There are many ways that YMCA swim coaches can learn and develop in their roles. A large number are free or at a nominal cost. Below is a list of resources, opportunities and partner organizations that can stimulate coach development.

YMCA's Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC) - offers 176 online e-learning courses across all program areas, personal and leadership development and competencies. Examples - Principles of Youth Development, Advancing Equity, Training Young Athletes, Basics of Program Management, Introduction to Character Development, Foundations of Listen First...
Aquatics on Link
USA Swimming-
As the National Governing Body for swimming in the United States, USA Swimming provides opportunities for development and achievement for athletes, coaches and volunteers in the sport of swimming. While membership in USA Swimming provides full access to all of its resources, there is much information on the USA Swimming website that is available to all. 
USA Swimming offers opportunities for learning and connection among coaches in the following areas: 10 & Under, 11-14 and Senior. Find schedules for upcoming online workshops here:  Coaches Community (
Coaches page - includes online coaches clinics


American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)-

The American Swimming Coaches Association is the professional organization for swimming coaches in the United States. They provide training, certification, professional development, advocacy and job search opportunities for coaches of all levels.

Coach Dan Mascolo, YMCA of Greater Spartanburg, on ASCA Live - Bid Team, Small Community