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

All Safeguarding workshops will be charged at a subsidised price of £10.00 per booking. 

To book into any of the below workshops please click the link next to the date where you will be transferred to the booking page. Please ensure you read all of the information and make payment, without this your booking will be removed from the system. 

Monday 8th January 2024 at 6pm FULL Thursday 18th January 2024 at 6pm FULL
Monday 22nd January 2024 at 6pm FULL Wednesday 24th January 2024 at 6pm FULL
Thursday1st February 2024 at 6pm Click here to book Friday 9th February 2024 at 6pm Click here to book
Monday 19th February 2024 at 6pm Click here to book Wednesday 28th February 2024 at 6pm Click here to book
Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 1pm Click here to book Monday 18th March 2024 at 6pm Click here to book
Wednesday 20th March 2024 at 6pm Click here to book Wednesday 27th March 2024 at 6pm Click here to book

Click here to read the course booking policy

Please note alternative dates via Swim England IOS can be booked if the regional dates are not suitable or are full.  Please  use the following link for these alternatives:

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.

Wednesday 17th January at 6pm - FULL

Thursday 8th Febrary at 6pm - FULL

Friday 23rd February at 6pm - click here to book

Monday 15th April at 6pm - click here to book

Tuesday 28th May 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 -

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. 

At the moment all of our workshops are full, please click here to complete the Expression of Interest and we will contact you when we release further workshop dates. 

  • Module 1 Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 7pm via Zoom - FULL
  • Module 1 Monday 5th February 2024 at 6.30pm via Zoom - click here to book
  • Module 1 Tuesday 20th February 2024 att 7pm via Zoom - click here to book
  • Module 1 Wednesday 28th february at 10.30am via Zoom - click here to book

For a module 2 workshop 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 

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. 

Regional Forums/Workshops

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.

The next Chair Forum is on Monday 4th December 2023 at 7pm. Click here to book.

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. 

The next Welfare officer forum is on Monday 6th November at 7pm via Zoom. Click here to book. 

We are also holding a Welfare Officer Development Day which will be held on Saturday 6th January 2024 at the Holiday Inn, Taunton. This day will compromise of the launch of Swim England Wavepower, the South West Safeguarding Plan along with an information sharing session. Presenters will include a lead from the Swim England Safeguarding Team. 

Click here to book or email Jackie Hilleard ( with any queries. Closing date to register attendance is 11th December 2023. 

Club Affiliation/SwimMark Workshop 

SwimMark and Club Affiliation Evidence Update Session 

6th September 2023 via zoom at 18.30pm .

To book on please use the following link:

Club and Pool Operator Relationship Webinar - this will be delivered by Andy Jack, Swim England Club and Operator Relationship Manager on Wednesday 22nd November, at 7pm via Zoom.

The webinar will include support to improve relationshops between clubs and operators, practical advice on developing partnerships and sharing opportunities and resources to maximise pooltime. Click here to book your place. 

Who should you contact?

For general training enquiries and Safeguarding workshop enquiries please contact the Regional Team on

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

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 who will be able to advise you of the opportunities available.

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