Our Core Values

Coaching Behind a Cause

USA Swimming exists for the growth and success of swimming in the United States. Coaches are integral to this mission, guiding swimmers to excellence in the pool, and instilling in them the tools they need to succeed in life beyond competition. Here’s where they can find the resources they need to do that, including education, safety training, safe sport information, information on workshops and clinics, and more.

Sustained Success
We provide coaches the tools necessary to build their skills and become successful. We provide clubs with the resources to become safe and inclusive environments; the educational opportunities to support and engage non-athlete volunteers; and the operational expertise to contribute to a club’s success.
Public Engagement and Growth
We promote water safety and emphasize that swimming saves lives. We prioritize growth in participation for all cultures, ages, genders, economic backgrounds and levels of ability.
Best in Class NGB
We strive for members to recognize the value and impact of the organization on their lives. We strive to be recognized as a leader in Safe Sport.

Coaching Education Resources

New and renewing coaches must follow these steps to manage their membership requirements. There is no grace period. Coach membership is not valid if any of the requirements lapse or expire.

Coach Spotlight

Dave Durden and Greg Meehan, decorated college coaches and experienced mentors on USA Swimming’s international coaching staffs, will be head coaches for the United States Olympic Swimming Team next year.
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Dave Durden and Greg Meehan

2020 Head Men's and Women's Olympic Team Coaches


As the National Governing Body of the sport of swimming, we are obligated to identify and lead in removing barriers and creating opportunities that will allow us to be inclusive.

Upcoming Events & Clinics


USA Swimming's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our SafeSport policy and education requirements.
Coach Membership Requirement Checklist

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