Why join ASCA?
What ASCA offers our members...
The American Swimming
Coaches Association is a professional service organization based on a
central theme of Leadership in American Swimming through Education,
Certification, and Cooperation. We are dedicated to creating and
enhancing progressive and highly visible programs that are effective in
strengthening and improving the coaching profession and building a stronger
Listed below are some
of the many benefits of membership. If you would like to receive an information
packet, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us toll free at 1-800-356-2722.
As an ASCA Member, you will receive to 18 educational publications annually.
The ASCA Magazine is published 6 times per year and features in-depth
interviews from respected coaches on stroke training, technique, sample
workouts and much more. Sample titles:
Techniques & Training"
- "The Budget
Process for Swim Clubs"
Starts and Turns"
Backstroke to Novice Swimmers"
of Swimming Training Sessions by Blood Lactate and Heart Rate Response"
The ASCA Newsletter (published 12 times a year) provides up to date information
on the coaching profession, awards, and compensation. Sample topics:
- "Improve your
Career, Your Sport"
- "How to earn
$40,000 a year"
- "The Coach
as Chief Executive Officer"
The Journal of Swimming Research (1 time) is the only publication of its
kind in the world. Technical swimming research and practical applications
on a variety of topics: lactate testing, psychology, pool specs, and injuries.
Scientist and Peer reviewed. Past topics include:
- "Energy Demand
of Interval Training for Competitive Swimming"
- "Muscle Glycogen
Depletion During Swimming Interval Training"
More than 1,500 swimming coaches attend the ASCA World Clinic each September--it's
the largest swimming clinic in the world. Members receive reduced registration
fees. Five days, 30 speakers and 100 exhibiton.
- Audios, DVDs and
- Enhancement Schools
- Club Administration
ASCA Certification is designed to identify and recognize professionally
prepared coaches on a national level. Join the 10,000 ASCA certified coaches
who have moved up the ladder of advancement. ASCA Certification is based
on your education, experience and achievement since the start of your
coaching career. Available through home study or clinic presentation,
ASCA provides five
certification schools to aid in your professional development. ASCA
also offers over 20 educational enrichment courses.
The American Swimming Coaches Association works closely with the other
swimming-related organizations, including:
Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association
Swimming Coaches Association of America
- USA Swimming (USA-S)
- the YMCA
- the NCAA
- USAS--United States
Through the Club Assistance program we provide assistance and advice to
coaches and boards of directors on long range planning, the budgeting
process, fund raising and coach-board-parent relationships.
from the ASCA staff
As an ASCA member, we encourage you to call our staff with any questions
or problems--from recruiting to insurance, workouts, salary negotiations,
etc. Just toll free phone call away!
ASCA current membership ranges from college students who aspire one day
to become a coach; to coaches at the Age Group, High School, college,
YMCA, Masters and summer league levels; assistant coaches, learn-to-swim
professionals; and every Olympic coach since 1956.
is our national learn-to-swim program, designed to earn you more money
and act as a feeder program into your competitive team. SwimAmerica training
sessions are held monthly, and program directors have earned as much as
$30,000 in their own SwimAmerica program. Teaching Manual, promotion,
business plan, and awards are just the start of what makes this program
Quality, Blue and Gold, personalized certificates which provide motivation,
continual awareness of achievement and team contribution. ASCA can personalize
these certificates for you!
For more than 25 years, ASCA has offerred national achievement awards:
a motivational age group patch program for swimmers based on the National
Age Group Time Standards.
in College Directory is for coaches, parents and athletes. A complete
list of the over 500 college swimming/diving programs in the U.S. and
Canada. This book has valuable information such as coach's name and contact
information, approximate tuition expenses,links to both school and team
websites and more!
do you become a member?
You can sign
up online; over the phone at 1-800-356-2722 or (954) 563-4930; or
by downloading and sending in this form.