Open Water Swimming Coaches Certification Program

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The Open Water Swimming Coaches Certification Program is an online, on-demand comprehensive educational and motivational program for open water swimming, pool and triathlon coaches offered by Open Water Source.


The Open Water Swimming Coaches Certification Program is a comprehensive ten-step program for pool swimming coaches, triathlete coaches, masters swimming coaches, fitness coaches, endurance sports coaches and multi-sport coaches who are interested in learning the details of open water swimming and learning the best practices of the sport for their athletes.

The certification program will educate interested individuals on everything from proper swimming techniques to race tactics. Individuals who pass the program will be able to safely coach young children in short introductory open water swims as well as escort adult marathon swimmers in the English Channel.

Whether a newcomer or professional, coaches will learn the best practices of seasoned open water swimmers, from how to swim in a crowded pack to how to make tactical moves in every type of racing situation.


The Certification Program covers the following modules:

Module 1: The Marine Environment

Module 2: The History of Open Water Swimming

Module 3: The Pyramid of Open Water Swimming Success

Module 4: Introducing Young Children, Teenagers and Newcomers to the Open Water

Module 5: Fine-tuning Stroke Efficiency, Pacing and Positioning in the Open Water

Module 6: Equipment Used in Open Water Swimming - from Local Races to the Olympics

Module 7: Officiating and Logistics in Open Water Swimming

Module 8: Refueling and Hydration in Open Water Swimming

Module 9: The Psychology and Physiology of Open Water Swimming

Module 10: Marathon Swimming, Channel Swimming and Solo Swims

Module 11: Safety in Open Water Swimming


The Certification Program can be taken online at your convenience. It offers an on-demand, online format with easy-to-follow audio explanations, augmented by videos and photographs for ease of comprehension.

The Program also offers a difficult 100-question examination that tests the participant's comprehension of the materials.

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