Coach Certification

Coach with children on swimming team, ages 10 to 12.

What kind of coach Do you want to be?


Summer League Swimming is about improvement - but not just for the swimmers. Just as swimmers can grow and develop their skills, so can coaches. Enter Summer League Swimming-and its Coach Certification Course that helps coaches learn and grow in their craft.

SLS is proud to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance to provide a proven online course designed specifically for summer league coaches. The program is administered by SLS and is based on PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® online curriculum.

A Double-Goal Coach has two goals: to win, but more importantly, to teach life lessons through sports.

Summer League Swimming Coach Certification Course Designed for Swimmers

SLS's course has been designed by experts and is based on the latest research. The course is self-paced and interactive, featuring videos with some of the most respected coaches and athletes in swimming.

The course provides specifics tips and techniques from leading researchers in sports and educational psychology. Coaches who complete the course are immediately equipped with the tools needed to positively impact summer league swimmers.

From what feedback tells us, both new and experienced coaches benefit from the content. 

Upon completion of the course, your coach will receive a Summer League Swimming Coach Course Certificate and a Double-Goal Coach certification card. The Double-Goal Coach card is now mandated by many youth sports organizations and schools across the country. 

Summer League Swimming Double-Goal Coaches help swimmers enjoy and excel at swimming, help them become the best teammates they can be, and help them reach the pinnacle of sportsmanship by Honoring the Game.

So get started today and join thousands of coaches who have already put these tools to work with their athletes!

Swim coach with children, ages 9 to 12.
Man swimming in glasses and swimming cap

From Positive Coaching Alliance Why is Positive so PowerfuL?

A positive approach gets the most from youth and high school athletes, which is what coaches, parents and the athletes themselves want. Staying positive also helps youth get the most out of sports.

Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition.

Academic research and real-world scoreboard results from millions of coaches, parents and athletes that PCA has trained and educated prove what the pro and college coaches on PCA’s National Advisory Board already know: Positive is powerful.

Summer League Swimming is committed to growth, and providing the best possible coaching for its athletes. Our partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance helps make sure every coach can be the best possible version of themselves.