All coaches must take the Quality Coaching Framework. New coaches to USA Swimming are required to take the Core Certification. All other coaches are encouraged to take Core or one of the ADM Certifications.
If a current athlete member becomes a junior coach member, do they have to pay a second membership fee?
No. If the athlete is registered as a Premium member (not a Flex or Outreach member) for the current registration period, the second USA Swimming membership fee is waived if both memberships are under the same LSC. NOTE: LSCs are not obligated to waive their LSC membership fees that are in addition to USA Swimming membership fees.
Once a junior coach turns 18 years of age, how long do they have to complete a background check?
The junior coach has 30 days from the time they turn 18 to complete a background check. They will receive an email notification 30 days prior and another one 15 days prior to turning 18, letting them know that they must complete the background check within 30 days after turning 18.
Do junior coaches need to complete all the non-athlete coaching requirements?
Yes. Junior coaches are required to complete everything but a background check (CPR, Athlete Protection Training, Online and In-Water Safety Training, Welcome to USA Swimming and the Quality Coaching Framework courses).