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The Institute of Swimming and B Mindful are delighted to announce their partnership in launching an innovative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) webinar designed specifically for the aquatics community. The new CPD course, 'The Importance of Self-Care, and How to Support the Mental Health of Yourself and Others,' aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to identify early warning signs of stress, depression, and anxiety,
UK Coaching Week, an annual celebration of coaching excellence, is set to return from 5 to 11 June 2023. This year, the theme is "Duty to Care: The Foundation of Great Coaching." The week-long event will emphasise the crucial role of coaches in promoting a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all participants. UK Coaching recognises the significance of coaches having a comprehensive understanding of the six pillars underpinning
Eurovision madness is coming to the UK so it's time to bring out your dance routines and make your swimming lessons sing. Musical Floats If you can have music on the poolside then you can do this swimming version of musical statues. If not you can still play by calling out 'dance' and 'float'. You can have swimmers perform a star or mushroom float. The last swimmer to float is out. Swimming Duet Divide the swimmers into pairs and have them
The prestigious Swim England Senior Swimming Coach Programme has launched for 2023! Swim England has announced that applications for the prestigious Senior Swimming Coach programme are now open for the 2023 intake. This fantastic one-year programme is designed to equip experienced Swim England Swimming Coaches with the skills and knowledge to create and deliver individualised development programmes for aspiring athletes. The programme
Kelly, 30, from Derby, won the Institute of Swimming’s #whyiteachcompetition last year and made the most of her years' worth of free training. Here she shares her swimming teacher journey, and how she maximised her learning. Kelly says: “Swimming has always been my happy place, and I believe that swimming is in my blood. My daughter, who is just four, is exactly the same as me and is such a water baby. She’s already a confident swimmer
We've created some swimming lesson games for you to make a royal splash with leading up to The King's Coronation. Tea Party Set up everything the swimmers need for a tea party on the edge of the pool. Each swimmer gets a tray (float) to set for the tea party. They need to collect a teacup and saucer, a sandwich, and a scone (depending on what toys you have to mimic them) from the side of the pool and travel with it balancing on their