• ASCA Virtual Clinic Dedicated to: Preparing for the Championship Season

    Learn and grow with an amazing group of coaches who will share their strategies and experiences on tapering strategies for excellence.

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  • DOC Talk- Coach Jordan Wolfrum: Transitioning to a Head College Coach

    Jordan Wolfrum completed her first season as head coach at UCLA in 2019-20. In this Discussion on Coaching, Coach Wolfrum discusses transitioning to the UCLA position, some of the things she has learned along the way, and how the UCLA team is adapting to the current environment. We hope you enjoy the discussion!

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  • ASCA Newsletter | Vol. 2020 | Issue 11

    In This Issue: Getting Back in the Pool By: Scott Bay, Then and Now By: Annette Thies, Simpson College, Indianola, IA By: Coach Tom Caccia, Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout by Dr. Timothy Baghurst, PhD

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  • ASCA LIVE Episode 21: Developing Age Group Athletes

    Join Megan Oesting, Kathy McKee, Sherwood Watts, Jennifer Gibson and Bill Wadley on a discussion about developing Age Group swimmers.

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  • 250+ ASCA Talks are now available for FREE with your ASCA Membership!

    You can search the library for a specific talk or speaker. We’ve also organized the talks into categories such as; Training, Technique, Administration, Culture, Leadership, And More!

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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.

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ASCA Certifications have been the Gold Standard for over 30 years.

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  • Published 6 times per year, featuring in-depth interviews from respected coaches on stroke training, technique, sample workouts and more.
  • Published Monthly, 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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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.

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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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  • 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.

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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.

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