Important News and Info
Here’s the link to sign up for the STSC online course and test: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/safety-training-for-swim-coaches
The old STSC online test is no longer available.
First Aid - no longer a required separate certification (is included in the Safety training for Swim Coaches Certification now. Do not send copies of First Aid certifications.
CPR - now good for 2 years unless course record states only 1 year. Do not have to be registered with USA Swimming to take CPR.
Safety Training for Swim Coaches (STSC) - now good for 2 years - includes First Aid - ARC On Line portion costs $19 - Water component has an additional fee - Results no longer sent to LSC Office - you must provide on line course and test results along with an in water/pool component (Lifeguarding or ARC STSC in pool) May also include a bundle including CPR if done at a Red Cross Class. Do not have to be registered with USA Swimming to take these courses - they are ARC courses not USA Swimming courses.
Background Check - Must be renewed every 2 years - On Line Fee - results sent directly to LSC Office - do not send your copy! Do not have to be in USA database to do the Background Check.
Athlete Protection Training (Safe Sport - APT) - now expires with annual membership every year on December 31st. No Fee. Must be in USA database to complete this course. Do not send your copy.
Fundamentals of Coaching - New Coaches must complete FOC 101, a USA Swimming on line test. $15 fee. Do not have to be in the USA database to take this course. 2nd Year coaches must complete FOC 201 and Rules & Regulations for Swim Coaches, $25 total fee, before they can register for their 2nd year as a coach. (no matter when the first year was). Must be in the USA database to take FOC 201. results are sent directly to the LSC Office - do not send your results.
2014 Coach Membership Requirements
2014 Accepted Safety Certifications List
2014 Safety Training for Swim Coaches Fact Sheet
2014 ARC Safety Training for Swim Coaches Explanation Chart
Safety Training Certifications available from these providers:
Changes in First Aid Requirement
Effect September 1, 2013, coaches will no longer be required to have a separate Frist Aid Certification. This is due to the fact that the Safety Training for Swim Coaches Course includes First Aid.
The New Fundamentals of Coaching for Coach Applicants has Launched!
Foundations 101 is now required prior to coach membership (just like the APT and Background Check), A coach applicant does NOT have to have a SWIMS record to take Foundations 101. The course will cost $15.
Click on the link www.usaswimming.org then – as a non-member – scroll down to the very bottom of the screen to “Select a Course”. Click on that and the next screen asks “are you a USA Swimming member”. A non-member would click on “No”. On the next screen, click “Continue”. On the next screen, the only option is to pick Foundations of Coaching 101 and get started by providing payment information.
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