ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING
Athlete Protection Education USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about athlete protection and prevention of abuse in sport. We are proud to partner with Praesidium, an industry expert in abuse prevention, to bring the swimming community customized and comprehensive training tools for coaches, and volunteers.
Since 2007, all coaches are required to successfully complete a Background Check through the USA Swimming background check provider. Coaches are responsible for renewing their Background Check every two years.
Prior to registering for the first year of coaching, a coach must present evidence of having completed and passed the following courses: CPR and Safety Training for Swim Coaches.
SAFETY TRAINING FOR SWIM COACHES
As of August 20, 2013, There is a new Safety Training for Swim Coaches Blended Learning Course developed and introduced by the Red Cross. There are important changes that affect your Safety Training renewal or initial certification.
Foundations of Coaching
Foundations 101 must be completed by all new coach members. The course and test takes approximately 90 minutes (Cost: $15). All material is contained within the online course.
Foundations 201 is a more comprehensive course of approximately 4 hours and must be successfully completed prior to registration for the 2nd year of coach membership (Cost $25). All material is contained within the online course.
Rules and Regulations is a separate 30 question test completed on the USA Swimming website. Completing this test is the 2nd required component to fulfill the Foundations 201 requirement (No cost). The Rules and Regulations test is based on the current USA Swimming Rulebook. This test will be unavailable April 15-May 1 every year while the test questions are updated to reflect rule changes.
The DVD based online test is no longer available.