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Coaching Staff

Nothing has a greater influence on the quality of children’s sports than the excellence of coaches. All SSS coaches have been certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States.

Certified coaches in USA Swimming programs possess training and experience in the physiology and psychology of adolescent development. SSS coaches are current in Red Cross First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard Training, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches.

Staff Training

Sebastopol Sea Serpent (SSS) coaches are members of USA Swimming who have satisfactorily completed and passed a level II criminal background check every two years. Additionally, coaches have satisfactorily completed a safety training program. As members of USA Swimming, SSS coaches are committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport. Coaches participate in education and training course to develop tools which enable them to understand the scope and effect of abuse in sport, to recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations, to establish boundaries to protect against false allegations, and most important, to know how to react and report when abuse is suspected.

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