Over the next few months, we will be delivering bespoke online workshops and our popular suite of Swim England Qualification accredited CPD seminars online as interactive webinars.
A webinar is an interactive online seminar that is led by the tutor and allows participants in different locations to be guided through the course content, hear the presenter, ask questions and be involved in group text discussions.
All our webinars are hosted on Zoom through a security protected account. We have created a guide to Zoom webinars which you can access here.
To give you as much choice over the coming months we have created some new topics such as ‘A Swimming Teachers guide to Artistic Swimming’ and ‘How to implement pupil-centred learning in your swimming lessons’. There are also a variety of price points with some 1 hr free workshops and accredited CPDs at £25.
This is a fantastic opportunity to access sought after accredited CPDs regardless of location.
We have already run our first set of webinars covering ‘Integrating Autistic Children into Mainstream Swimming Lessons’ and ‘Integrating Swimmers with a Physical/Sensory Impairment into Mainstream Swimming Lessons’. These webinars were very popular so we will be running them again.
Lorinda Knott who took part in our first webinar said:
The online training using Zoom was very good, I was a bit unsure how it would go using the instructions to set it up but it was pretty straightforward and easy to follow on-screen.
After the group had got used to the on-screen buttons and where to find them it ran very smoothly; we all had the chance to contribute through the video conference, chat room and whiteboard facilities.
We also went into ‘breakout rooms’ where the group was split into smaller discussion groups using the video and audio facilities.
The app worked brilliantly it was very smooth running with no buffering – considering we had so many people sharing the platform.
I believe this should be the way we train in the future, there was far less time wasted and fewer distractions than in a real classroom, for example, we didn’t have to move chairs into breakout groups.
It also cut down on the need to travel which is better for the environment in these changing times.
Overall the experience was very good and I feel we had a productive training session.
In addition to these webinars, we are supporting Swim England with their free series of ‘Not-on the-road-shows’. Presenting topics such as ‘An introduction to lesson management’ and ‘An introduction to improving strokes’.