Education for Association Members

Access USSSA Online Learning Portal

The core purpose of the US Swim School Association is to provide resources to assist our members in achieving their goals in the learn-to-swim industry.  The US Swim School Association offers educational courses through our online learning management system.  There are also numerous workshops that take place at our Spring Conference and Annual Conference each year.  The association also offers Virtual Workshops throughout the year.


Certified Fundamental Swim Instructor

This certification, developed by members of the US Swim School Association, covers the fundamental areas that all swim instructors should be educated in. There are four pathways to reach certification and two include an online Fundamental Swim Instructor Course. Professionals working as a Certified Fundamental Swim Instructor can demonstrate mastery of specialized knowledge by meeting criteria and passing the examination offered by the U.S. Swim School Association. Learn more here.


US Swim School Association Webinars

You will have access to regular webinars dedicated to your learn-to-swim business.


Infant-Toddler Course

The US Swim School Association’s Infant Toddler Instructor Education Program is for professionals involved in aquatic programs for children 6 months to 36 months in age. This program encourages comfort, confidence and success without trauma for teaching swimming to children under the age of 3.


Special Abilities Course

The US Swim School Association’s Special Abilities Training Course has been developed for aquatic professionals to better understand students who may have learning challenges. This course is designed to educate the aquatic professional how to instruct the “Special Ability” student to be successful in the aquatic environment by focusing on their abilities, while understanding their disabilities.


Movement & Brain Development Course

The US Swim School Association’s Movement & Brain Development Online Course investigates the hidden power of movement and its implications in a child’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. The course will explore basic brain development and its connection to movement.