USA Swimming


USA Swimming's Coaches' Clinics provide coaches of all levels access to facilitated education, discussions, and activities. Each clinic will take place on a Friday or Saturday from approximately 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

what you'll learn

Coaches' Clinics are returning to three locations in 2024 with a revamped approach to how USA Swimming serves its’ coaches.


With updated material and an improved teaching style, participants will be equipped with the necessary tools to fulfill your commitments to your athletes and ignite your personal and professional growth.


Through hundreds of in-depth, personal interviews, USA Swimming collaborated with over 200 novice and experienced coaches to develop a curriculum dedicated to solving the challenges coaches face daily.


The following topics will be addressed at each clinic:

  • Stroke technique and training
  • Long-term athlete development training using the American Development Model (ADM)
  • Illustrating the key elements of quality coaching using the Quality Coaching Framework (QCF)
  • Coach Wellness


The 2024 Coaches' Clinics will run alongside USA Swimming's Spring Select Camps. The coaches' clinic in Indianapolis will also include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) trainings.

learning through facilitation

With the updates to our education curriculum, USA Swimming has also shifted its teaching style – directed learning to facilitated learning - to optimize your learning potential.


Facilitated learning encourages participants to take more control of their learning process as the educators provide you with the resources and support to get the most out of the sessions. This creates a learning environment centered around group collaboration to generate discussions focused on the solutions to the challenges facing coaches.


Benefits of facilitated learning:

  • Active involvement
  • Collaborative learning
  • Simulation of daily experience to solve for challenges


As a new head coach, I signed up simply looking to learn new material to become a better coach, but I walked away with much more.  I really enjoyed connecting with other coaches, and the content that I learned has really helped me both in and out of the pool.  The clinic far exceeded my expectations and I look forward to attending more in the future. 

Hector Becerra
Head Coach, McAllen Swim Club (attended Dec 21' clinic in Austin, TX)


Single participant cost
Team participant cost (up to four coaches)
Coaches are responsible for
  • Cost of airfare and transportation to and from the clinic location
  • Cost of lodging
  • Cost of some meals (lunch provided each day)


Colorado Springs, Colorado

Location: Olympic and Paralympic Training Center

Dates: May 31 - June 1, 2024

Raleigh, North Carolina

Location: North Carolina State University

Dates: June 7-8, 2024

Indianapolis, Indiana

Location: Butler University

Dates: June 14-15, 2024

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