Coach Certification

Great swimmers start with great coaches. Our Coach Certification Courses help coaches learn and grow in their craft so they can become great leaders.

Background Check

Have confidence your swimmer is safer with us. We offer nothing less than advanced Level 2 Background checks for your peace of mind.

Get Insurance

Breathe a sigh of relief with our comprehensive insurance. The SLS insurance program includes general liability and excess accident protection, sexual abuse and molestation coverage, as well as defense against false sexual abuse and molestation claims.

The SLS’s

Summer League In A Box

Summer League In A Box

This is your national resource for the all-in-one Summer League in a box. We provide you everything to start a swimming league or rescue a failing one. We are your trusted one stop shop for summer leagues and teams.

We’re the Smarter and Safer Choice

We are the only organization with a comprehensive youth protection program to serve 3-4 million Summer Leagues and recreational swimmers… and our decades of experience offers unmatched quality. Your kids deserve the best — and our safer summer program offers just that!

  • Nearly 40 years of Summer League experience
  • Affordable program to make sure everyone has a safer summer
  • Choose al la carte or all-in-one

Focused on Your Swimmers’ Safety

Swimming should be fun, swimming should be memorable, and swimmers should be safe.

Your summer athletes are safer no matter where they swim with our insurance package for general liability and excess accident protection, sexual abuse and molestation coverage, as well as defense against false sexual abuse and molestation claims. What you didn’t know, is you get more than just insurance with our Safer Summer Program.

When your coaches are Summer League Swimming Coach Certified and your organization gains background-checked leaders, you can rest easy knowing you have been provided top quality role models for your summer athletes.

SLS also encourages teams to adopt our Standard Order of Events to ensure your summer athletes are competing in events that are age appropriate and that makes sense during the shorter summer swim season.

Focused on Your Coaches

We help create the best summer league swim coaches through the nation’s best summer league coach certification course!

The SLS coach certification course is tailored specifically to summer league swim coaches. While our course was created by the Positive Coaching Alliance, we added a splash of summer league by including the best practices used by the best summer league coaches and teams. Do you want more? Our course is hosted by Olympic swimmers!  Isn’t that the best?!

When your coaches complete and pass the Summer League Swimming Coach Certification Course, they gain the tools needed to coach from a place of positivity, confident mentorship, and true leadership. The skills your coaches will learn from our course will serve them both on the deck and for the rest of their lives.

Between SLS’s unmatched summer league swimming coach certification course and comprehensive background checks, you can be confident your swimmers are being led by the best qualified coaches in your area.

Focused On Your Volunteers, Officials and Staff

Volunteers, officials, and your entire staff make summer league swimming go.

With over 1,200 background check companies in the United States, it can be overwhelming to know which company to trust.  We have put in the effort to make it easy for you to offer quality, affordable background checks for everyone in your organization.

In addition, when your team signs up for our Safer Summer Program, coaches, team reps, and staff members in your organization-not just your swimmers-will be covered for general liability and excess accident protection, sexual abuse and molestation coverage, as well as defense against false sexual abuse and molestation claims. Everyone performs better (and sleeps better) when you know you have great team members in the right lanes with the right protection.

Focused On A Balanced Life

We have your back so you can keep it fun!

Youth sports can be all-encompassing. Between enrollment fees, equipment costs, practice and competition requirements, and nearly non-stop travel, children’s athletics can often overwhelm families or force kids to specialize at a young age. Summer League Swimming is a perfect entry point to the sport for kids who still want to be kids. It’s a lower-pressure, less-demanding arena where young swimmers can experience all that the sport has to offer while still being able to participate in all the other joys of summer.

What Coaches Are Saying

After taking our Coach Certification Course, these are some of the testimonials we received from our coaches!


I really enjoyed the coaching certification course. The coaching strategies I learned put words to some of the hopes I’ve had for my team and gave me practical ways to apply them. I think this course will help refocus the culture of summer league and help us give our kids a great, fulfilling swimming experience.

Meagan O.

“Builds Confidence”

It was great and I understand coaches a lot better now. This improved my confidence in dealing with parents. It was a great course. Very easy to understand and it was laid out in a perfect way. The material was very easy to grasp and learned a lot from it and I will be able to grow into a good coach because of it.

Certified Coach

“Eye Opening!”

The course is geared to help coaches become better coaches for the swimmers, but I believe that it also helped the athlete part of me as well to see some of the things that my previous coaches have gone through and to see it from their perspective. The lessons were simple and easy to comprehend. Very well organized.

Certified Coach


I am very appreciative of the knowledge I gained from this course because last season was very tough, and I feel like this course will help me improve many things for this season. It was perfect I thought it was very educational, and now I have a much better understanding on what to expect while coaching at practices and meets. It is very helpful.

Certified Coach

“Prepared to Coach”

I feel more prepared to coach positively with this course, so good job! Great set up with sections to read, videos and then quizzes. Thought it was very helpful as a first time coach and it gives me more confidence.

Certified Coach

“Proper Principles”

Very good layout of information and very easy to grasp and understand. Was very well and was easy to navigate! I would simply like to appreciate how this course works to guide coaches on the proper principles to reflect upon their swimmers. It was very helpful to learn this information to prepare myself for the coaching that is yet to come.

Certified Coach

Why Work With Us?

Trusted by some of the biggest brands…

We align ourselves with some of the best names in the industry to make sure you get the most out of your swim league experience! If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact us.

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Are You Starting A Swimming League?

Reach out to Summer League Swimming and let’s discuss what you will need to start or rescue a swimming league/team… no matter where in the United States you’re located.