1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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3993-23 Swimming Coach

Coaches, trains and instructs swimmers by analysing their performances and developing their abilities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • observes performances of swimmers
  • coaches or instructs swimmers by demonstrating techniques
  • oversees training and evaluates swimmers' physical condition
  • prescribes routines and corrective exercises to strengthen muscles and improve fitness
  • plans race strategies, analyses race progress, motivates and instructs swimmers
  • conducts after-race analysis, evaluates performances and makes changes in strategy
  • may teach water confidence and water awareness to children and non-swimmers
  • may organise facilities for learn-to-swim classes
  • may recommend special diets
  • may render first aid to injured persons

Diving Coach

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