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Club Coach

Are you interested in becoming a Club Coach? Perhaps you already have some coaching experience and want to upgrade your qualifications to be an accredited Masters Club Coach.

Our coaches are a club’s greatest asset. They are often the reason swimmers join a Masters club.
Whatever your background, becoming a Club Coach can be a rewarding personal experience and a valuable contribution to the swimming community.

The accreditation program will give you the skills to coach and guide your swimmers towards their goals.

Once completed, your qualifications will be recognised by the Sports Australia National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

There are different pathways to become an accredited Masters Swimming Club Coach.

Your previous coaching qualifications and experience will determine which pathway you will be in, with each requiring you to undertake different steps in the process of accreditation. Detailed steps can be viewed by following the links below.

Pathway A: I have never coached before

Pathway B: I have coached adult swimmers before

Pathway C: I have coached age-group swimmers before but not adults

Pathway D:I hold a Swimming Australia Bronze Coach licence (or higher) but have not coached adults

Pathway E: I hold a Swimming Australia Bronze Coach licence (or higher) and have coached adults

RCC: I have significant coaching qualifications and experience to apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)



  Pathways to Club Coach Accreditation
A B C D E RCC
Coach Code of Behaviour Agreement
Hours observing an adult squad 5hrs 10hrs 5hrs 5hrs
Community Coaching General Principles online course (free)
Development Coaching online course ($95) if required
Online Club Coach Workshop ($95) if required
Practical Poolside Assessment  if required
Verification of 30 hrs coaching if required
RCC application
CPR Course