Concussion Protocol Training



Though several states have previously passed concussion education requirements, USA Swimming will now require all coaches and officials complete Concussion Protocol Training by January 1, 2020. Your certificate of completion should be sent to your LSC to update SWIMS. Once SWIMS is updated, DeckPass will update a few days later


Courses from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), as well as individual states’ required courses will satisfy the USA Swimming requirement. **Many high school coaches will have already completed the NFHS training.  These courses are provided free of charge.





  • For USA Swimming membership, coaches and officials must successfully complete concussion and head injury education at least once.
  • Individual states may require annual or continuing education and coaches/officials must abide by the requirements of their home state or states in which they coach or officiate.
  • If a coach lives/coaches in a state with a concussion education requirement, he/she must only complete this requirement and will not need to complete an additional course.




This requirement is necessary to avoid personal liability for concussion/head strike incidents, ensuring our insurers will continue to provide liability insurance protection to USA Swimming, coaches, officials and clubs.


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