Coaching Resources

New Rules – Scoring System

Season Directive 2023-2024

FINA Artistic Swimming Manual

High-Performance Criteria 2023-2024

Star Testing Skill Assessment Sheets

ASWA Development Pathway

Coaching Mentorship

Coach Pathways

Artistic Swimming WA’s AquaStART 

The AquaStART Course is for instructors teaching Artistic Swimming WA’s participation in non-competitive programs.

To learn more about becoming an instructor, contact Artistic Swimming WA’s Development Officer


Artistic Swimming Australia’s Coaching Course

The ASA Coach Education Framework outlines the step-by-step process by which coaches can develop their skills and experience.

The entry-level course is the Foundation Coach Education course, perfect for athletes, parents, and schoolteachers who want to understand the basics of the sport and the general coaching principles.

The program aligns with the Synchro Skills – Skill Acquisition Program basics and related Skills Curriculum (Red and Orange Level).

The Foundation course is delivered through the Artistic Swimming Australia eLearning Platform, which provides excellent geographical and time flexibility.

Foundation course breakdown:

  • Module 1: Role of Coach
  • Module 2: Legal Requirements
  • Module 3: Growth & Development
  • Module 4: Communication
  • Module 5: Teaching & learning
  • Module 6: Planning
  • Module 7: Orange skills
  • Module 8: Red skills
  • Module 9: Hypoxia

For more information, click here to access the Artistic Swimming Australia website.