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Coach Pathways

Australian swimming coach’s gain their accreditation through a multi-level competency based training system that recognises acquired knowledge, practical experience and coaching performance (in the case of ‘advanced’ qualifications).


Coaching is a great way to express your passion for swimming and be actively involved. It is not only exciting and self-satisfying but you can have a positive influence on people's lifelong involvement in swimming. Coaching is a rewarding job at all levels of swimming as you are responsible for helping people improve and develop their swimming, you can pass on your own experiences and watch people progress through the different pathways of swimming.

All swimming coaches should be licensed. To be licensed a swimming coach must be accredited, but a coach can be accredited without maintaining their license.

 Swimming Australia and most State Swimming Associations require coaches to be licensed to:


Coaching Pathway



Coaching Qualifications


The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA), is the peak body for swimming Coaches and Teachers in Australia. ASCTA is dedicated to developing world leading practises in the education, accreditation, professional development and on-going support for swimming Coaches and swimming and water safety Teachers.

Visit www.ascta.com for further information.

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