Coach Certification requirements

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Below is the list of certifications and education required to be a coach in Southern California Swimming/USA Swimming:

Certifications must be kept current to keep the coach membership valid.

1.  Current year Non-Athlete membership
  • Coaches can register online, with a credit card, by clicking on the Forms tab (upper right of this page), then clicking on the link to "Non-Athlete Registration" between the Forms and Other Forms headers.
2.  Background Check 3.  Athlete Protection Training 4.  CPR
5.  Safety Training for Swim Coaches--online content only
6.  Safety Training for Swim Coaches---in water skills

***CPR and STSC certs must be scanned/sent to the SCS office: ***

7.  Coach Education Requirements 8.  Concussion Protocol Training (either course is accepted, coach does not need both)

*** Certification of Completion must be scanned/sent to the SCS office:***

Here's where to find more details, approved list of courses for CPR, STSC, etc:

Coaches can use the Deck Pass app to show proof of current membership and check when their credentials will be expiring.

Clubs can track their coaches' membership requirements through the Club Portal on (must log in and have the Club Portal Password, available from the SCS Office:   310-684-1151).