The American Swimming Coaches Association is a professional service organization based on a central theme of Leadership in American Swimming through Education, Certification, and Cooperation. We are dedicated to creating and enhancing progressive and highly visible programs that are effective in strengthening and improving the coaching profession and building a strong swimming community.
Join the 11,000 Current ASCA Members to receive 18 educational publications annually. Here are some of the many benefits of membership.
ASCA Certifications have been the Gold Standard for over 30 years.
There is no substitute for face-to-face events. With 30+ ASCA clinics per year, spread out across the world, you can develop lasting relationships, engage with elite level coaches, share best practices and gain practical insights.
Get the recognition you deserve and the credibility you need. ASCA certification means that you are serious about your profession. Employers know that the ASCA Certified Coach is committed to Professional Performance, Professional Preparation, and, most importantly, Professional Ethics through their membership in ASCA.
Grow your knowledge and your opportunities through clinics, certifications, and online education. Build your coaching repertoire with online education
Applicable knowledge from the greatest swimming coaches of all time. With topics ranging from Advanced Stroke Schools to Sports Psychology, we have something for everyone.
ASCA World Clinic
More than 1,500 swimming coaches attend the ASCA World Clinic each September; it’s the largest swimming clinic in the world.
Five days, 30 speakers and 100 exhibitors. Members receive reduced registration fee.
SwimAmerica is easy to operate, highly customizable, produces swim team ready athletes and tens of thousands of dollars in yearly revenues. This exclusive water safety and swim lessons program is licensed to professional coaches for use as a community based water safety and swim lessons program and team developer. Online training is available.
The ASCA Job Service has been connecting coaches and employers since 1986 and has been an influential mechanism for both coaches and clubs to find the right professional and organizational fit. Guy Edson, one of the most experienced coach educators in the world, has been personally managing the program for the past three decades.