Safety Training for Swim Coaches

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American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches.

To provide training in aquatic safety for competitive swim coaches and officials, athletic trainers, athletes participating in aquatic activities, aquatic exercise trainers, and other individuals involved in aquatic competition or exercise programs.


Approximately 2 hours

Certification Requirements:

  • Attend all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities, including in-water skills.
  • Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions on the Safety Training for Swim Coaches final written exam at the completion of the online Blended Learning component.

Certificate Issued and Validity Period:
Safety Training for Swim Coaches: 2 years

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual available in e‐book and print formats:



Minimum age of 15.

Participants must be comfortable in chest-deep water.