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Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach – Blended Learning – John Warner Sports Centre

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an Assistant Swimming Coach. This course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a swimming coach in the delivery of a planned training session.

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete the theoretical elements of the course online through interactive activities and checks on learning, prior to the practical workshops.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who wants to take the first step to become a swimming coach or interested in supporting a coach in a club environment.

Course delivery format

  • Online learning – you will be given access to this on the start date listed below. This must be completed 72 hours prior to attending your first zoom session. The estimated time to complete this is 12-15 hrs.
  • 3 x Zoom webinars – During these sessions, the tutor will cover the remainder of your theory topics, a venue orientation and planning for your coaching sessions.
  • Practical assessment sessions at the pool – this will consist of a meet and greet, preparation, assisting at least two 1 hour sessions, evaluation and feedback. Please ensure you are available for all practical dates listed below.
  • As part of your practical sessions you will have written assignments to complete prior to your feedback session.

    Course content

    The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, Zoom sessions and practical poolside learning. During your practical you will get the opportunity to coach swimmers who are at county standard and above, to gain hands on practical experience.
    You will learn about:

    • The role of the assistant coach
    • Importance of positive coaching behaviour
    • Physical literacy in swimming
    • Competitive swimming skills
    • Para swimming
    • Types of training used to develop swimmers
    • How to deliver pre-planned coaching sessions
    • How to carry out reflective practices of your coaching

    Course payment
    If you are eligible to receive the Swim England Member Offer please contact your regional Swim England office to access this. If you book onto the course and discover you are eligible for the offer we will be unable to provide you with a refund.

    How to Enrol:
    Click book on course or use the contact details below.

    You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.



Institute of Swimming

01509 640640
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John Warner Sports Centre
John Warner Sports Centre, Stanstead Road
EN11 0QG