Non-Athlete Registration Form





Coaches can now go to and click on “Frequently Asked Questions” at the top of the screen to take you through a step-by-step process for initiating the Safety Training for Swim Coaches online course and/or to find an instructor.

FIRST AID - no longer a coaching requirement

Coaches Education Requirements (2013)

Background Check Renewal Link


Background Check Instructions    


Athlete Protection Training Course                                        

KYLSC Record Times Form (PDF)  (WORD fill-in form)


Travel Fund Reimbursement Application


Racing Start Certification Form

Report of Occurrence online link    
Travel and Code of Conduct Policy

Cahill Gift Program

 Swimming Coaches Association

Forms to Support Coaches

Conference, Clinics and Workshops


Prior to registering for the first year of coaching, a coach must have current acceptable safety certifications in the following courses: CPR, First Aid, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches.

Two-part Foundations of Coaching courses and tests as well as a Rules and Regulations online test.

This plan provides some exposure to key concepts for the brand new coach while breaking the overall current education requirement into more manageable pieces. Additional information about Foundations of Coaching Requirements.

  • Foundations 101 must be completed prior to registering as a coach member. The course and test takes approximately 90 minutes. (Cost: $15)
  • Foundations 201 is a more comprehensive course of approximately 3-4 hours and must be successfully completedprior to registration for the 2nd year of coach membership .(Cost $25)
  • Rules and Regulations is a separate 30 question test completed on the USA Swimming website. Completing this test is the 2nd required component to fulfill the Foundations 201 requirement. (No Cost)
  • USA Swimming recommends that a new coach register as a “non-athlete member” prior to taking Foundations 101. Contact your LSC Registration Chair for more information.


  • Foundations of Coaching 101 and 201 are online courses that include all of the resources and documents. The required tests are accessible at the end of each course.
  • Rules and Regulations: New rules go into effect on May 1 of each year so the new rulebook becomes the resource. For example, on May 1, 2013, the 2013 USA Swimming Rulebook is required for the test. Tests started after May 1 of each year will expire on April 15 of the following year. You must complete the test prior to April 15 or the test will be automatically deleted and inaccessible for completion.

All tests require a score of 80% or higher to pass. Upon passing the each test, your LSC Registration Chair will automatically be notified so that your registration status can be updated to "Coach Member." If you indicate when you start the Foundations 101 Course that you wish to receive ASCA Level One certification credit, American Swim Coaches Association(ASCA) will also automatically receive notification.

See "Choose A Course" at the bottom of the page.

In order to access the Rules and Regulations test, you must create an account on the USA Swimming website:

  1. If you have never created an account on the USA Swimming website, click this link to create an account.
  2. To "Sign In" (once you have created an account), click on "Sign In" found on the upper right-hand corner of every page on this website
  3. To start the test after you have completed "Sign In":
    • The upper right-hand corner of every web page will now say "Logoff",
    • Go to Member Resources/Coaches/Online Testing/Rules and Regulations Test
    • Follow the Instructions to Start the Test

Click here for more information on the Rules and Regulations Test.

Procedures to be used for obtaining ASCA Level Two and ASCA Level Three Course materials:

Coaches needing the ASCA Level Two or ASCA Level Three tests must purchase the courses from ASCA. The cost is $45.

You will need to purchase the Level 2 and Level 3 online format
Call place your order over the phone: 1-800-356-2722 / (954) 563-4930
Place an order through the ASCA online store

Click here for the Level 2 online course

Click here for the Level 3 online course

When submitting the test(s) for grading, a coach must inform ASCA that they are taking the test to meet the USA New Club Membership requirement.

  1. Upon successful completion of the test, ASCA will mail a letter of completion to the coach.
  2. The ASCA office will keep the test in a physical file at the ASCA office and will maintain the information in the ASCA database.
  3. Existing ASCA Level Two or Three coaches need only to copy their current membership card to the local LSC registration chair.

Rulebook Requirements for all Coaches

Article 501.7: Membership Responsibility

  1. All clubs, including seasonal clubs, shall ensure that all athletes and coaches participating in USA Swimming sanctioned competition are members of their LSC and USA Swimming.
  2. All coaches of USA Swimming clubs, including seasonal clubs, shall join USA Swimming as coach members and shall satisfactorily complete safety training required by USA Swimming.
  3. The coach of record for a USA Swimming member club must be at least 18 years of age.
  4. All coaches of USA Swimming clubs, including seasonal clubs, who register for the first time as a coach member, shall complete coaches’ education required by USA Swimming prior to receiving their membership for the second year (this requirement applies to all assistant coaches of new clubs. All Head Coaches must meet the requirements outlined above).

For more information on Becoming A New Coach, CLICK HERE

New Member Welcome

There is a whole section on the website dedicated to your new members and their families that you can find under Member Resources>For Everyone> Member Welcome Kit go here

The Swimmers Section includes a swim meet survival guide, tips on strokes and how to get faster, more on being a part of America’s Team and much, much, more.

The Parent Section has swimming 101, understanding coaches, understanding training and a rules primer just to get started.

And coaches don’t forget to show your new swimmers how they can star in a welcome video

Head coach requirements for new clubs, CLICK HERE

  Online Coach Clinics

USA Swimming and American Swim Coaches Association present the Online Clinic Series. The OCS is a way for coaches to supplement existing education opportunities and hear from a range of speakers throughout the year. If you cannot attend the webinar live, we will always post a recording for you to view at your leisure after the clinic.