Learning site with an abundance of wisdom that can transform your coaching. Your journey and quest for swimming knowledge speeds to the fast lane when you become a member of the International Swim Coaches and get access to the Global Library for ISCA Members.


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Assessors’ Toolbox

This course provides swimming instructors, supervisors and managers with the skills to effectively evaluate, monitor, and communicate with instructors, tutors and assistant coaches in order to ensure high quality swimming lessons and aquatic programs are delivered. Instructor competence, lesson assessment, progress tracking, communication, and administration, supervisors gain a system-wide review of the tools to standardize and enhance swimming instruction across the organization. The course covers observation techniques, providing constructive feedback, testing swim levels, managing students of different abilities, communicating with stakeholders, documentation best practices, and strategies for ongoing instructor development. Learn practical methods for assessing instructors, lessons, and student advancement in order to maintain excellent swimming instruction within the U CAN Swim network.

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Get Your Feet Wet – Exercises

New. Get basic weight training knowledge that will improve your awareness of physical fitness, personal health, conditioning and strength training. Each exercise includes a video that explains what to do and what not to do.

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U CAN Yoga

Introductory Price now in effect. Get more than 10 text-based lessons and more than 10 video routines. Each video routine plays for around 20-minutes. Project the routine for a team or class to follow. Or, with self-study, learn to do the routine and lead it for others.

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Bob Steele’s Open Course for Swimming Coaches

Coach Bob Steele, now retired from day-to-day coaching, was an inductee into the International Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2022. Here are some of his videos.

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The Upgrade Course is for those who already have or have had certifications in the past from CurrentWave, Royal Life, Red Cross, ISCA or other recognized entity.

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Coaching Volleyball

Volleyball, a world-wide sports, happens in school and at the beach.

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Being Legal in Swim Events – Officials and DQs

How to be a swim official videos from USA Swimming.

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Protected: The Zone & Mental Training

Introductory understanding that presents the historical and theoretical roots of sport psychology. Learn about The Zone and Five Cardinal Skills of Mental Training.

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Water Polo

Get insights into the oldest Olympic team sport, the great game of water polo.

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Races (and Events) of History

Certain races from history were so epic, that they need to be revisited by the younger swimmers of today. Remember when ... Let's go old school. Let's cherish the history and the striving, and keep learning its lessons.

Water Safety Jam Sessions

Water Safety Jam & Lessons from the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium

Materials from the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium are pulled into a mini-course with heavy insights into how to survive in the Great Lakes, and elsewhere.


Global Library for ISCA Members

Dive into a collection of more than 200 lessons that offer swim coaches valuable perspective from decades of experience as well as cutting edge advances and scientific insights. The experience of the Global Library for ISCA Members is a benefit of membership, costing $75 per year.


Renegades Guards

Efforts for teaching lifeguards and even on the job training.

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