applied science for an


coaching career

ISCA coach certification program

Why Be ISCA-Certified?

Keep up with the latest science
and technology in swimming.

Meet and maintain an international professional standard.

Enhance your ability to coach stronger, more competitive swimmers.

Invest in your career
as a professional coach.

Increase your understanding
of basic scientific principles
as they apply to swimming.

Maximize your potential for
promotions or salary increases.

Stand out among peers.

Limit athlete injuries and aid rehab.

Increase visibility of
science in swimming.

how it works:

  1. Become a Member of ISCA.
  2. Register for ISCA Core Courses.
  3. Complete the ISCA Core Courses and earn the first level of certification–the ISCA Bronze Shield!
  4. Upgrade your ISCA Certification by meeting the ISCA Membership, ISCA Continuing Education (ICE) requirements.  You can also apply for special ISCA Star recognition based on your on-deck accolades.

Visit our Education Portal to register for courses today.


**Purchase the ISCA Certification Program Bundle for significant savings**
**Make sure to maintain your ISCA membership annually to maintain your ISCA certification level**

Certified ISCA Coach (Core Requirement)

Course Code Course Name Duration
Biomechanics – B101 Biomechanical Foundations of Swimming (Havriluk) 1 hr
Biomechanics – B102 Checkpoints and Cues for All Four Strokes (Havriluk) 2 hrs
Sport Psychology – SP101 The “Zone” and Mental Training (Heil) 2 hrs
Sport Psychology – SP102 Mental Prep for Swim Racing (Heil) 1 hr
Physiology – P101 Introduction to Physiology and Swimming (Stager) 2 hrs
Physiology – P102 The Role of the Heart, Lungs and Blood (Stager) 1 hr

ready to take your first course?

ISCA Certification Core Courses may be purchased a la carte, or together in the Certification Bundle for significant savings.
B101: Biomechanical Foundations of Swimming

B101: Biomechanical Foundations of Swimming

This course explains the principles of hydrodynamics and biomechanics as they relate to swimming.
SP101: The

SP101: The "Zone" and Mental Training

The historical and theoretical roots of sport psychology, the ‘Zone’ and the 5 Cardinal Skills of Mental Training.
P101: Introduction to Physiology and Swimming

P101: Introduction to Physiology and Swimming

Introduction to several key physiology concepts and their application to the sport of swimming.
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