USA Swimming Courses

 
Foundations of Coaching 101 is an 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 multimedia course is presented entirely online and includes a required test.

Foundations of Coaching 201 is the second required course in the USA Swimming coaches’ education requirement. Foundations of Coaching 101 is a prerequisite.  This course has 10 lessons and includes coaching philosophy, swimming organization, motivation and goals, growth and development, biomechanics, physiology, season planning, stroke analysis, and supplements and anti-doping information. This multimedia course is presented entirely online and includes a required test.

Successful completion of Foundations of Coaching 201 and the separate Rules and Regulations test is required prior to the 2nd year of coach registration.

Course Name Length
Foundations of Coaching 101 2 Hours
Foundations of Coaching 201 4 Hours

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