U.S. Paralympics Swimming

Coaching Resources

Education
The best resources for coaches who work with swimmers who have a disability are the same resources readily available from organizations like USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming, American Swimming Coaches Association and the International Swimming Coaches Association, among others.  The science of swimming is universal regardless of the abilities of the swimmer.  Pursue education, training and certification in these spaces first:

Coaches will also benefit from supplemental online resources which address some of the unique aspects of teaching, training and competition for athletes with unique abilities.

Coaching Support

U.S. Paralympics Swimming coaching support is offered to support National A, B, and C team athlete's home coaches to attend domestic WPS recognized events to support their athlete and become active and engaged within the WPS community.  For more information on the coaching support, please read through the 2021 Athlete and Sport Program plan located here.

  • Home coaches: To submit for reimbursement, please click here.
  • Please include your receipts for your trip in the email.

Trip List

U.S. Paralympics utilizes a "Trip List" system when assigning coaches to the staff of a national team trip.  Any coach may apply for the Trip List.  Assignments are made on an annual basis for any swimming events on the calendar for that year.  The Trip List application materials may be updated on an as needed basis as international rules and regulations are updated throughout the quadrennium.

U.S. Paralympics Swimming Coaches Trip List PDF
U.S. Paralympics Swimming Coaches Trip List Application

For further information, please reach out to Associate Director of U.S. Paralympics Swimming: Erin Popovich at erin.popvich@usopc.org

Camps & Clinics
Coaches are typically welcome at our camps and clinics. To see if there is one coming up near you, click here.

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