Develops the skills to plan, deliver and evaluate long-term competitive coaching programmes.
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.
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 clear messages of Swim England Swimming and Para-Swimming Talent Pathways.
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.
This year-long programme is delivered through a blend of learning days (both online and face to face), online learning, and practical poolside sessions. You will be assigned a mentor who will provide bespoke in situ support throughout the duration of the course.
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. We intend to run learning days 2 and 3 at SportPark, Loughborough, LE11 3QF but this will be subject to COVID guidance at the time.
Before applying please make sure you can attend all four days. The full programme cost is £2000.
Applications are open from 11th June 2021 and need to be submitted by 25th July 2021. There are up to 30 places available on the programme across England and Wales with shortlisting taking place from the 26th July 2021.
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 Classroom. 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 25th July 2021. Applicants will be notified if they have been successful or not after 23rd August 2021.
Before starting your application please make sure you meet the following:
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 in order to ensure that we have adequate coverage of swimming and para-swimming programmes that can offer a performance environment that can effectively cater for the needs of our aspiring athletes.
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 prerequisites.