USA Swimming requires anyone applying for coach membership to provide proof of current certification in CPR/AED and Safety Training for Swim Coaches (STSC). These courses include skill demonstrations that people with certain disabilities may be unable to participate in. In this event, the coach candidate should follow these procedures:
1. Obtain current certifications in any of the two courses where his/her disability is not a factor. Certifications must be from the list of USA Swimming approved courses.
2. Take the remaining course(s) and complete the written exam.
3. Obtain a letter from the organization that administered the course(s) stating that the candidate passed the written exam(s) but was unable to participate in the skills demonstration portion of the exam(s) due to a physical disability. Letters should be submitted to the LSC Membership Chair.
4. Submit a letter to the LSC Membership Chair from the club’s head coach or board president stating that a lifeguard or another USA Swimming coach will also be on deck at all times.