Swim England Swimming Coach - Blended Learning

This course builds on the Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach certificate, developing your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent Swimming Coach.

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete eLearning, theoretical elements through a series of Zoom sessions, followed by assessment tasks and the practical delivery of coaching sessions.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who has a Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach certificate who wants to become an Independent Swimming Coach.

Course payment

If you are eligible to receive the Swim England Member Offer please refer to the Coaching Course Booking Process. If you book onto the course and discover you are eligible for the offer, we will be unable to provide you with a refund.

Course delivery format

  • 6 x Zoom webinars - During these sessions, the tutor will cover the theory topics and assessment materials with you.
  • You will be required to complete eLearning and assessment work alongside the Zoom sessions, your tutor will set this for you during these sessions.
  • 4 x practical assessment sessions at the pool – these will consist of a meet and greet, planning and preparation, session delivery, peer observations and feedback. You will then also need to complete evaluations and an action plan.
  • Post course planning - following on from the completion of your practical element you will be required to complete and submit a number of assessment tasks these include; Profiles for 6 swimmers, 2 microcycles, 6 session plans, 6 evaluations and a summative reflection.

Course content

You will learn about:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a Swimming Coach
  • Impact of the Athlete Development Support Pathway in competitive swimming
  • Scientific principles of competitive swimming
  • Competitive swimming skills
  • Types of training used to develop swimmers
  • Planning, delivery and evaluation of a series of sessions
  • Effective management in training and competition
  • Communication skills within the swimming coaching environment
  • Motivational techniques
  • Developing swimming skills and competitive swimming strokes
  • Evaluating swimmer progress
  • Reflecting and evaluating on own performance
  • Planning for professional development

Location

Venue

Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex

Address

Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex, Gatting Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1ES

Region

London

Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type Coaching Swimming
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
6th April 2024
Number of Places
9 Remaining (Total: 12)
Tutor Name
Kim Longland
Closing Date
23rd March 2024
Duration
6 x Zoom sessions
4 x Practical sessions
Training Format
Blended

Itinerary

Start
6th April 2024
End
6th April 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
7th April 2024
End
7th April 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
13th April 2024
End
13th April 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
14th April 2024
End
14th April 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
11th May 2024
End
11th May 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
12th May 2024
End
12th May 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
13th May 2024
End
13th May 2024
Venue
Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex
Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex,
Gatting Way,
Uxbridge,
UB8 1ES
Start
20th May 2024
End
20th May 2024
Venue
Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex
Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex,
Gatting Way,
Uxbridge,
UB8 1ES
Start
3rd June 2024
End
3rd June 2024
Venue
Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex
Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex,
Gatting Way,
Uxbridge,
UB8 1ES
Start
10th June 2024
End
10th June 2024
Venue
Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex
Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex,
Gatting Way,
Uxbridge,
UB8 1ES

Prerequisites

You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

You must have one of the following qualifications:

ASA Level 1 Coaching Swimming or equivalent post 1994
If you are unsure if your qualification meets the pre-requisites, please check with the Institute of Swimming on 01509 640640
Learners need:
- to have been coaching in the last 3 months on a regular basis
- to be linked to a swimming club with access to 3 sessions per week for off course assessment
- to have access to swimmers that sit within 2 different stages of the ADSP (Athlete Development Support Pathway) i.e training to train and above over the course of a 6 week mesocycle
- to work with a coaching assistant
- to have knowledge and experience of current coaching best practices

Assessment Type

Practical, Workbook, Post Course Assignment

Disclaimer

Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date. Learners must attend all of the sessions listed, unless you are advised otherwise by your course tutor.

This qualification is delivered and assessed in English.

You have 12 months from the start date of the course to complete this full qualification.

Book this course

Price per place £660

Please login or register before purchasing the course.