS Required unless head coach for new club)

Coaches needing the ASCA Level Two or ASCA Level Three tests must purchase the courses from ASCA. 

You will need to purchase the Level 2 and Level 3 online format
Place your order over the phone: 1-800-356-2722 / (954) 563-4930
Place an order through the ASCA online store

Click here for the Level 2 online course

Click here for the Level 3 online course

When submitting the test(s) for grading, a coach must inform ASCA that they are taking the test to meet the USA New Club Membership requirement.

  1. Upon successful completion of the test, ASCA will mail a letter of completion to the coach.
  2. The ASCA office will keep the test in a physical file at the ASCA office and will maintain the information in the ASCA database.
  3. Existing ASCA Level Two or Three coaches need only to copy their current membership card to the local LSC registration chair.

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