As any athlete will tell you, success starts with a dream – a goal to reach for, an objective to accomplish, something to aspire to. For an aquatics federation, the dream is found in your mission, vision and values.


The purpose of this course is to provide all swimming coaches around the world with the possibility to be acknowledged as certified swimming coaches and offer recognition for the work they have accomplished. FINA seeks to give the opportunity to all coaches to progress and have credit for their achievements. 

The course is open to coaches of all levels: from teaching children to swim to coaching elite swimmers. Any coach interested in becoming certified should contact their National Federation directly.

Infos & Programme


FINA Clinics for Coaches are intended to train coaches of all levels through courses led by an FINA expert.

The purpose of FINA Clinics for Coaches is to:

- Provide basic training to coaches through courses in their respective disciplines;

- Allow for a ‘standardisation’ of the training given to coaches around the world, providing a quality and performance benchmark for National Federations; 

- Provide the best education and training to coaches in order to support successful performances in the pool.

Infos & Programme



ThIS HANDBOOK has been developed to assist National FederationS

> english version (pdf)

> spanish version (pdf)