Training

Education

Includes teaching aquatics and coaching in Diving, Open Water, Swimming, Synchronised 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.

Volunteer Training

All other training that is needed can be found listed on our Volunteer Training Calendar. 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.

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.


Time to Listen Training 

Swim England advises all Club, County and Regional Welfare Officers that the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)  Training entitled Time to Listen only needs to be attended once.  There is no requirement for any Welfare Officer to repeat this training every 3 years unless you wish to do so.    We recommend that you update your copy of Wavepower page 48 to reflect this change. If you have any queries please contact the Safeguarding Team on 01509 640270.

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.


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. 

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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