CHANGES TO THE ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING (APT) REQUIREMENT
The changes to the online Athlete Protection Training (APT) requirement, which are outlined below, will take place on or around September 1st (that’s the target date). Remember that the APT is a requirement for all non-athlete members.
APTs expiring September thru December 2013: will be extended to 12/31/13
APTs expiring in 2014: will be extended to 12/31/14
APTs expiring in 2015: will be extended to 12/31/15
The APT will need to be done every membership year, not every other year. This will go into effect as each member renews his/her APT effective 9/1/13. Members with a 2014 or 2015 APT expiration date won’t need to renew it until that time but it will then need to be done with every membership year. (See the examples below.)
The expiration date will always be 12/31 and it will be computed based on the same way that our membership year is determined:
The extensions to 12/31 will be done automatically in SWIMS sometime around 9/1/2013, however a new membership card will not be automatically generated. Coaches and Officials can refer to Deck Pass to see their correct expiration dates until they receive their 2014 membership cards.
SAFETY TRAINING FOR SWIM COACHES FACT SHEET / First Aid Requirement Change
Effective September 1, 2013, Stand-alone First Aid will no longer be required for coach membership. Coaches will be required to complete the new STSC (that will include a First Aid component).
Coaches will need to update STSC when their current STSC cert expires.
FOr more information please read this STSC Fact Sheet