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

Location:
-Halifax

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

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

Register Here
Click the blue box that says “Register” (for the Halifax Swimming Community Sport Coach Course)
Fill in the required fields.
Mail payment for course registration fees of TBD, 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 cheque being received by Swim Nova Scotia.

We will not accept any registrations after TBD- NO EXCEPTIONS

Upcoming NCCP Level 1/Swimming 101 Courses:

Dates:
-TBD

Location:
-TBD

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:
– TBD (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

Steps to register for the NCCP Swimming 101 Course offered by Swim Nova Scotia:

Complete the Pre-Course Workbook (you may complete this at anytime, you do not have to wait for registration to open)

Register Here
Click the blue box that says “Register” (for the Halifax Swimming 101 Course)
Fill in the required fields
Load your completed pre-course workbook
Click Save
Mail or deliver payment for course registration fees of $TBD.
Note the registration deadline for the course is October 10, 2017. Registration includes your pre-course workbook being complete and submitted with your registration and your cheque being received by Swim Nova Scotia.
We will not accept any registrations after TBD- NO EXCEPTIONS

Upcoming Swimming 201 Courses (required to become Level 2-Age Group Coach):
PLEASE CONTACT SWIM NOVA SCOTIA ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PRE-REQUISITES BELOW AND WE WILL ORGANIZE A COURSE (based on demand).

Dates/Location:
– TBD
– TBD

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

Pre-requisites:
18 years old
100 hours previous swimming coaching experience
Fundamentals Coach Trained
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
SW201 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 Nova Scotia.
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
SW301 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
2015 Coach Development Pathways

2017-2018 Swim NS Coach Categories and Fees
NCCP Swimming Pathway
NCCP Certification Pathway and Transition

Maintenance of Training & Certification: PD Points & Maintenance