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01 Sep 2009

Teachers and coaches should act now to enhance their skills this Autumn using the Institute of Swimming’s online seminar booking system.

A number of continuing professional development seminars being held during September and October are available for booking directly through the British Swimming website.  The system is very easy to use – candidates simply enter their IoS membership information and credit card details onto the website in order to book their place.  They then receive immediate confirmation of their acceptance onto the seminar via email.

The seminars currently available for online booking are as follows:

• National Plan for Teaching Swimming mini-polo! – 6th September – Bramcote, Notts
• National Plan for Teaching Swimming mini-polo! – 12th September – Bracknell, Berks
• ASA/scUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children – 13th October – SLM, Stratford on Avon
• Introduction to Breaststroke – 18th October – Leasowe Recreation Centre, Wirral

Click here for information on how to book and gain access to the system.

For a full listing of all the available CPD seminars click here.


For more information contact the ASA PR Officer Claire Freeman on 01509 632265 or email claire.freeman@swimming.org

About the ASA
The ASA is the English National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water and Synchronised Swimming. It organises competition throughout England, establishes the Laws of the Sport and operates comprehensive certification and education programmes for Teachers, Coaches and Officials as well as its renowned Learn to Swim Awards scheme. The ASA supports 1,220 affiliated swimming clubs through a National/Regional/County structure. The ASA aims to ensure everybody has an opportunity to learn to swim.

In order to comply with national education and training standards it has developed two separate and independent arms – the ASA Awarding Body and the Institute of Swimming (IoS) - which represent the awarding and delivery channels for all ASA qualifications.

ASA Awarding Body
The ASA Awarding Body develops, assesses, awards and quality assures all ASA qualifications. It is the equivalent of other awarding bodies such as City & Guilds and OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations). The ASA Awarding Body is licensed by British Swimming to award qualifications in England and Wales. It also has the remit for quality assurance of all areas of UKCC standards.

Institute of Swimming (IoS)
The IoS is a licensed training provider, like a school or college. It is one of many ASA Awarding Body Approved Centres.  The IoS is also a membership body for qualified swimming teachers and coaches, providing insurance, advice and learning opportunities to its members.

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