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American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches

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The purpose of the American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches course is to teach those involved in competitive swimming, includig coaches, officials, athletic trainers and aquatic excercise trainers, how to help maintain a safe and comfortable enviroment for swimmers, prevent accidents and emergencies, and to respond to swimmers with illnesses or injuries in water or on land.  This program is offered in a blended learning format.  You will need to complete the knowledge development online and then contact Aquatic Dream to setup and schedule your in-pool training.

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  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  2. Must be comfortable in chest-deep water.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the guidlines for responsible coaching and professional conduct, and the legal responsibilities of a professional coach.
  • Understand the coach's responibility for providing a safe and positive sport enviroment, including raising awareness of, and actively working to prevent, abuse in the sport.
  • Understand the safety considerations that are paramoint in planning athlete training and swim practices in pools, on dr land and in open-water situations.
  • Understand the safety rules and guidlines that must be followed when teaching and practicing turns and entries.
  • Undestand the coach's rules in emergency planning and response.
  • Learn how to recognize and respond to common first aid emergencies.
  • Demonstrate how to reform basic assists to a swimmer in distress.



Online Time: 3 hours  Click for Blended Learning

Facility Time: Varies depends on number enrolled in course can be up to 3 hours


Cost: $100 plus, cost of Red Cross Blended Learning