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Safety Training for Swim Coaches
This course helps to fulfill the Coaches Safety Education requirement for USA Swimming and Y USA with a two-year certification. Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course and must be comfortable in chest-deep water.

The Safety Training for Swim Coaches course offers up-to-date content on safe sport policies, emergency planning and first aid including:
    • Maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers
    • Preventing accidents and emergencies
    • Responding to ill or injured swimmers in water or on land

This course includes both an online portion and an in-water skills session.
Certification can be met through a two-step process as follows:

Step 1: Safety Training for Swim Coaches Online Content:  (Three hours)
Individuals who are interested in taking Safety Training for Swim Coaches should complete the Safety Training for Swim Coaches - Online Content Only course.  This course includes web-based delivery of content and an online exam.

Enroll in the STSC Online Content at www.redcross.org/takeaclass.
(Note: The Red Cross enrollment fee is $19)

Step 2: In-Water Skills Verification:  (Three hours)
National coaching governing bodies including USA Swimming and Y USA require swim coaches to demonstrate in-water skills. The following Red Cross courses meet the skills verification requirement for these organizations:
    • Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (In-Water Skills Session not required)
    • Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (In-Water Skills Session not required)
    • Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (In-Water Skills Session not required)
    • Safety Training for Swim Coaches/First Aid (50 Minute In-Water Skills Session required)

For information on how to enroll for the STSC In-Water Skills Session with the City of Fontana, please call the Fontana Park Aquatic Center at (909) 854-5111.
(Note: The City of Fontana enrollment fee is $20)

*Non-resident fee may apply.  A $2 processing fee will be applied for any registration.

Fontana City Hall
8353 Sierra Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335
Ph: (909) 350-7600
M-Th, 8am - 6pm