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IoS launch new set of ASA coaching certificates

14 October 2016

The Institute of Swimming (IoS) is launching a new set of ASA coaching certificates this autumn which will help advance swimming coaching and support continued success on the world stage.

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Developing a career in coaching – through the coach’s eye

17 December 2015

The Institute of Swimming (IoS) Advanced Apprenticeships in Sporting Excellence (AASE) team recently took a group of eight AASE athletes, five Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) athletes and three diving coaches on an overseas diving training camp to the magnificent sports stadium in Rijeka, Croatia.

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Synchronised Swimming heads to Dubai

4 December 2015

The IoS have started running ASA Level 1 and 2 Coaching Synchronised Swimming courses in Dubai, at the region’s first synchronised swimming club, Synquatics.

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The differences between teaching and coaching

20 August 2015

There is a common misconception that teaching and coaching are simply two forms of a single role; teachers help beginners, while coaches work with advanced swimmers.

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Open Water Coaching Course Dates 2015

11 June 2015

The IoS are running Level 2 Coaching Open Water Swimming courses in August 2015, with bookings closing on the 26th June.

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Teaching and coaching disabled swimmers

24 April 2014

Recently, the EFDS (English Federation of Disability Sport) launched their ‘Charter for Change’, which aims to lead more disabled people to being active for life.

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Spotlight on: Emotional Intelligence

25 March 2015

Historically, gaining knowledge to pass on to your participants was seen as the most effective way of developing yourself as a coach.

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Spotlight on: Self-Awareness

17 February 2015

In order to be a successful and high performing coach, you need to have the ability to get the person you are coaching from the place they are, to where you would both like to be. Self awareness is something that has a huge impact on the participant’s journey.

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Taking Water Babies to a world class level

16 May 2012

Baby and toddler swimming instructors are to benefit from a brand new specialised qualification that leads the way in providing a world class network of highly qualified teachers.

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Develop your disability awareness

To support the inclusion of disabled people in swimming, the Institute of Swimming (IoS) provide a free online seminar which takes just one hour to complete.

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