Develops the skills to plan, deliver and evaluate long-term competitive coaching programmes.Applications are now closed
As a coach, you inspire and deliver success at all levels. The Senior Coach programme will equip you with the tools to create and develop individualised programmes and optimise the performance levels of aspiring athletes, at both youth and senior levels.
Based upon the age and stage of development of your athletes, you will apply the most current and innovative coaching techniques to develop a holistic athlete programme. This, in turn, will improve performance and keep athletes committed and motivated, whilst aligning with the direction of Swim England Swimming and Para-Swimming.
This programme will help you to work more collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team, alongside key external and internal partners; leisure service providers, the club committee, team managers and various sports science and medicine practitioners to create an environment in which our athletes can thrive.
This year-long programme is delivered through a blend of online learning and face to face workshops. You will be assigned a mentor who will provide bespoke in situ support throughout the course.
To achieve this certificate, you will be expected to complete a series of assessment tasks to ensure that effective development has taken place.
The full programme cost is £2,000.
The Swim England Senior Swimming Coach programme is for Swim England Level 2 Swimming Coaches leading a squad of swimmers throughout their programme and working with those competing at regional level or above. Please see the prerequisites below.
Before applying to the programme, please ensure you can attend all the below dates. All dates are compulsory and will take place in Loughborough.*
The induction and learning days for this year’s programme are:
*Any dates that coaches subsequently cannot attend they will be required to pay a £150 fee for a catch-up session in Loughborough at a mutually agreeable time/ date for both coach and Swim England staff member.
Applications are open from 6th June and need to be submitted by midnight on the 3rd July 2022. There are up to 30 places available on the programme across England and Wales with shortlisting taking place from the 4th July 2022.
As part of the application process, you will need to submit supporting evidence to confirm that you have met the essential pre-requisite criteria via Google Classrooms. You will have access to this workspace within 48 hours of starting your application. All applications for the programme must be completed by midnight on the 3rd July 2022. Applicants will be notified if they have been successful or after the 11th July 2022.
Before starting your application please make sure you meet the following pre-requisite criteria;
Applicants must commit to attending all sessions including the induction day and all 3 learning days, as well as completing the programme within 12 months.
Due to the high volume of applicants we receive, in addition to the criteria above, priority will be given to coaches as follows:
Consideration will also be given to the geographical landscape to ensure we have adequate coverage of swimming and para-swimming programmes offering a performance environment that can effectively cater to our aspiring athletes’ needs.
The quality of the application, in general, will be taken into account and background checks will be carried out as part of the screening process. Please do not apply if you do not meet the above pre requisites.