This course helps to fulfill the Coaches Safety Education requirement for USA Swimming and Y USA with a 2 year certification. Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course and must be comfortable in chest-deep water.
The Safety Training for Swim Coaches course offers up-to-date content on safe sport policies, emergency planning and first aid, including:
***This course includes both an online portion and an in-water skills session.
Individuals who are interested in taking Safety Training for Swim Coaches should complete the Safety Training for Swim Coaches - Online Content Only course. This course includes web-based delivery of content and an online exam.
National coaching governing bodies including USA Swimming and Y USA require swim coaches to demonstrate in-water skills. The following Red Cross courses meet the skills verification requirement for these organizations:
See the chart below to determine which training option is required based on current certification status:
|Current Certification Status||Online Content||In-Water Skills Session|
|New Coaches OR those with expired certifications||3 Hours||3 Hours|
|Safety Training for Swim Coaches/First Aid||3 Hours||50 Minutes|
|Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED||3 Hours||Not Required|
|Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED||3 Hours||Not Required|
|Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED||3 Hours||Not Required|
Are you with an aquatics facility and interested in offering the blended online/in-water course? Please contact your Aquatics Representative to get started.