NISCA News

SwimOutlet Sponsors NISCA Scholar Team Award Saturday, October 10, 2015

NISCA is pleased to announce that SwimOutlet.com has signed on for two years as an official sponsor and will become the sponsor of the NISCA/SwimOutlet.comScholar Team Awards each year. SwimOutlet.com has been a partner with NISCA for the past year and offers special team discounts to NISCA members. For more information on the Team Division or to set up on online Team Affiliate Store, contact Serrina Aguirre at1-800-469-7132. 

 

NFHS Announces Swim Coach Certification Course Friday, September 25, 2015
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has added a course for swimming coaches to its lineup of sport-specific online courses available through the NFHS Learning Center at www.nfhslearn.com.   


“Coaching Swimming” was developed with assistance from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) and focuses on how to administer a student-first swimming program.

Topics covered in Coaching Swimming include recruitment, pre-event management, interscholastic coaching philosophy, differences in club and high school teams, communication and risk management. The course also teaches the basics of the four competitive swimming strokes, start variations and flip turns, and it highlights information from the NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book.

“It is important that coaches have a strong foundation in skills and a strong concern for the safety of their athletes,” said Arvel McElroy, NISCA president-elect. “Completing [Coaching Swimming] provides this opportunity. I applaud the NFHS for its forward-thinking vision to provide certification programs for coaches.

”NISCA is a volunteer organization that supports high school coaches of all aquatic sports. It is dedicated to coaches education and athlete recognition.

“The NFHS is pleased to partner with NISCA and looks forward to offering Coaching Swimming to coaches nationwide,” said Dan Schuster, director of NFHS Coach Education.
With the addition of Coaching Swimming, the NFHS now has 35 online courses, including two core courses 
Fundamentals of Coaching and First Aid, Health and Safety – and 16 sport-specific courses.


 


   
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