American Development Model
American Development Model for Swimming
The American Development Model (ADM) is a concerted effort between the United States Olympic Committee and its National Governing Bodies of sport to apply long-term athlete development principles in a way that resonates with the culture of sport in the United States.
The model utilizes long-term athlete development concepts to promote sustained physical activity, participation in sport, and Olympic and Paralympic success. These concepts have been tailored to create a framework for developing American youth through sport. (From "Rebuilding Athletes in America", USOC 2015). For more information.
Foundations of Coaching Online Courses and Free Reference Library
All coaches are encouraged to take advantage of the materials available in the Foundations of Coaching 101-201 courses and the Reference Library.
You must have an account on the USA Swimming website and be logged in to access the courses and the Reference Library. If you do not see links that say “Access the Reference Library” or "Purchase 101 and/or 201” you are not logged in.
For more information about the Course Content and Reference Library click here.
Be sure to check out the LSC Best Practice Library here!
If you have any questions please contact the Club Development Division or call USA Swimming at 719.866.4578.
2017 Webinar Series!
This Webinar series will feature USA Swimming women coaches as they share their experiences in the swimming world. Topics will range from overcoming problems encountered, recurring trends on deck and any experiences that can help to improve the future of women coaching.
Don't miss our additional Diversity & Inclusion series to learn about the efforts being made to create a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation within USA Swimming.