Coaches

All Summer and Year Round Coaches are required to be members of the Nova Scotia Swim Coaches Association (NSSCA), Swimming Canada (SNC) and Canadian Swim Coaches & Teachers Association (CSCTA) annually.

To register with CSCTA, NSSCA and SNC please contact your Club Registrar if you are a year round coach, otherwise please contact Swim NS.

Swim Nova Scotia organizes all NCCP Swimming Courses for our Province. For a complete list of upcoming NCCP Swimming Courses in Canada please visit the National Course list.

For multi-sport Coaching Education in Nova Scotia and other Coaching related information click here

Please refer to the Swim Nova Scotia Coach Membership Policy (below) and ensure that Coaches are registered accordingly.

To become certified as a Swim Teacher, candidates must either be certified Water Safety Instructors with the Red Cross or an instructor with I Can Swim. To apply for the equivalency please complete the application found here. Candidates must also complete the Making Ethical Decisions Module through the CAC

Upcoming NCCP Swimming Community Coach Course:

Date:
-TBD June 2020

Location:
-TBD

Pre-requisites:
15 yrs of age or older
Registration fees must be submitted for registration to be complete

Cost:
– $TBD (payable to Swim Nova Scotia)
– Send to Swim Nova Scotia, 5516 Spring Garden Rd. Halifax, N.S. B3J 1G6

-OR Email money transfer: swimming@sportnovascotia.ca (use password ‘swimming’)

Steps to register for the NCCP Swimming Community Coach Course offered by Swim Nova Scotia (Registration now open):

Click Here to Register

  • Click “Login to Register” (above the blue box with the deadline noted)
  • Set up an account if you are a new user and fill in the required fields
  • Mail payment for course registration fees of $150, payable to Swim Nova Scotia to the address above; or send an email money transfer to: swimming@sportnovascotia.ca

Note the registration deadline for the course is TBD. Registration includes online registration and your payment being received by Swim Nova Scotia.

We will not accept any registrations after TBD- NO EXCEPTIONS

Upcoming NCCP Level 1/Swimming 101 Courses:

Dates:
-November 15-17, 2019

Location:
-Dalplex Pool, Halifax

Pre-requisites:
16 yrs of age or older
Pre-Course Workbook must be submitted when registering for the course
Registration fees must be submitted for registration to be complete

Cost:
– $350.00 (payable to Swim Nova Scotia)
– Mail/deliver to Swim Nova Scotia, 5516 Spring Garden Rd. 4th Floor Halifax, N.S. B3J 1G6

-OR Email money transfer: swimming@sportnovascotia.ca (use password ‘swimming’)

Steps to register for the NCCP Swimming 101 Course offered by Swim Nova Scotia (Registration now open):

Click Here to Register

  • Click “Login to Register” (above the blue box with the deadline noted)
  • Set up an account if you are a new user and fill in the required fields
  • Complete Pre-course workbook
  • Mail payment for course registration fees of $350, payable to Swim Nova Scotia to the address above; or send an email money transfer to: Swim NS

Note the registration deadline for the course is November 8th. Registration includes your pre-course workbook being complete and submitted with your registration and your cheque/payment being received by Swim Nova Scotia.
We will not accept any registrations after November 8th- NO EXCEPTIONS

Upcoming Swimming 201 Courses (required to become Level 2-Age Group Coach):
Swim New Brunswick will be hosting this clinic

Dates/Location:
– May 22-24, 2020
– Sackville, N.B.

Cost:
– TBD (payable to Swim New Brunswick)

Pre-requisites:
18+ years old
100 hours previous swimming coaching experience
Fundamentals Coach Trained

Complete the 201 Pre-Course Workbook

Multi-Sport Modules (must be completed before completing the Swimming 201 pre-course workbook):
-Design a Basic Sport Program
-Basic Mental Skills
-Teaching and Learning

Click Here to Register

  • Click “Login to Register” (above the blue box with the deadline noted)
  • Set up an account if you are a new user and fill in the required fields
  • Complete Pre-course workbook

Note the registration deadline for the course is TBD. Registration includes your pre-course workbook being complete and submitted with your registration and your cheque being received by Swim New Brunswick.
We will not accept any registrations after the deadline.

Details to become Level 3- Senior Coach (please contact Swim NS once the below items are complete):
Pre-requisites:
20 years old
300 hours previous swimming coaching experience
Age Group Coach “trained” or Level 2 (Theory + Technical)
• CAC Multi-Sport Modules (offered through the provincial coaching or sport associations)**
o Coaching&LeadingEffectively
o DevelopingAthleticAbilities
o PsychologyofPerformance
o ManagingConflict
o PreventionandRecovery
o LeadingDrugFreeSport
-Complete the 301 Pre-Course Workbook

The above will give a Coach NCCP Level 3- Senior Coach “In Training” status.

Information on coaching and the NCCP program for swimming (including the pre-course workbook)

All coaches in Nova Scotia must complete a Criminal Records Check (including a vulnerable sectors search); to complete your check online please visit myBackCheck details on the program are listed below.

A step-by-step guide on how to complete your check using myBackCheck.com

NS Coach Membership Requirements

CSCTA Coaches Code of Conduct
NCCP Swimming Coach Development Pathways

2019-2020 Coaching Categories Nova Scotia
NCCP Swimming Pathway
NCCP Certification Pathway and Transition

Maintenance of Training & Certification: PD Points & Maintenance