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Safety Training

This skills sheet can replace the STSC in-water skills session done with an ARC instructor and, therefore, can return the ARC STSC certification itself if accompanied by the STSC Online Content Only certification. If a coach cannot find an ARC instructor to provide the entire STSC course, an instructor from one of the agencies listed on the Skills Sheet can work with the coach and sign the form. The coach must complete the STSC Online Content Only course, print the certificate, and present it during the skills demonstration. The Operational Risk Committee approved this new procedure at the convention. It can be used starting immediately by coaches who need to renew STSC and do not have an acceptable lifeguard certification.

Safety Training for Swim Coaches In-Water Skills Checklist

Racing Starts

Any swimmer entered in an STSI, unaccompanied by a USA Swimming member coach, must be certified by a USA Swimming member coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water. This signed form may be submitted with the meet entry or taken to the meet for unattached and/or unaccompanied swimmers attending STSI-sanctioned meets. Without a Racing Start Certification, the athlete must start in the water. It is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.

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 Racing Start
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