More than 100 educators and approved centre contacts attended the annual ASA Educator and Approved Centre Conference at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 15-16 October.
Jointly hosted by the ASA’s Workforce Support Services and Awarding Body, the ASA Educator and Approved Centre Conference provided tutors with the opportunity to share best practice and facilitated an environment suitable for open discussion on thoughts and ideas for the future.
Delegates were also given a chance to listen to key speakers and engage in a variety of workshops to enhance their knowledge of teaching and learning.
Jon Rudd, Head Coach at Plymouth Leander Swimming Club and mentor to Olympic champion and world record holder Ruta Meilutyte, introduced the concepts behind long and short axis coaching in relation to all four strokes.
Diversity and Inclusion Development Lead Officer at Sports Coach UK, Sarah Milner, also lead a discussion based workshop on equality and equity, and discussed with delegates how to embed good practice into their sessions.
Ray Brogden, ASA Head of Workforce Development, said: “The ASA Educator and Approved Centre Conference is a great way for the ASA to engage with our dedicated workforce and to update delegates on the future products and services that are currently under development.
“Once again it’s been a great partnership between the ASA Workforce Support Services and Awarding Body to bring together the dedicated community of individual educators and approved centres who are committed to delivering exceptional aquatics courses and CPD seminars across the industry.”