Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach - Blended Learning Whole Course

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an Assistant Swimming Coach. This course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a swimming coach in the delivery of a planned training session.

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.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who wants to take the first step to become a swimming coach or interested in supporting a coach in a club environment.

Course delivery format

  • Online learning - you will be given access to this on the start date listed below. This must be completed 72 hours prior to attending your first zoom session. The estimated time to complete this is 12-15 hrs.
  • 3 x Zoom webinars - During these sessions, the tutor will cover the remainder of your theory topics, a venue orientation and planning for your coaching sessions.
  • 1 or 2 x half day Practical assessment sessions at the pool – this will consist of a meet and greet, preparation, assisting at least two 1 hour sessions, evaluation and feedback. You will only need to attend one of the practical dates listed below. This will be selected with your course tutor on the first zoom session.
  • As part of your practical sessions you will have written assignments to complete prior to your feedback session.

    Course content

    The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, Zoom sessions and practical poolside learning. During your practical you will get the opportunity to coach swimmers who are at county standard and above, to gain hands on practical experience.

    You will learn about:

    • The role of the assistant coach
    • Importance of positive coaching behaviour
    • Physical literacy in swimming
    • Competitive swimming skills
    • Para swimming
    • Types of training used to develop swimmers
    • How to deliver pre-planned coaching sessions
    • How to carry out reflective practices of your coaching

    Course payment

    If you are eligible to receive the Swim England Member Offer please contact your regional Swim England office to access this. If you book onto the course and discover you are eligible for the offer we will be unable to provide you with a refund.

Location

Venue

Wyndley Leisure Centre

Address

Wyndley Leisure Centre, Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6EB

Region

West Midlands

Course Details

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

Further Details

Course Start Date
13th May 2022
Number of Places
10 Remaining (Total: 15)
Tutor Name
Spencer George
Closing Date
15th May 2022
Duration
Online learning
3 x zoom sessions
practical sessions
Training Format
Blended

Itinerary

Start
13th May 2022
End
17th May 2022
Venue
Online
Start
20th May 2022
End
20th May 2022
Venue
Online
Start
21st May 2022
End
21st May 2022
Venue
Online
Start
28th May 2022
End
28th May 2022
Venue
Online
Start
5th June 2022
End
5th June 2022
Venue
Wyndley Leisure Centre
Wyndley Leisure Centre, Clifton Road,
Sutton Coldfield,
B73 6EB
Start
12th June 2022
End
12th June 2022
Venue
Wyndley Leisure Centre
Wyndley Leisure Centre, Clifton Road,
Sutton Coldfield,
B73 6EB

Prerequisites

You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.

Assessment Type

Online Test, Practical, Workbook

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.

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 full qualification.

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Price per place £220

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