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Free resource for volunteers looking to help strengthen their diving clubs

Volunteers looking to help strengthen their diving clubs and take on a new fun and supportive challenge can sign up for a free resource launched by Swim England.

The Diving Poolside Helper resource has been created in conjunction with the Diving Leadership Group and aims to support the delivery of club sessions under the supervision of a qualified teacher or coach.

It covers roles, risks and hazards of a session, ways to communicate with participants and the number of ways poolside helpers can assist the coaches and clubs to deliver better, more efficient sessions.

Sarah Barrow, Swim England Diving Development Officer, said: “The poolside helper workshop is a great resource to help our new young coaches practice safely while helping a diving coach.

“It provides information for safe practice, health and safety and knowledge on poolside diving skills.

“There were clubs asking for such a resource so I am happy to be able to supply clubs with a workshop like this – and online where poolside helpers can do it in their own time.”

Strengthen your knowledge

Marcus Henson, Swim England Volunteering and Pathways Coordinator, said that the self-led online resource allowed those interested in stepping up to a more significant volunteering role in their club to complete it around family or work commitments.

He added: “Obviously, we are all eager to get back into the water but offering some content on upskilling and strengthening our volunteers skills during this downtime will help deliver more efficient and impactful sessions upon our return.

“This free online resource gives volunteers, both new and existing, an opportunity to take on a new challenge, the knowledge to assist the delivery of club training sessions under the guidance of a coach, and support the development of all swimmers involved in the club.”

To sign up for the Diving Poolside Helper resource, click here.