About Us

History of ISCA

The International Swim Coaches Association (ISCA) was founded in 2000 as a not-for-profit association.

ISCA’s Founding Board of Directors identified a gap in communication between the coaching community and the swim science community. Research and information that is crucial to better swimming wasn’t being delivered in a format that was useful and applicable to coaches. ISCA was founded with the goal of bridging the gap between swim coaches and sports science. ISCA, in addition to enhancing the knowledge of our professionals, also wanted to set standards for promoting as well as fostering excellence in teaching and protecting the future of our profession and our families.

Our Vision & Mission

Our mission is to provide swimming coaches and teachers with an exceptional, science-based education, while fostering an international network of professionals who will define the future of swimming.

Let’s work together and make amazing things happen!

Policy statements

The International Swim Coaches Association celebrates the uniqueness of each individual within an intentionally inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment. We recognize that our community is enhanced as we seek to appreciate and respect the differences among our members, leaders, board, project managers, faculty, staff, boosters as well as the sports participants such as students, parents, guardians and alumni. We are committed to supporting this environment through instruction, professional development, and other programming, and in accordance with our nondiscriminatory policy.

Nondiscriminatory policy

ISCA admits members of any race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available. ISCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its employment practices, educational policies, meet admissions policies, scholarships and award programs.