Para-Swimming National Coach Development Programmes 2020-2021


The National programmes provide coaches with an opportunity to learn and further develop their coaching skills to enhance their knowledge and experience of working with Para-Swimmers. The National programmes will provide support to coaches working with Para-Swimmers and are centred on the pillars of athlete development and coaching behaviours. Leading experts in Para-Swimming will deliver and support the programmes.

National Coach Development Programme Stage 1

Stage 1 programme is centred on the pillars of athlete development, Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological and Lifestyle. The programme will support coaches to create development plans for a para-swimmer under each pillar providing holistic development of the para-swimmer in their journey through the Athlete Development Support Pathway (ADSP).

Stage 1 = £50

Eligible Coaches

  • Coaches who are currently working with Para-Swimmers who have at a minimum, competed at the 2019 Swim England Summer Championships.
  • Minimum Level 2 Coach qualified.


  • Zoom, interactive online sessions, 2 hours in duration.
  • Coach workshop (online) led by leading professionals with experience of working with international para-swimmers.
  • Short submitted tasks regarding your para-swimmer

Programme Dates & Locations

  • November 14th Saturday 10.00-12.00 Online;
    Induction & Coach Learning
  • December 17th Thursday 18.00-20.00 Online;
    Athlete Development Support Pathway and considerations for Para-Swimmers
  • January 9th Saturday 10.00-12.00 Online;
    Land Training & RMAP activities and adaptations for Para-Swimmers
  • February 4th Thursday 18.00-20.00 Online;
    Stroke Technique Analysis & Development for Para-Swimmers
  • June 3rd Thursday 18.00-20.00 Online;
    Coaching Behaviours, Communication & Reflective Practice

Please see the Swim England Para-Swimming Coach Pathway here

Expression of Interest

If you wish to be on the Para-Swimming National Coach Development programme Stage 1 for the 2020-21 season then please email your expression of interest to;
Please provide the following details in your email;

  • Name
  • Club
  • Coaching Qualification
  • Current information of working with Para-Swimmers
  • What you wish to learn from the programme

All expressions of interest will receive a response by Friday 6th November.

For an informal discussion regarding the programmes contact;
Tom McManus | Para-Swimming Talent Coach (Coaching Lead)
Responsible for developing our coach workforce.
M 07970 024 087