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Founding Organizations

THE SWIM ACADEMY

  • Swimming Skills for Life
  • Innovative learn-to-swim program developed by aquatic leaders and sports bodies with more than a 35 year track record.
  • Known for its expert conductors and teachers who customize lessons that are tailored to challenge every swimmers' individual ability levels.
  • Mission: To promote positive, active, healthy lifestyles through programs that encourage participation, fun & success!

High Five

  • High Five is a program of Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). 
  • High Five promotes child safety, well being and healthy development.
  • Healthy child development should be a constant priority with children focused activities.
  • Mission: High Five is committed to assisting children along the path of healthy development by: ensuring that recreation and sport practitioners develop a high level of knowledge and expertise in child development; helping parents to make informed choices; and providing practitioners with tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program quality.

Canada's National Coaching Certification Program

  • Canada's National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a joint federal-provincial undertaking dedicated to improving coaching effectiveness in amateur sport.
  • Includes novice-to-master coaches in more than 50 sports. 
  • Aims to improve the sport experience for coaches working with developing athletes involved in school, club or community sport; and to improve the success of high performance athletes competing at the provincial, national, and international levels.
  • Canada's National Coaching Certification Program has policies and procedures for swimming that match those of the Coaching Association of Canada, Swimming/Natation Canada and the Canadian Swimming Coaches Association.

Canadian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (CSCTA)

  • A member of Swimming /Natation Canada 
  • Represents professional swimming coaches.
  • Responsible for the development of education programs for members
  • Manages content and implementation of the swimming specific portions of the National Coaching Certification Program.
  • Works jointly with THE SWIM ACADEMY to provide education, training and resources.
  • Mission: To provide technical input and leadership to members and Swimming/Natation Canada.

Organizations of Expansion

International Swim Coaches Association

  • Organization taking the leading role in launching and supporting ISCA's Lifespan Aquatics Programming in the United States.
  • Mission: Provides swimming coaches and teachers with an exceptional, science-based education, while fostering an international network of professionals that define the future of swimming.

SKWIM USA

  • Nonprofit that advances water safety and the aquatics, disk game of SKWIM.
  • SKWIM helps kids and adults with water safety, fitness and plenty of other soft skills such as sportsmanship and teamwork.

American Water Polo

  • Nonprofit, membership organization that organizes and educates in the realm of water polo at grassroots, collegiate and masters levels.

Swim Strong Foundation

  • A nonprofit in New York that champions the modules, Know Before You Go (TM), a part of the ISCA's Lifespan Aquatics Programming.

Organizations in US market

USA Swimming

  • USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for competitive swimming in the USA, promotes promotes safe and healthy opportunities for athletes and coaches through clubs, events and education. Membership ranges from swimmers of every age and ability to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches, officials and volunteers.
  • Priorities include competitive success, support of athletes, coaches and clubs and publicity. 
  • VISION: To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life.
  • USA Swimming should, and we will, embrace its responsibility to grow the sport, recognizing the importance of each level and continue to search for ways to strengthen areas that aren’t directly governed by USA Swimming.

American Swim Coaches Association

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SwimAmerica

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British Swim Schools

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YMCA / YWCA

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Boys & Girls Clubs

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Boy Scouts of America

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Organizations offering First Aid and Lifesaving Standards

American Red Cross

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Ellis & Associates

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American Heart Association

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Starfish Aquatics Institute


Organizations offering child protection courses and clearances

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  • Barry Healey says:

    Mark, here were you thinking partners or joint ventures. Or groups that we will have some contact with. For example the upgrade course, we will use the teachers qualifications form other agencies. We will also use first aid and life saving standards. I love the Look before you go, so that would become part of the program. Water safety during all year is a must.
    Child protection courses are also a must have.

  • Barry Healey says:

    Mark, I will have to have a closer look at this section. We will have to look at replacing High Five with a USA module. The Canadian Coaching will be replaced by ICSA and other agencies.

    • For now, seeking clarity. Also, having the roots of the program uncovered helps to grow in its authority. Knowing a bit as to where its been is going to help increase its acceptance. Are all the Canadian organizations correctly presented factually?

      Some of this becomes an ALPHABET soup of various organizations and code talk that can confuse with jargon. I hope to unclutter an confusions.

      But, there are plenty of relationships and entities in the USA too given the free market forces.

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