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.

Please click here to view current course availability. (Please note all activity has currently been suspended due to COVID - 19)

To view who needs safeguarding or DBS in a club environment, please view page 45 on WavePower Section 2.

Volunteer Training

All other training that is needed can be found listed on our Volunteer Training Calendar (Please note all activity has currently been suspended due to COVID - 19).The ASA website has a useful and informative hub for volunteers which provides more information on what volunteering is and what training there is - ASA Volunteering Hub.  Club Training is organised by external groups which the ASA gives some helpful advice advice on - External Organisations Offering Training on Business

Safeguarding Training

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

1st September at 6pm FULL 6th September at 6pm FULL
16th September at 6pm FULL  21st September at 6pm FULL
30th September at 6pm FULL 2nd October at 10am click here to book
14th October at 6pm click here to book 25th October at 6pm click here to book
28th October at 6pm click here to book 4th November at 6pm click here to book
8th November at 6pm click here to book 11th November at 6pm click here to book
22nd November at 6pm click here to book 27th November at 10am click here to book

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 charge which must be paid before we will book you into an alternative workshop. 

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

As you are aware up to now Swim England  as other sports had understood TTL needed to be re-attended on a 3 yearly basis. This is not the case and will hopefully make it easier for our Welfare Officers.

We have the following Time to Listen sessions booked for 2021. The process to book on these is slightly different to the Safeguarding sessions.

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

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. 

Saturday 18th September at 2pm - FULL

Sunday 28th November at 930am - FULL

Wednesday 1st December at 6pm - FULL

Monday 6th December at 6pm - FULL

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. 

The next Regional Workshop will be held on:

28th September at 7pm - now fully booked. 

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 going during this uncertain period.

Regional Coach Forum - Aimed at all coaches in the Region in any discipline. These are currently on hold. 

Regional Chair Forum - This forum is for any club Chair to attend and discuss any problems or share any experiences. 

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. 

11th October at 7pm - click here to make a booking

Volunteer Coordinators Forum - this is for any club Volunteer Coordinator to attend to share experiences and discuss and area related to the role. 

6th September at 7pm (via Zoom) - click here to make a booking

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 enquires regarding Safeguarding, Teaching and Coaching contact Stacey Millett.

For enquiries regarding Team Manager Courses, Young Volunteer Programmes and Official courses please contact your own County - List of Clubs.

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



Dry Land Training for Club Swimmers

To develop an athletic swimmer requires more than training in the swimming pool. Although exercise in water has a certain amount of resistance against the pressure of the water, it is not nearly as great as can be achieved with exercising on land. Mobility, stability and learning the correct way to perform fundamental movement patterns is an essential part of swim training at an early age. It is also key to injury prevention and body conditioning. To increase the strength of the body it is therefore necessary to have a land training regime which initially should include the fundamentals of movement and body weight exercises.

Swim England have produced a handy document which helps guide clubs in terms of Dry Land training for club swimmers. Click here to view some Frequently Asked Questions around this interesting topic. 


Team Manager Development Opportunities

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

Our next Team Manager workshop is due to be held on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 630pm. Please use the below link to book into this workshop (max numbers of 28 and the link will not work once this limit is reached). If you have any problems with the link please email swimsouthwest@swimming.org 

Booking form 

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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