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, the financial resources available and the following parameters:

  • Priority will be given to higher levels of NCCP certification.
  • Applications may be submitted after course completion or evaluation submission.
  • 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 after course completion or evaluation submission.
  • 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 Coach Diploma

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:

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Jackie Cool                                                                    Kevin Dennis

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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.