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Swim England Swimming Coach – Blended Learning – London Aquatics Centre

This course builds on the Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach certificate, developing your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent Swimming Coach.

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete eLearning, theoretical elements through a series of Zoom sessions, followed by assessment tasks and the practical delivery of coaching sessions.

Who is the course designed for?
Anyone who has a Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach certificate who wants to become an Independent Swimming Coach.

Course payment
If you are eligible to receive the Swim England Member Offer please refer to the Coaching Course Booking Process. If you book onto the course and discover you are eligible for the offer, we will be unable to provide you with a refund.

Course delivery format

  • 6 x Zoom webinars – During these sessions, the tutor will cover the theory topics and assessment materials with you.
  • You will be required to complete eLearning and assessment work alongside the Zoom sessions, your tutor will set this for you during these sessions.
  • Practical assessment sessions at the pool – these will consist of a meet and greet, planning and preparation, session delivery, peer observations and feedback. You will then also need to complete evaluations and an action plan.
  • Post course planning – following on from the completion of your practical element you will be required to complete and submit a number of assessment tasks these include; Profiles for 6 swimmers, 2 microcycles, 6 session plans, 6 evaluations and a summative reflection.

Course content
You will learn about:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a Swimming Coach
  • The structure and governance in aquatics
  • The Optimal Coach Development Framework (OCDF) ad Optimal Athlete Development Framework (OADF)
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Competitive swimming skills and technical rules and regulations
  • The use of swimming equipment
  • Types of training used to develop swimmers
  • Planning, delivery and evaluation of a series of sessions
  • Effective management in training and competition
  • Race analysis and modeling
  • Communication skills within the swimming coaching environment
  • Motivational techniques
  • Evaluating swimmer progress
  • Planning for professional development
How to Enrol:
Click book on course or use the contact details below.

You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach

Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach – Blended Learning

ASA Level 1 Coaching Swimming or equivalent post 1994
If you are unsure if your qualification meets the pre-requisites, please check with the Institute of Swimming on 01509 640640



Institute of Swimming

01509 640640
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London Aquatics Centre
Olympic Park
E20 2AQ