Training

Education

Includes teaching aquatics and coaching in Diving, Open Water, Swimming, Artistic Swimming and Water Polo. More information about these courses can be found on the IOS Website, also available on the IOS website is a full list of CPDs available in your area. 

Volunteer Training

We have a range of Volunteer Training which is crucial for any role within a club. This training includes Safeguarding, Time to Listen and Team Manager Training. Also for some roles there is a requirement for a DBS check. To view who needs safeguarding or DBS in a club environment, please view page 45 on WavePower Section 2.

Safeguarding Training

As a commitment to our volunteers the Region are running a number of online Safeguarding Courses throughout 2022

7th September at 6pm -FULL 9th September at 6pm - FULL
14th September at 6pm - FULL 15th September at 6pm - FULL

To book any further Safeguarding dates after 15th of September we will require the following booking form to be completed. To access the booking form please click here (please note this is a word document so may not work on certain devices) 

3rd October at 6pm - FULL 17th October at 6pm - FULL
19th October at 6pm 4th November at 6pm
7th November at 6pm 16th November at 6pm
21st November at 6pm

Click here to read the course booking policy before completing and returning your booking form. 

Please note that non-attendance at a workshop you are booked on will result in a £25 fee which must be paid before we will book you into an alternative workshop. You must cancel your booking 3 full working days before to prevent being charged. 

Time to Listen Training

Time to listen training is for any member who is going to become the club Welfare Officer, to attend this you must have first completed approved safeguarding training. Time to Listen training doesn't need to be renewed. 

We ask that you follow the booking link beside each date to book onto that particular session, each session is limited to 12 attendees.

Our next workshops are: 

  • 12th September 2022 at 6pm - FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th November 2022 at 6pm click here to book

If the link does not work this would mean that the session is full, if this is the case please email the Regional Office - swimsouthwest@swimming.org - and we will be able to add you onto the expression of interest form.

Please click here to read the Regional Time to Listen Booking Policy. 

Team Manager Training 

The Team Manager 1 Course is aimed at those who are starting out on their volunteering journey and focuses on single day competitions or camps where there is no overnight stay. It covers all aquatic disciplines and will be delivered via a two-hour webinar hosted on Zoom. 

Team Manager Module 2 Course is aimed that those who have completed Module 1 and are looking to support their clubs at events that require an overnight stay or travelling away. 

Candidates must:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Have attended a Team Manager 1 workshop  ( this must be attributed on the Clubs OMS system)  
  • Have an up-to-date DBS disclosure and approved in date safeguarding training  (this must be attributed on the Clubs OMS system )
  • Be a member of Swim England 

The next Module 2 workshop will be held on: 

Tuesday 27th September at 630pm - FULL

When booking you are reminded that you must have Swim England Membership and please input your own membership number, we have had cases of individuals using their child's numbers, we will be checking all memberships and if you have not put in your own membership number you will be removed from the workshop. 

If the above workshops are full please email swimsouthwest@swimming.org to be added to an expression of interest list. 

Regional Forums

As a Region we are providing as many opportunities to communicate and discuss how things are progressing.

Regional Chair Forum - This forum is for any club Chair to attend to share ideas and discuss any club topics.

Next  Chairs Forum will be 7th September 2022 at 7pm via Zoom click here to book your place

Welfare Officers Forum - this forum is for any club Welfare Officer to attend. We aim to keep Welfare Officers up to date with any changes they need to be aware of and discuss any areas that they feel they may need some suppport with. 

Club Treasurers Forum - will be on 12th October at 7pm via Zoom. Click here to book your place

Club Secretary/Membership Secretary Forum - will be on 19th October at 7pm via Zoom. Click here to book your place.

To book into any of these forums please email swimsouthwest@swimming.org with your name and club and we will book you in. 

Who should you contact?

For general training enquiries and Safeguarding workshop enquiries please contact the Regional Team on swimsouthwest@swimming.org

For enquires regarding Teaching and Coaching contact Stacey Millett.

For enquiries regarding the Regional Young Volunteer Programme please contact Jackie Hilleard.

Judge 1 - New Process

Click here for a brief overview of the new process.

Click here to register your space for the J1 online.

Click here to register your space for the J1 online without Timekeeper.

All questions relating to the Judge One training should be directed to the Regional Officials Training and Development Co-ordinator on beardfamilyuk@icloud.com

Team Manager Development Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for Team Managers who are interested in developing their career beyond their club involvement. 

Team Manager Role

Attendance at events such as…

County Development Pathway

Training Camps

County Team Manager

Inter-County Championships

Regional Development Pathway

Training Camps

Regional Team Manager

Overseas Camps

National Team Manager

Phase 1 & 2 Camps, Overseas Camps

If you are interested in developing further as a Team Manager within your County, the South West Region or nationally please email Stacey.millett@swimming.org who will be able to advise you of the opportunities available.

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