South Texas Swimming Coach's Page

USA Swimming Coaches Page includes coach requirement checklists and links to initiate a background check and to take the athlete protection and foundations of coaching tests. 

USA Swimming Coaches Membership Requirements (pdf)

USA Swimming Coach Certification Program

Health Coverage for Coaches

Report of Occurrence (accident reporting)


Recordings of Coach Zoom Meetings

Please contact Mindy Donofrio ([email protected]) to get the password.


Safety Training for Swim Coaches In-Water Skills Checklist (Click to download)

This skills sheet can replace the STSC in-water skills session done with an ARC instructor and therefore can replace the ARC STSC certification itself if accompanied by the STSC Online Content Only certification. If a coach cannot find an ARC instructor to provide the full STSC course, an instructor from one of the agencies listed on the Skills Sheet can work with the coach and sign the form. The coach must complete the STSC Online Content Only course, print the certificate and present it at the time of the skills demonstration. This new procedure was approved by the Operational Risk Committee at convention and can be used starting immediately by coaches who need to renew STSC and do not have an acceptable lifeguard certification.

Racing Start Certification form for unaccompanied swimmers
Any swimmer entered in a STSI, unaccompanied by a USA Swimming member coach, must be certified by a USA Swimming member coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water. This signed form may be submitted with the meet entry or be taken to the meet for unattached and/or unaccompanied swimmers attending STSI Sanctioned Meets. Without a Racing Start Certification, the athlete must start in the water. It is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.

USA Swimming -- Racing Start Water Depth Rules