New, interactive blog from the International Swim Coaches Association

OWS = Open Water Swimming

Swimming outdoors gets more attractive when the indoor pools are not opening

Open water swimming offers plenty of new lessons and experiences for coaches, swimmers and families. Consider the options and explore the open water resources at ISCA.

Plan to attend the East Coast Open Water Championships in early October 2020 in Virginia.

ISCA newsletter articles 

News of recent weeks and are archived here.

Feature OWS article

More reading.

Mini-course under development

You can help to craft an open-water mini-course at this blog. Chime in.

Be a part of the Virtual Run Splash National Championships with ISCA and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Getting ready for future growth as a coach, team, program and association


The annual membership to the International Swim Coaches Association costs $75. 

Members Library

Plenty of articles and insightful information is available as part of the ISCA members library. This content is presently be transitioned to a different format and is going to be made available soon.

Ongoing E-News Updates

Tell your teammates and coaching peers about the iSCA Newsletter. Anyone can subscribe and get the news by way of email.

Science of Swimming Gets Explained in the extra courses

Take the courses and get clarity on the scientific aspects of swimming.

why we do it

We’ve been there

Help to build a mega list of why one should sign-up and participate on a scholastic swim team. Take the quiz to rank the reasons and then offer your own insights. 

Word cloud in a heart shape on why one should swim

Word cloud on why one should swim on a scholastic swim team

We want to bring innovation and interactions

In the days to come, this blog site is going to open and allow for visitors to sign in, get on the list for the ISCA newsletters and be able to comment on postings. Furthermore, opportunities to share your insights are welcomed too. Plus, the ISCA library of valued articles is available to its members, each with the ability to further interact.  

Blog Posts

Cannonball! Are you ready to swim!

We are psyched to get back into the pools and swimming again! #SwimToday. Tell us about your summer at

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Big fun: Underwater Hockey

We get to learn, practice and teach about playing well with others at swim pools.

From Swim School lessons to varsity swim teams, and after-school water polo, to summer camps and under-water-hockey sessions and open water swims to lifeguard courses and hooking up with kayaks -- let's be ready to swim.

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