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Swimming New Zealand Coach Accreditation Programme

Congratulations on making a start towards furthering your career as a swimming coach.

Swimming New Zealand, in collaboration with NZSCTA have formed a partnership with the Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (ascta) to allow the primary coach accreditation scheme currently delivered in Australia to be also delivered in New Zealand. The key benefits of this partnership, directly relate to the coaching development objectives from SNZ.

More information on each level of accreditation can be found on the left hand navigation pane. Each formal accreditation stage is aligned with a SNZ camp.

Gold Accreditation

SNZ Gold Accredited coaches are leaders in swim coaching; they are able to structure a performance environment that allows progression from NZ Open to international level competitions and they consistently produce ‘performing’ swimmers at an open level.

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Silver Accreditation

A Silver Accredited coach has demonstrated the ability to train swimmers who have achieved National Age Group or National Open qualifying times.

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Bronze Accreditation

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.

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Teacher of Competitive Swimming

This coach is qualified to deliver training sessions that develop swimming technique and attitudes of novice and junior swimmers – generally defined as swimmers 12 years and under - who are still acquiring the skills needed to compete successfully.

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The Transition into the New Framework and RPL

If you have previous SNZ, ascta or ASA coaching qualifications you can transition into the new coaching accreditation framework by recognition of your qualifications.

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