Coaches are recognised and celebrated by SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM) for their performance and achievements in the pool. The levels of SWIM coach recognition are Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum.
Coach Education vs. Coach Performance
Swimming Australia no longer bases the coach accreditation criteria for Development, Advanced or Performance level coaches on coach/athlete achievement. This change was implemented in 2019 to allow coaches to progress their education and accreditation level regardless of their location, club size, and access to athletes and meets.
In addition to holding a Development, Advanced, or Performance accreditation with Swimming Australia, coaches can apply to SWIM separately to have their coach and athlete achievements recognized.
SWIM issue membership cards with details of coach recognition and the colour of the card is determined by the level of recognition (Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum). Details of Swimming Australia coach accreditation (Development/Advanced/Performance) can only be found on your Swim Central digital card and are not displayed on your SWIM membership hardcopy card.
Completed application forms can be emailed to [email protected] for processing.