ASCA 2022

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Clinic Location: DAY 1 to 4 (October 27 to 30)
VENUE: ACROPOLIS SPORTS COMPLEX CLUBHOUSE - Penelope Lane, Acropolis Greens, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1110 Philippines
DAY1 LEVEL1-  October 27, 2022 8AM-5PM, Finis Tech Gear 5-6PM
DAY 2-ASCA LEVEL2  - October 28, 2022 8AM-5PM, Finis Tech Gear 5-6PM
DAY 3-ASCA LEVEL3  - October 29, 2022 8AM-5, Finis Tech Gear 5PM-6PM
DAY 4-ASCA LEVEL4 - October 30, 2022 8AM-5PM, Finis Tech Gear 5-6PM
Entry Requirements: (Certificate will not be release without required documents)
-Applicable only for Local Participants
    -Valid First Aid/CPR Certification
    -Valid NBI Clearance
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ASCA Pre-requisite

  • Level 1 -  Required Documents only.
  • Level 2 - Required Documents plus completion of Level 1 : "Foundations of Coaching".
  • Level 3 -  Required Documents plus completion of Level 2 "The Strokes School".
  • Level 4 - Rerquired Documents plus completion of Level 3 "Physiology and Analytics School".
Level 1        - 18,900.00 
Level 2        - 18,900.00 
Level 1 & 2 - 29,800.00
Level 3        - 18,900.00 
Level 4        - 18,900.00 
Level 3 & 4 -  29,800.00 
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• ASCA Coaching Level Certification
• FINIS Technical Gear Certification
• FINIS ASCA Coach Rashguard
• FINIS ASCA Fun Cotton Coach T-shirt
• FINIS ASCA Full Sublimated Coach Sports Shirt with ASCA Level
• FINIS ASCA Coach Shorts
• FINIS ASCA Coach Lanyard with Event ID and Whistle
• FINIS ASCA String Back Pack
• FINIS Swedish goggles
• ASCA Coach Swim Cap
• FINIS ASCA Coach Visor
• FINIS ASCA Coach Straw Hat
• 3-Year Membership to ASCA with ID ($88.00 per year value)
 • Finis Swim Coach exclusive Discount/Rebate Program.
• Daily morning and afternoon snacks and buffet lunch during seminar.


Level 1 – Foundations of Coaching

In this introductory course, participants learn the fundamentals required for coaching.  It provides a dynamic curriculum that will challenge professionals to create their own coaching philosophies based on a strong foundation. Coaches learn the importance and benefits of productive relationships with parents, volunteers, athletes and their community. A strong emphasis is placed on honing communication skills, safety, and providing pathways for long-term athlete progression and success. 

Once ASCA members have passed this course, they will be ASCA Level 1 Certified.

ASCA  Level 2 – The Stroke School

The ASCA Level 2 School is designed to help coaches achieve a professional knowledge base for teaching effective technique and proper mechanics, while simultaneously reinforcing healthy progressions at each developmental level in the sport. This course incorporates step-by-step examples of technique-based skills and progressions coupled with video demonstrations. 

Once ASCA members have passed Level 1 and Level 2 courses, and have coached for at least 6 months, they will become ASCA Level 2 Certified.

Level 3 – Physiology and Analytics School 

This course delivers a working, general knowledge of physiology as it applies to the sport of swimming. Participants learn to implement science into their training plan, including how to develop training cycles, seasonal planning, periodization, as well as the significance of rest, recovery, nutrition, and tapering. Throughout the course coaches are exposed to a variety of physiological models, including examples from Jon Urbanchek, Dave Salo, and Jan Prins.  

Once ASCA members have passed Levels 1, 2 and 3 courses, and have coached for at least 12 months, they must submit proof of required accomplishments by an athlete to become ASCA Level 3 Performance Certified.  If they don’t have an athlete who has achieved the required accomplishment, they are only considered as an ASCA Level 3 Education Certified.


Level 4 – Leadership School

This course offers webinars on an array of topics led by proven and knowledgeable leaders in the sport of swimming.  Because leadership development is vitally important to the success and advancement of the coaching profession, coaches learn both theory and practical application directly from colleagues who have become leaders in various aspects of the sport. Coaches learn about the structure of local, national and international governance organizations and how to get involved and make an impact.  Coaches participate in virtual discussions and collaborate with their colleagues.

Once ASCA members have passed Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 courses, and have coached for at least 36 months, they must submit proof of required accomplishments by an athlete to become ASCA Level 4 Performance Certified. If they don’t have an athlete who has achieved the required accomplishment, they are only considered as an ASCA Level 4 Education Certified.


About the Speaker:



Coach Chad Onken is the CEO and Co-Owner of the Quest Swimming program in his hometown of Midlothian, Virginia. He started with Quest on January 1st, 2019.

Primarily known for the discovery and development of world record holder, NCAA Champion, and 2008/2012 US Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones, Chad has over 20 years of elite championship coaching experience throughout age group, high school, YMCA, and NCAA championship swimming. In addition to being a Level 5 certified coach by the American Swimming Coaches Association, Chad is also a six-time recipient of the ASCA "Award for Coaching Excellence."

In addition to his duties with Quest, Onken also serves as the Director of International Clinics for the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA). He travels the globe, "coaching the coaches". He has taught clinics or been a guest speaker throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, Bahrain, and the UAE.

Additionally, Onken has been an active member of various committees and governance organizations within the YMCA of the USA, NC Swimming, VA swimming and USA Swimming. Besides being a current member of the USA Swimming Coach Advisory Council, he also serves as a member of the VSI Senior Committee and Governance Committee.

Before Quest, Chad served as the Head Coach/Senior Director of Competitive Swimming at the YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) Swim Team in Raleigh, NC from 2006-2018. During his time with the YOTA Swim Team, Chad oversaw the "Golden Age" of the program; breaking several North Carolina state records, coaching a USA Swimming Junior National champion, recording numerous USA Swimming Junior and Senior National time standards, breaking 100+ YOTA team records, winning dozens of YMCA National individual and relay titles, setting a number of YMCA National records, and breaking 3 National Age Group records. Chad led a group of six YOTA athletes to Olympic Trials in 2012 and seven YOTA athletes to Omaha in 2016. YOTA also had success on the international level as well, having multiple athletes qualify to represent the United States in a variety of international competitions. The YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team had athletes qualify for the 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2014-2015 USA National Junior Teams.

Additionally, the YOTA Swim Team was crowned the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Men's YMCA National Champions and 2014 Women’s YMCA National Champions under Coach Onken's leadership. Chad's success has been recognized by USA Swimming, as he was selected to be on the coaching staff for a variety of national teams and select camps. Chad has also been nominated for several Coach of the Year awards, both within NC and throughout the country - winning the 2012 NC Swimming "Coach of the Year" award.

Chad graduated from Florida State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; while helping the swimming team achieve top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championships and qualifying for Olympic Trials. Given a choice to attend law school or coach swimming, Chad decided to give back to a sport that gave him so much.

Chad moved to Raleigh in 2000 as the Head Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at NC State University. In addition to his regular on-deck duties for the Wolfpack, Onken played an instrumental role in the strength and conditioning, team building, mental training, nutritional education and academic development of the swimmers at N.C. State. While at N.C. State, Chad was the primary coach responsible for developing one USA Swimming National “B” Team Member, six US Olympic Trial qualifiers, six NCAA All-Americans, six ACC Champions, 10 school record holders, and five top 100 FINA World Ranked athletes. Furthermore, Onken served as the Head Coach for the N.C. State Aquatics Team during the summertime, where two of his athletes represented the United States in international competition. Chad was also very involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Athletes In Action program.