• Safety Training for Swim Coaches

    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:

    • Maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers
    • Preventing accidents and emergencies
    • Responding to ill or injured swimmers in water or on land

    ***This course includes both an online portion and an in-water skills session.

    Safety Training for Swim Coaches certification can be met through a two-step process:

    Step 1: Safety Training for Swim Coaches Online Content:

    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.

    Step 2: In-Water Skills Verification:

    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:

    • Lifeguarding
    • Shallow Water Lifeguarding
    • Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding
    • Safety Training for Swim Coaches In-Water Skills Session

    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.

    • Red Cross Training Saves Lives: Safety Training for Swim Coaches Supplement

      Safety Training for Swim Coaches Supplement