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Current ASCA International members are eligible for ASCA Level 1 through 5 Certifications.

Coaches who meet all of the requirements for a new ASCA International Certification level will receive:

  • The new ASCA Certification certificate

Coaches who complete a new ASCA Certification course but have not completed the Experience or Performance requirements will receive:

  • an ASCA Course Certificate of Completion
  • a letter explaining what additional requirements must be met to achieve the next level of Certification

ASCA Level 1 Certification

ASCA International Senior / ASCA International Age Group
Education and Experience requirements only.
The requirements are the same as the ASCA Certification for United States coaches.
The Coach must:

  • Be a member of ASCA
  • Submit an ASCA Certification Application/li>
  • Complete the ASCA Level 1 Foundations of Coaching course
  • And Submit the Level 1 test with a passing score.

Certification credit will only be given for courses, clinics, and materials that you have registered, attended, and purchased.

ASCA Level 2 Certification

ASCA International Senior / ASCA International Age Group
Only Education and Experience are required. Performance (Achievement) is required for levels 3, 4, 5.
The requirements are the same as the ASCA Certification for United States coaches.
The Coach must:

  • Be a member of ASCA
  • Submit an ASCA Certification Application (or an ASCA Certification Update / Upgrade)
  • Complete the ASCA Level 1 Foundations of Coaching Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 2 Stroke School Course
  • Submit the Level 1 and Level 2 tests with passing scores
  • Verify at least 6 months of on deck active competitive swim coaching experience

Certification credit will only be given for courses, clinics, and materials that you have registered, attended,
and purchased.

ASCA Level 3 Certification

ASCA International Senior / ASCA International Age Group
Education and Experience level are evaluated.
Performance Achievement: Coach must have at least one swimmer achieve at least one time on the ASCA International Level 3 Coaching Performance Achievement Requirement chart (50‐meter pool times only).
The Coach must:

  • Be a member of ASCA
  • Submit an ASCA Certification Application (or an ASCA Certification Update / Upgrade)
  • Complete the ASCA Level 1 Foundations of Coaching Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 2 Stroke School Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 3 Physiology School Course
  • Submit the Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 tests with passing scores

To Meet the Coaching Performance Criteria, the coach must submit to the ASCA LOCAL HOST HERO for
verification:

  • The Certification of Primary Coach letter proving he/she is the Primary Coach of the athlete being
    claimed in the submitted results. “Primary Coach” means that the coach in question has planned and
    executed 90% of the training of an athlete during the year (12 months) previous to the athlete’s new
    time achievement
  • His/her resume of coaching experience
  • Proof of Time of the athlete being provided for Performance consideration. Official meet results with cover page / title header or Official local country Federation rankings are acceptable. Proof of time must include (only times done in 50‐meter long course pools are acceptable):
    • The event and time
    • Age of the swimmer
    • Male or female

Certification credit will only be given for courses, clinics, and materials that you have registered, attended, and purchased.

ASCA International Level 3 Certification

Coaching Performance Achievement Requirements (All times in 50M pool)

