International Certification

Current ASCA International members are eligible for ASCA Level 1 thru 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 of
Performance requirements will receive: a new ASCA International Certification level 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:

  • Submit an ASCA Certification Application,
  • 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
Education and Experience only.
The requirements are the same as the ASCA Certification for United States coaches.
The Coach must:

  • 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.
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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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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