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Head Coaches must be at least 18 years old and Assistant Coaches must be at least 15 years old by June 1st of the upcoming season.

The following certifications are required of coaches serving on deck at any JSL sanctioned event:

ALL coaches on deck during JSL sanctioned events must have:

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ALL coaches, 18 years old and older prior to June 1st of the upcoming  season on deck during JSL sanctioned events must have

-        a criminal background check by an approved provider

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At least ONE coach from each team on deck during JSL sanctioned events must have

-        a current Lifeguarding certification

Note that Federal Law requires 15 year old Assistant Coaches to have a current lifeguard certification.

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training Recertification


Coaches who are currently lifeguard certified and whose certification does NOT expire before the end of the season, are eligible to take ONLY the online portion of the "Safety Training for Swim Coaches" at a greatly reduced rate and not do any classroom time at ACAC.  Do NOT contact ACAC as JSL will NOT pay for a lifeguard-certified coach to take the full course at ACAC.  If that coach will simply pay for the online course, JSL will reimburse the coach for the online cost.  A copy of the payment receipt and a copy of the completion certificate should be sent to our treasurer, Jeff North, at lst866@aol.com and copied to bgarlandjr@aol.com along with the coach's name and mailing address.  A reimbursement check will be sent to you at the provided address.  Please use the subject line “Online Safety Training Reimbursement Request - JSL” in your requesting email.  

More Information on how to sign up for various certifications may be found here:

JSL Coaches Certification Sign-up Instructions


You may direct any questions to Bob Garland at (434) 293-2045 or bgarlandjr@aol.com.