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Learn specialist skills for teaching babies and toddlers

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30 September 2011

Being there to share the very start of a child’s swimming journey and teaching babies and toddlers to swim must truly be one of the most rewarding experiences a swimming teacher can have.

If you are a Level 2 trained swimming teacher and would like to extend your skills to teach adult and child aquatic sessions, there are a new range of continuing professional development (CPD) sessions now launched by the Institute of Swimming (IoS).

The programme of seminars consists of 3 knowledge based CPD modules covering the core topics needed to deliver safe and effective adult and child aquatic sessions. Delivered over 2 days, there is a mix of both classroom based work and practical classes. The main topics covered include:

  • understanding child development
  • planning and preparation foradult and child aquatic sessions
  • developing the skills for adult and child aquatic sessions

Jenny Norvill, IoS Delivery Manager said, “This is a popular subject area which we know swimming teachers are keen to learn more about. The mix of theory and practical sessions makes for an exciting programme which will equip learners with the specialist skills and knowledge for working with babies and toddlers within an aquatics environment.”

Adult and child teaching sessionAimed at industry professionals who have previously achieved a level 2 in teaching aquatics, the programme provides teachers with the necessary specialist underpinning knowledge in working with babies and toddlers.  In the longer term, this could be tied into the assessment of future ASA qualifications that are currently in development which will allow swimming teachers to show their specialist knowledge in various aspects of their work.

The programme cost is £150 which includes a copy of the recommended reading “Make a splash”, and a CD to include all the course resources.

For full details of course dates and availability visit www.theiosonline.com, click on ‘all training’ and search under ‘development seminars’

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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