Residential for deaf young people to train as swimming assistants

24 February 2016

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is holding a residential course aimed at helping deaf young people aged 16-25 years to achieve an ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant qualification.

A group of 16 young people will be selected to spend four days learning swimming theory and technique and getting hands on experience of teaching swimming. The tutor will be fully qualified and deaf-aware, and communication support will be provided. The course is being delivered in association with IoS Training.

The course not only allows young aspiring swimming teachers to develop new skills, but it also allows them to make friends and socialise with other deaf swimming teachers.

In the evenings, there will be opportunities to spend time with course mates and take part in a wide range of activities.

The attendees will be staying at Laches Wood Outdoor Activity Centre in Slade Heath, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, and the course itself will be taking place at Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock.

The subsidised course costs just £150 per person and covers overnight accommodation, morning and evening meals, transport, course and exam fees, tutor costs and pool and classroom hire.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 1 April 2016. People interested in taking part can download the application form here.

The NDCS is the leading charity in the UK dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. They believe that if there are more deaf swimming teachers and coaches then more deaf children and young people will be inspired to swim and take up other aquatic sports.

For more information on the course or making a booking please contact Ashleigh Scott, NDCS Swimming Development Officer on 0121 234 6225 or email:

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