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USA Swimming Coaches Web Page


USA Swimming Safe Sport Program Webpage


USA Swimming Online Coaching Clinic Information
(next clinic - 8/13, Got Chocolate Milk? and 8/27, Pre-Team Spotlight; view previous clinics)


International Swim Coaches Association
5th Annual Hall of Fame Coaches Clinic
27-29 August, Clearwater, FL
Information and Registration


USA Swimming Fall Regional Coach Clinic
26-28 September, Lake Placid, NY
Information     Registration


Virginia Swimming / USA Swimming Coach Mentoring Program


Virginia Swimming Head Coaches Roster


Virginia Swimming Coaches Roster

Coaches Credentials - Enforcement at Meets

Virginia Swimming Coach Job Announcements
(updated 8/5)

2012-2013 Age Group Coach of the Year 2012-2013 Senior Coach of the Year
Kathy Fonder (GATR) / Brett Fonder (GATR) /
Diane Cayce (NOVA)
Josh Fulton (TIDE)

Past Coaches of the Year

Virginia Swimming Coach Representatives
TJ Liston - LY (2014-2016)
Kevin McHaney - BASS (2013-2015)

USA Swimming 120-Day Rule

USA Swimming Memo - Assisting a Coach

Note on Illegal Entries

Handling Relay Lead-Off and Initial Distance Splits

Racing Starts
USA Swimming issued a new rule change regarding the teaching of racing starts.
Effective 1 May 2009, coaches must certify that each of their swimmers has been properly trained and can safely execute racing starts.
Racing Start Certification Checklist     Safety Memo to Clubs/Coaches     Safety Notice to Parents     FAQs

Prevent Shoulder Injuries
Stretches for Swimmers     YouTube Video


Find out why hosting a BREAKout! Swim Clinic is the best thing you can do for your club this year.

USA Swimming Coach Membership Requirements


USA Swimming Coach Safety Requirements


Providers of Courses for Coach Safety Certifications


USA Swimming Coach Safety Requirements - Waiver for Coaches with Physical Disabilities


USA Swimming Coaches Education Requirements


Frequently Asked Questions - New Coach Requirements

USA Swimming Background Checking Program

USA Swimming Athlete Protection Education Requirement


Athlete Protection Training Update


USA Swimming Online Testing

Safety Training for Swim Coaches     Foundations for Coaching

USA Swimming Membership
There are 4 components to our Non-Athlete Membership:

Membership Application / Fee   USA Swimming Website Account   Background Check   Athlete Protection Education Course

It's best to submit your application first.  It's critical to use exactly the same name for all four.
You must successfully complete all four (and your coach requirements) before your credentials will be issued.
Finally, answer the email from the Business Office that authorizes posting your email/phone number on the website.


American Swim Coaches Association Education Web Page


Questions / comments?  Please contact TJ Liston, Coaches Representative or Kevin McHaney, Coaches Representative.

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