Foundations of Coaching

GETTING STARTED

 

New coaches are required to complete the two-part Foundations of Coaching (FoC) courses and tests as well as a Rules and Regulations online test. Foundations of Coaching is delivered in an online format that will ensure that participants review the educational content prior to taking the tests.

  • USA Swimming recommends that a new coach register as a “coach member” prior to taking Foundations 101. Contact your LSC Registration Chair for more information. 

  • Foundations 101 is required of all new coach members. The course and test takes approximately 90 minutes. The test at the conclusion of the course is comprised of 25 questions. There are ungraded review quizzes at the conclusion of each section. You must complete the course before you can access the Course Test at the conclusion of the course. Cost for the course is $15.

  • Foundations 201 is a more comprehensive course of approximately 5 hours and must be successfully completed prior to registration for the 2nd year of coach membership. The test at the conclusion of the course is comprised of about 70  questions. There are ungraded review quizzes at the conclusion of each section. You must complete the course before you can access the Course Test at the conclusion of the course. Cost for the course is $25.
Course Information

 

You will have access to the resources and videos used in the courses after you complete the course.

 

If you believe that you were a prior coach member in USA Swimming  and do not need to take the Foundations of Coaching courses, you need to contact USA Swimming and explain why you believe you should be "grandfathered".

 

You must successfully complete and pass the Foundations 101 course before you are able to access the 201 course.

Availability

 

Please note that the test is unavailable April 15-May 1 of each year for updating to the current rulebook. Tests started after May 1 of each year will expire on April 15 of the following year. 

 

You must complete the test prior to 11:00pm on April 15 or the test will be automatically deleted and inaccessible for completion.

Materials

 

Foundations of Coaching 101 and 201 are online courses that include all of the necessary resources and documents.

 

The required tests are accessible at the end of each course.

Accessing the Courses

 

The courses for Foundations of Coaching 101 & 201 are provided by MyAborb.  You can access these courses from their site.  Please follow this link if you do not have a USA Swimming membership.  

 

MYABSORB COURSE CATALOG

 

For all USA Swimming members, please access the courses in the "Start the courses" section below.

Passing the Test

 

All tests require a score of 80% or higher to pass. Upon passing each test, your LSC Registration Chair will automatically be notified. Please allow 24 hours for the chairperson to update your membership record.

Questions?

 

If you have any questions please contact the Sport Development Division  or call USA Swimming at 719.866.4578.

Start the Courses

 

You will need a MyAbsorb account to complete these courses.  Your  USA Swimming DeckPass account won't give you access to these courses.  Please proceed following the steps for purchasing a course with MyAbsorb. 

  • Fill out the form below.  This will help to ensure to enter the MyAbsorb site correctly.
  • Proceed with the following steps if you are new to MyAbsorb or have an account already.
NEW MYABSORB MEMBERS:

 

You will not be able to create an account using the login/register button at the top of the MyAbsorb web page.  If you try, you will be asked for an enrollment key.  Instead, try the following:
  • First, add a course to your cart.
  • Then, proceed to checkout.  You will then be prompted to register a new account.
  • You will then be able to complete the checkout process and begin your course. 
CURRENT MyAbsorb Members:

 

  • First, log in to the MyAbsorb website.
  • Add your course to the cart and proceed to checkout.


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