• 2019 ASCA World Clinic

    Join us at the 51st Annual ASCA World Clinic.
    Located in Dallas TX, September 3-8th, 2019

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  • ASCA and GoSwim Official Partnership

    What Does Our New Partnership Mean for Your Existing Membership?
    100% of the ASCA Content, along with 100% of GoSwims content is now available for a single annual fee. Click through to get more details on how your existing ASCA membership can get you started for FREE

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  • ASCA Newsletter 2019, Issue 07

    In this issue: "Put Your Hands Down" By Guy Edson, MASTERY By Greg Malszecki, Writing the Best Age Group Practices, Ever By Mark Bennett, Why a Coach Should Own Their Own Club By Bill Schalz, The Zen of Personal Change By Dave Salo, Should Athletes Be Allowed to Enhance Their Genes? By Nick Busca, and much more!

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  • "Two Activists and The Journalist Who Worked With Them."

    From an earlier era, Coach Forbes Carlile (Australia) Journalist Nick Theiry (Canada) and Coach Peter Daland (USA)
    Activists Daland and Carlile fought for the rights and best interests of ATHLETES AND COACHES for many decades from the '50s through the 2010s. We all stand on their shoulders and owe them a huge debt. They shaped our World today. Nick was their mouthpiece in an era long before email, the web, or Twitter. He was equally influential in making the world a better place for Swimmers, Coaches, and SWIMMING.
    With all Respect, John Leonard

    Carlile Thierry Daland (003)
  • 2019 Fitter and Faster Age Group Coach of the Year

    Check out our 50 Nominees for the 2019 Fitter and Faster Age Group Coach of the Year. The 10 Finalists and the Winner will be announced at the 2019 World Clinic in Dallas, TX

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Candidates for the ASCA Board of Directors

September 2019 At the annual business meeting on Friday, Sept. 6, (9:15 AM) the members present will elect 5 Board Members. At present, our known candidates are: (alphabetical order)

  • Coach Dave Gibson
  • Coach Ken Heis
  • Coach Jeff Julian
  • Coach Mark Schubert
  • Coach Don Swartz
  • Coach Jim Tierney
  • And Coach Jason Walter.

Click here for brief bios and a submitted statement of purpose from the candidates who are NEW to the Board. We have several long-serving members, (Gibson, Schubert, and Teirney) whom we did not ask to go through this exercise. Each has served multiple terms on the Board in the highest tradition of service to our profession. (JL)

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  • Published 6 times per year, featuring in-depth interviews from respected coaches on stroke training, technique, sample workouts and more.
  • The Journal of Swimming Research is sponsored and published online by ASCA. It is the only publication whose primary focus is competitive swimming. Including a separate paper titled “Coaching Applications”. This version is written with coaches in mind and explains how the subject matter in the manuscript may be applied, when possible, to benefit the swimmer.
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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.

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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.

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World Clinic

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.

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Partner Benefits & Services

ASCA Continues to push forward new partnerships to enhance the benefits our members receive. Some of our newest endeavors include partnerships with GoSwim.tv, Hammer Head Swim Caps, and More.

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Job Service

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.

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