Swim England Open Water Swimming Coach Certificate

This certificate develops the specialist skills needed to work as an open water coach and effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of open water training sessions.

Blended learning is a more flexible approach where you complete the theory elements of the course online through eLearning and webinar sessions, this will also include the theoretical assessment. You will then attend the practical session at a lake.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who is a Swim England Swimming Coach or equivalent or holds the 1st4sport certificate in Coaching Triathlon and who wants to become an independent open water coach. Please ensure you read the pre requisite section of the course booking page before booking onto this course. If you are unsure if your qualification meets the pre requisite criteria please email [email protected].

Course delivery format

  • 2 x Zoom webinars - During these sessions, the tutor will cover the remainder of your course theory, a venue orientation and planning for your practical delivery.
  • Online learning - you will be given access to this after Zoom session 1. This must be completed 72 hours prior to attending your second Zoom session and will take you around 10 hours to complete.
  • 2 x practical sessions - During these sessions you will prepare and deliver open water training sessions.

Course content

During this course you will learn about:

  • The open water swimming environment
  • Roles and responsibilities of an open water swimming coach
  • The types of equipment needed for open water swimming
  • The coaching positions for open water swimming
  • Plan and deliver open water swimming activities
  • Evaluating your own performance as an open water swimming coach
  • Planning for professional development

Location

Venue

Stanborough Park

Address

Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6DF

Region

East

Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type Coaching Open Water
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
8th August 2024
Number of Places
11 Remaining (Total: 12)
Tutor Name
Darren Sims
Closing Date
25th July 2024
Duration
2 x Zoom sessions
2 x Practical sessions
Training Format
Blended

Itinerary

Start
8th August 2024
End
8th August 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
29th August 2024
End
29th August 2024
Venue
Webinar
Zoom,
,
Start
7th September 2024
End
7th September 2024
Venue
Stanborough Park
Stanborough Road,
Welwyn Garden City,
AL8 6DF
Start
8th September 2024
End
8th September 2024
Venue
Stanborough Park
Stanborough Road,
Welwyn Garden City,
AL8 6DF

Prerequisites

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

You must have one of the following qualifications:

1st4sport certificate in Coaching Triathlon.

If you are unsure if your qualification meets the pre requisite criteria please email [email protected].

Assessment Type

Practical, Workbook

Disclaimer

Course times are subject to change. 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.

Bookings must be made through the account of the individuals attending the training.

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

Book this course

Price per place £425

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