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To increase transparency and provide LSCs the opportunity to digest information.
It notes the upcoming launch of the Coaching Certification Program and the changes to current member requirements. Specifically,
  • The Foundations of Coaching (FOC) courses will be transitioned to two new and redesigned courses.
  • With this shift, there will be some breaks in mandatory coaching requirements as we finish up our season.
As you will see below, we are recommending to all coaches who have not yet started the Foundations of Coaching course to wait until the September 1 launch. To allow these coaches to continue to be on deck and attend meets, USA Swimming will be extending all FOC requirements until September 1. This temporary change will be made through the current SWIMS database and there will no be action needed on your part.
USA Swimming Coaches and Club Leaders,

As we approach the launch of the new SWIMS 3.0 database on September 1, we want to share some updates coming to
Coach Education.

Based on member feedback, and to improve ease of access, your new USA Swimming account will feature all education and certification requirements in one location.
  • Starting September 1, 2022 your USA Swimming account will give you access to the newly developed Coaching Certification Program.
    • It will replace all current learning sites and platforms, where members have historically completed items including, but not limited to, background checks, Athlete Protection Training, Foundations of Coaching, Safe Sport Club Recognition etc..
  • The use of a single dashboard will allow members to easily access all educational requirements in one easy-to-find tab.
In addition to shifting all member education to your USA Swimming account
  • The Foundations of Coaching 101 and 201 courses will be replaced with new, relevant coaching information
    • By replacing these courses USA Swimming coach members will be able to work towards their development in the Coaching Certification Program
    • By replacing these courses it allows users to start their personalized approach to their specific educational goal
**Existing coaches will be required to take the Quality Coaching Framework
**New coaches will be required to take the Starting Block and Core Certification courses
New coaches who have not done the Foundations of Coaching 101 or 201 courses:
  • Are encouraged to wait until the new Coaching Certification Program launches September 1, 2022
  • Will remain a USA Swimming member coach in good standing as long as the new Starting Block course is completed prior to December 31, 2022
  • Will remain a USA Swimming member coach in good standing as long as the Core Certification course is completed prior to December 31, 2023
​​For coaches who have started the Foundations of Coaching 201 course:
  • the last day to complete it will be August 31, 2022.
  • All progress will be lost if not completed by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2022.
  • Coaches can take the Core Certification course in the Fall if they prefer to not complete the Foundations of Coaching 201 course before August 31, 2022.
The launch of the new Coaching Certification Program will bring additional exciting changes to membership. Some of these new features include courses available in English and Spanish, educational tracks for both the American Development Model Age Group Certification and Senior Certification as well as a new Children with Challenges course.
For additional questions and concerns, please contact [email protected].

For more information on SWIMS, visit the SWIMS Resource Hub