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Bronze Accreditation

Bronze Accreditation

This coach is competent to plan, conduct and evaluate a range of training programs suitable for the diverse range of ages and swimming abilities found in a typical SNZ registered swimming club. A Bronze Accredited coach will be able to plan and supervise training for multiple squad units to best prepare swimmers of different ages, abilities, and competition goals to achieve their potential. All Bronze Accredited coaches will have the skills to prepare swimmers for regional and national age (or higher) level competitions. Bronze level is the accepted standard for coaches implementing a diverse swim club program.

Core Units:

Unit 1: Being an Effect Swimming Coach

Unit 2: Administration and Management  
Unit 3: Communication
Unit 4: Risk Management and Legal Issues
Unit 5: Mental Preparation 
Unit 6: Fitness & Training 
Unit 7: Training Programs  
Unit 8: Efficient Stroke Development


Bronze Accreditation components will be delivered over 3 days. There will also be a practical component, which may be achieved through attending Youth and Age programme camps. There is a total of 25 competencies delivered in 9 core units. There will also be post course work and performance criteria to be achieved.

Corresponding resource:

Coaching Swimming: An Introductory Manual. By Dr. Ralph J. Richards (Bronze Handbook)


NZSCTA membership. ACA Junior Skills certified (or equivalent)


Bronze Coach RCC/RPL Application Kit