Develops the skills to plan, deliver and evaluate long-term competitive coaching programmes.2020 Applications are 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 level.
Working with the age, stage and biological 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 clear message of Swim England Talent Pathway programme.
This programme will also 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 sport science and medicine practitioners to create an environment in which our athletes can thrive.
In order to achieve this certificate, you will be expected to complete a series of assessment tasks to ensure that effective development has taken place.
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.
This year-long programme is delivered through a mixture of learning days, online activities, and practical poolside sessions. You will be assigned a mentor who will guide you throughout the year.
All dates below are compulsory for all successful learners to attend.
The induction and learning days for this year’s programme are:
*These will be held as Zoom Webinars.
Before applying please make sure you can attend all four days. The full programme cost is £2000.
Applications are open from 12th June and need to be submitted by the 2nd August 2020. There are up to 30 places available on the programme across England and Wales with shortlisting taking place from the 3rd August 2020.
To apply you will need to complete an online workbook where you will need to upload your pre-requisite evidence. 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 2nd August 2020. Applicants will be notified if they have been successful or not after the 28th August.
Before starting your application please make sure you meet the following:
Please do not apply if you cannot guarantee the appropriate coaching environment. Background checks will be completed as part of the screening process. If you are not able to access the right environment, you will not be eligible to undertake the programme.