Coach Accreditation

Becoming a Swimming Australia accredited swimming coach is the first step to developing the skills and confidence to assist competitive swimmers to become the best they can be. 

Holding current Swimming Australia coach accreditation is the minimum requirement for coaching competitive squads within swimming clubs or other facilities and to be able to coach on pool deck at swim meets.

The Coach Accreditation Pathway

Australian swimming coaches gain their accreditation through a multi-level competency-based training system that helps the coach develop knowledge and practical skills to improve their coaching ability over their career. The 3-tier coaching accreditation framework comprise the following levels: Development, Advanced and Performance.


Coaching Course Progression


Achieving Swimming Australia coach accreditation ensures coaches meet the minimum standards required to be able to run or oversee competitive squads or coach at competitive meets.

The first step to gaining accreditation at any level, is to complete the coaching course related to the accreditation level. Details of the Swimming Australia Coach Education courses can be found here

Gaining accreditation as a swimming coach


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