Swimming coaches are the backbone of our sport and are key to ensuring that clubs continue to develop and excel. We have developed a range of resources and programs to support coaches to be the best coach they can be.

What is the difference between teaching and coaching?

A Swimming Teacher may acquire specialist skills in teaching Competitive Swimming, Babies and Toddlers, Adolescents and Adults, Learners with Disability and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.

A Swimming Coach helps to develop the swimmers’ capability beyond basic aquatic skills. Coaches focus on improving stroke efficiency, technique, strength, conditioning and race skills in their athletes through drills and training.

Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association

  • Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association
  • Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) is a professional membership organisation responsible for maintaining the high ethical and educational standards of coaches. Coach Members of ASCTA are also members of Swimming Australia. ASCTA assists Swimming Australia with the administration of coach education courses.

    Visit the ASCTA website here

Coaching Development

  • Development Coaching Course
  • Swimming Australia's Development Coaching Course provides a coach with suitable competence to promote participation in swimming and to plan, prepare, conduct, monitor, evaluate and adapt, training programs to enable swimmers to compete at club/district and regional level meets.  SNTI host Development Workshops throughout the year.  This is a compulsory component of the Development Coaching Course.  Keep ab eye on this page for details about the next Development Workshop.

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