Updated April 2013
If you are, or intend to become, a USA-Swimming Registered Coach, you
will be taking an ON-Line course required by USA-Swimming.
a short course (roughly an hour) called Foundations 101. You will be
required to take this course before you step on the deck.
end of your first year and prior to registering for your second year, you
will be required to take the 2nd part, called "201," also on-line.
There is no "paper" or "book" or DVD version of the course.
Swimming notifies ASCA of successful completion of this course, so if you
are seeking ASCA certification the 101 course will comply.
For ASCA Level 1 certification you need to be a member of ASCA, submit a
certification application, and complete the 101 test.
IF YOU ARE
NOT A USA-SWIMMING COACH (high school, college, international) this is a
DVD version of the Foundations of coaching course, which you purchase from
ASCA and it comes with a paper test that you complete and return to us.
There is no pure "paper" version of the Foundations Course any longer.
For USA Swimming Coaches follow this
Go to this
2. Click on Foundations
of Coaching 101
3. Click "Add to Cart"
5. Under Step 2 on Checkout you will see a
Are you seeking American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)
In the drop down box select "yes."
remaining onscreen instructions.
7. Results will be
automatically sent to ASCA.
USA Swimming Coaches (High School, College, International) follow
1. Purchase the Foundations
of Coaching DVD from the ASCA Website. You can call 800-356-2722 to
you can go to this link to order on-line.
2. You will
receive a paper test with the DVD. Complete the test and submit to