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Applications open for Swim England’s Coach 2028 Performance Coach Programme

Applications are now open for Swim England’s Coach 2028 Performance Coach Programme.

The 14-month programme is open to coaches of each of the aquatic disciplines and is a key learning opportunity on the coach development pathway.

Up to 18 places are available on the initiative, that is aimed at experienced coaches who are looking to transition their athletes onto World Class Programmes.

The vision of the scheme is to create a high quality ‘learning journey’ to accelerate and develop coaching skills to help you to become a more effective coach.

Throughout the 14 months, coaches will attend six workshops that will include both skills-based learning and technical content.

The successful applicants will also be provided with a bursary that will allow coaches to carry out specific learning opportunities that are linked to their own personal development plan.

Applications will close at midnight on Thursday 6 April 2023, with the exact dates of the programme then being sent to the successful coaches.

Creating an environment which our athletes can thrive

Swim England’s coach development manager, Jo John, said: “The Performance Coach Programme is an integral part of our coach development pathway.

“The programme provides the opportunity for coaches to develop their technical knowledge, skills and behaviours which they can then share across the coaching community.

“It will allow those involved to integrate Swim England talent’s coaching principles into their daily coaching methods so we can create an environment which our athletes can thrive in.

“This will help enable us to continue working towards a successful and sustainable talent development system within England and Great Britain, which we hope will ultimately lead to even more success on the national and international stages.”

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute £300 towards the programme and further details about the course, including how to apply, are available here.