Coaching and Teaching Guidance for Clubs

It is vital for the future of our sport that participants are confident in the quality of activities offered by Swim England affiliated organisations.

It is also very important that clubs, administrators, coaches and teachers have the peace of mind that they are covered by appropriate insurance.

The following statements and guidance covers Swim England’s expectations of clubs in relation to the level of coaching and teaching in all disciplines in the club environment.

This is also the standard that is required by our insurers in relation to a club’s liability insurance.

George Wood Club Development Director said: “Swim England is committed to ensuring a high quality and safe experience for people taking part in the aquatic sports.

“We regularly receive enquiries as to the necessary qualification levels of coaches and teachers working in clubs. The following statements clarify our expectations in this matter.”

Coaching statement

For club coaching and training sessions, Swim England strongly recommends that there be at least one active Level 2 coach on poolside who is responsible for the activities taking place.

The club must ensure that a risk assessment is undertaken to determine the level of competency/qualifications required for those supervising the sessions.

More information regarding this can be found on the Swim Engand Website by clicking here

Posted by Swim England South West on March 20th 2018

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