AGE

10 & Under

11 — 12

13 – 14

Senior

EVENTS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

WOMEN

MEN

50 FREE

35.09

34.79

32.49

31.69

31.49

29.39

27.79

24.79

100 FREE

1:18.19

1:17.19

1:11.09

1:08.59

1:08.39

1:03.89

1:00.19

53.99

200 FREE

2:51.49

2:45.29

2:33.09

2:29.69

2:26.19

2:18.99

2:09.09

1:58.09

400 FREE

5:54.29

5:51.49

5:18.49

5:17.09

5:03.49

4:52.89

4:30.69

4:09.79

800 FREE

11:27.59

11:19.59

10:20.99

10:04.99

9:15.99

8:40.79

1500 FREE

21:55.69

21:34.99

19:48.09

19:23.79

17:46.69

16:41.69

50 BACK

41.69

42.19

37.59

36.99

100 BACK

1:30.79

1:29.49

1:22.29

1:19.69

1:17.09

1:12.39

1:07.89

1:01.39

200 BACK

3:01.69

2:53.99

2:44.89

2:35.39

2:25.99

2:12.39

50 BREAST

46.09

46.29

41.39

41.19

100 BREAST

1:42.39

1:41.39

1:29.69

1:29.59

1:25.39

1:20.09

1:16.79

1:08.29

200 BREAST

3:22.89

3:12.79

3:03.99

2:54.79

2:44.99

2:29.79

50 FLY

39.89

38.99

35.29

34.99

100 FLY

1:32.89

1:31.59

1:20.09

1:18.49

1:14.39

1:09.59

1:05.79

58.89

200 FLY

2:59.99

2:54.99

2:42.49

2:34.79

2:24.19

2:10.59

200 IM

3:11.79

3:10.29

2:52.69

2:50.19

2:45.19

2:37.69

2:27.59

2:13.59

400 IM

6:25.69

6:08.29

5:48.09

5:32.29

5:09.69

4:43.89

 

ASCA Level 4 Certification

ASCA International Senior / ASCA International Age Group Education and Experience level are evaluated.
Coach must have at least one swimmer achieve at least one time on the ASCA International Level 4 Coaching
Performance Achievement Requirement chart (50‐meter pool times only).
The Coach must:

  • Be a member of ASCA
  • Submit an ASCA Certification Application (or an ASCA Certification Update / Upgrade)
  • Complete the ASCA Level 1 Foundations of Coaching Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 2 Stroke School Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 3 Physiology School Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 4 Leadership School Course
  • Submit the Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 tests with passing scores

To Meet the Coaching Performance Criteria, the coach must submit to the ASCA LOCAL HOST HERO for
verification
:

  •  The Certification of Primary Coach letter proving he/she is the Primary Coach of the athlete being claimed in the submitted results. “Primary Coach” means that the coach in question has planned and executed 90% of the training of an athlete during the year (12 months) previous to the athlete’s new time achievement
  • His/her resume of coaching experience
  • Proof of Time of the athlete being provided for Performance consideration. Official meet results with cover page / title header or Official local country Federation rankings are acceptable. Proof of time must include (only times done in 50‐meter long course pools are acceptable):
    • The event and time
    • Age of the swimmer
    • Male or female

Certification credit will only be given for courses, clinics, and materials that you have registered, attended, and purchased.

 

ASCA International Level 4 Certification

Coaching Performance Achievement Requirements (All times in 50M pool)

AGE

10 & Under

11 — 12

13 – 14

Senior

EVENTS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

WOMEN

MEN

50 FREE

33.59

33.49

30.99

30.29

30.19

28.09

26.79

23.69

100 FREE

1:14.49

1:13.69

1:07.99

1:05.69

1:05.39

1:01.09

57.89

51.99

200 FREE

2:43.09

2:38.09

2:26.39

2:23.19

2:19.89

2:12.89

2:04.89

1:53.69

400 FREE

5:38.89

5:36.29

5:04.69

5:03.29

4:50.29

4:40.19

4:21.69

4:02.19

800 FREE

10:57.69

10:49.99

9:53.99

9:38.69

8:56.29

8:22.69

1500 FREE

20:58.49

20:38.69

18:56.49

18:33.19

17:06.69

16:03.49

50 BACK

39.59

39.99

35.89

35.29

100 BACK

1:26.29

1:25.39

1:18.19

1:15.79

1:13.79

1:09.29

1:05.59

58.49

200 BACK

2:53.79

2:46.49

2:37.69

2:28.59

2:19.99

2:06.79

50 BREAST

43.89

44.09

39.59

39.19

100 BREAST

1:37.29

1:36.79

1:25.59

1:25.39

1:21.69

1:16.59

1:13.29

1:05.39

200 BREAST

3:14.09

3:04.49

2:55.99

2:47.19

2:38.09

2:21.99

50 FLY

37.79

36.99

33.69

33.19

100 FLY

1:26.99

1:25.99

1:16.09

1:14.49

1:11.19

1:06.59

1:03.09

55.99

200 FLY

2:52.19

2:46.99

2:35.39

2:28.09

2:17.29

2:04.69

200 IM

3:02.89

3:01.69

2:45.19

2:42.39

2:37.99

2:30.89

2:21.49

2:08.39

400 IM

6:08.99

5:52.29

5:32.99

5:17.89

4:57.79

4:32.69

 

