*Eligible to enroll in Safety Training for Swim Coaches Online Only Course

Online - Only Course Information

The Safety Training for Swim Coaches Online Content Only course is available for those with a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.

Includes instructional content, as well as an exam.

Successful course participants must present the online course certificate and their current Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding certificate to their national governing body to help meet their Coaches Safety Education requirement.


Please download, print and complete the Informed Consent and Release of Liability Form.  Each participant must bring a completed and signed form to the first session of class in order to participate in any Cincinnati Aquatic Training Services (C.A.T.S.) class or program.


Current Certification Status
Online Course
In-Water Skills Session
New coaches or those with expired certifications
3 hours
3 hours
Safety Training for Swim Coaches
3 hours
50 minutes
Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED*
3 hours
Not Required
Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED*
3 hours
Not Required

Safety Training for Swim Coaches  - $50

This course helps to fulfill the Coaches Safety Education requirement for USA Swimming and Y USA with a 2 year certification.


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.  To determine whether you need to complete both parts, please see the chart below for requirements based on current certification status:

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