• Rewards and recognizes the work of your instructors •

• Motivates them to continue working in your program •


When a licensed SwimAmerica™ Program Director completes the in-water training for his/her group of Coaches (instructors) and those Coaches (instructors) have completed and passed the online Foundations of Coaching Course; those Coaches (instructors) are now eligible to receive his/her SwimAmerica™ Red Card.  This Red Card (as well as the White, Blue and Gold cards) enables the holder to teach in any SwimAmerica™ Program in the country.

RED CARD: complete initial SwimAmerica™ training, take Foundations of Coaching Online Course/Test.


WHITE CARD: complete 100 hours of teaching in SwimAmerica™


BLUE CARD: complete 500 hours of teaching in SwimAmerica™


GOLD CARD: complete 1000 hours of teaching in SwimAmerica™ including 100 hours of preschool teaching and 100 hours of adult teaching.

Instructions on Using the CARD SYSTEM

  1. Click the button below of the corresponding card that you need

  2. Download the attached PDF

  3. Double click in the space that says "Name & Lastname", then enter the name of your instructor

  4. Print the PDF