ASCA Level 5 Certification

ASCA International Senior / ASCA International Age Group
Education and Experience level are evaluated.
Coach must have at least one swimmer achieve at least one time on the ASCA International Level 5 Coaching
Performance Achievement Requirement chart (50‐meter pool times only).
The Coach must:

  • Be a member of ASCA
  • Submit an ASCA Certification Application (or an ASCA Certification Update / Upgrade)
  • Complete the ASCA Level 1 Foundations of Coaching Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 2 Stroke School Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 3 Physiology School Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 4 Leadership School Course
  • Complete the ASCA Level 5 Administration School Course
  • Submit the Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 tests with passing scores

To Meet the Coaching Performance Criteria, the coach must submit to the ASCA LOCAL HOST HERO for verification:

  • The Certification of Primary Coach letter proving he/she is the Primary Coach of the athlete being
    claimed in the submitted results. “Primary Coach” means that the coach in question has planned and
    executed 90% of the training of an athlete during the year (12 months) previous to the athlete’s new
    time achievement
  • His/her resume of coaching experience
  • Proof of Time of the athlete being provided for Performance consideration. Official meet results with cover page / title header or Official local country Federation rankings are acceptable. Proof of time must include (only times done in 50‐meter long course pools are acceptable):
    • The event and time
    • Age of the swimmer
    • Male or female

Certification credit will only be given for courses, clinics, and materials that you have registered, attended, and purchased.

ASCA International Level 5 Certification

Coaching Performance Achievement Requirements (All times in 50M pool)

AGE

10 & Under

11 — 12

13 – 14

Senior

EVENTS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

GIRLS

BOYS

WOMEN

MEN

50 FREE

32.19

32.09

29.69

28.89

28.79

26.79

25.65

22.62

100 FREE

1:10.79

1:10.19

1:04.89

1:02.69

1:02.49

58.29

55.79

49.67

200 FREE

2:34.69

2:30.89

2:19.79

2:16.69

2:13.49

2:06.89

2:00.34

1:49.39

400 FREE

5:23.49

5:20.99

4:50.79

4:49.49

4:37.09

4:27.39

4:12.40

3:52.81

800 FREE

10:27.79

10:20.49

9:26.99

9:12.39

8:38.70

8:07.09

1500 FREE

20:01.29

19:42.39

18:04.79

17:42.59

16:59.05

15:21.41

50 BACK

37.59

37.89

34.29

33.49

29.85

26.31

100 BACK

1:21.69

1:21.29

1:14.19

1:11.89

1:10.39

1:06.09

1:02.53

55.69

200 BACK

2:45.89

2:38.89

2:30.99

2:21.89

2:13.61

2:00.51

50 BREAST

41.59

41.99

37.79

37.19

32.42

28.73

100 BREAST

1:32.19

1:32.19

1:21.59

1:21.19

1:17.99

1:13.09

1:09.78

1:02.34

200 BREAST

3:05.29

2:56.09

2:47.99

2:39.59

2:29.11

2:15.42

50 FLY

35.59

35.09

32.19

31.49

27.46

24.47

100 FLY

1:21.19

1:20.39

1:12.09

1:10.39

1:07.89

1:03.59

59.80

53.65

200 FLY

2:44.39

2:39.39

2:28.39

2:21.39

2:11.85

1:59.03

200 IM

2:53.99

2:52.99

2:37.69

2:34.49

2:30.89

2:23.99

2:16.37

2:02.84

400 IM

5:52.19

5:36.29

5:17.79

5:03.39

4:47.75

4:21.38

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