Coach Certification Grant

Criteria and Application Information



The purpose of the Coach Certification Grant is to provide support to coaches engaged in achieving a higher level of certification.



  • NCCP Level 1: Fundamentals Coach certified or equivalent.
  • Be a coach member in good standing with Swim Alberta, Canadian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Associations and Swimming Canada.
  • Currently coaching with a Swim Alberta registered club.


Applications are reviewed and assessed based on their individual merit, the objectives of Swim Alberta and the Alberta Coaches Council, the financial resources available and the following parameters:

  • Priority will be given to higher levels of NCCP certification.
  • Applications may be submitted at any time.
  • Coaches are eligible for the grant once every two years.
  • Due to limited funds and volume of applications, not all requests meeting the established criteria will be approved. 
  • NCCP Multi-Sport course fees are not eligible.

The Application Process

The below process will be followed so Swim Alberta can deal with applications in a fair, equitable and efficient manner.

  • Submitted applications must be done online.
  • NCCP Swimming Course and/or evaluation fees may be supported to a maximum of fifty percent (50%) not exceeding $750.
  • Successful applications will be paid each quarter, after the date of the course and/or submission of the evaluation.  (July 1, October 1, January 1, April 1)
  • The following NCCP Swimming certification levels are eligible for financial support.
      • Level 2: Age Group Coach
      • Level 3: Senior Coach
      • Advanced Certification

Documents Required:

A letter from the club president, which outlines the clubs financial contribution to the coaching course and/or evaluation.

Please note:

  • Auditing of financial expenditures may be requested and any funds not required must be returned to Swim Alberta. 

For More Information:

Please visit –


Cheryl Humphrey                                                          Kevin Dennis

780-415-1782                                                                780-415-1785                              

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Application Letter

Supporting Documentation

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I confirm that:

1.         The information I have provided on this application for a grant is true, complete and correct and I, the applicant, have personally provided it.

2.         I understand that Swim Alberta may decline this application:

(a)        If I have submitted any false statements or concealed a relevant or significant fact as both constitute misrepresentation.

(b)        If I do not comply with any request for information required by the Swim Alberta to effectively administer and maintain the integrity of the program.

3.         I will represent Swim Alberta in a positive manner, and publicly declare support we receive through Swim Alberta.

4.         I have read, understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions governing the grant outlined above and accept sole responsibility for the expenditure of the grant funds.