BECOME A COACH
Pool Lifesaving Coaches are fundamental to the development of swimming and lifesaving skills for people of all ages and abilities, encouraging ongoing participation for fun, fitness, and social inclusion.
Royal Life Saving offers three levels of coaching accreditation, providing individuals with the knowledge and skills to coach grass roots participants to elite lifesaving athletes.
The Foundation Coach course equips teachers, coaches and instructors with a basic understanding of pool lifesaving sport including it's connection to swimming and lifesaving principles, explanations of core skills and events, and ways to modify pool lifesaving to cater for all abilities and facilities. From a Foundation Coach, individuals may progress to a Development or Performance Coach accreditation, with a focus on coaching competitive athletes. Learn more about the Pool Lifesaving coaching pathway, and how to become a coach below:
Swimming and Water Safety Teacher
Find out more about each level
Within this stage a coach will have a basic understanding of Pool Lifesaving as a Sport and the key rules and parameters associated with theirs and an athlete’s participation in Pool Lifesaving.
You must be an Accredited Foundation Coach to commence being a Development Coach.
A Development coach will have the knowledge and skills to effectively plan and deliver coaching programs with a particular focus on athlete development, nurturing talent and preparing pool lifesaving athletes for ongoing success at competitions.
You must be an Accredited Development Coach to commence being a Performance Coach.
At Performance Coach has a strong understanding of the High Performance sport environment, athlete development and coaching systems with a strong focus on coaching athletes for selection on National and International teams and elite success. A Performance Coach liaises closely with Australian Lifesaving Team management in the planning and delivery of targeted coaching programs for elite athletes, and plays a key role as a presenter, assessor and mentor for aspiring Performance Coaches.
Attend a National Coach Development Workshop, AND;
Present and assess a Development Coach Workshop, OR:
Provide mentorship and coaching support for a Foundation or Development Coach