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 the theoretical elements of the course online through interactive activities and checks on learning, prior to the practical workshops. The online learning and completion of assessments should take you are approximately 20-25 hours to complete.

Who is the course designed for?

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

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least six training sessions, coaching swimmers at county standard and above, to gain hands on practical experience.

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

Luton Sports Village

Address

Butterfield Green Road, Luton, LU2 8DD

Region

East

Course Details

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

Further Details

Course Start Date
22nd November 2019
Number of Places
0 Remaining (Total: 1)
Tutor Name
Michael Gallagher
Closing Date
8th November 2019
Duration
Online Learning 20-25 hours,
Face to Face 5 Days
Training Format
Blended

Itinerary

Start
22nd November 2019
End
21st December 2019
Venue
Online
Start
4th January 2020
End
4th January 2020
Venue
Luton Sports Village
Butterfield Green Road,
Luton,
LU2 8DD
Start
5th January 2020
End
5th January 2020
Venue
Luton Sports Village
Butterfield Green Road,
Luton,
LU2 8DD
Start
11th January 2020
End
11th January 2020
Venue
Luton Sports Village
Butterfield Green Road,
Luton,
LU2 8DD
Start
12th January 2020
End
12th January 2020
Venue
Luton Sports Village
Butterfield Green Road,
Luton,
LU2 8DD
Start
29th February 2020
End
29th February 2020
Venue
Luton Sports Village
Butterfield Green Road,
Luton,
LU2 8DD

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, Online Workbook

Disclaimer

Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date.

This qualification is delivered and assessed in English.

The booking must be made by the person attending the course, with their relevant personal details. Parents or colleagues cannot book courses for others.
If you want to book for another person please contact 01509 640 640.

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Price per place £420

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