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 from January through to March 2022

10th May at 6pm - FULL 19th May at 6pm - FULL
6th June at 6pm - FULL
15th June at 6pm - two spaces available click here to book
25th June - FULL 11th July at 6pm - FULL
18th July at 6pm - click here to book  20th July at 6pm - click here to book 
25th July at 6pm - click here to book 7th September at 6pm - click here to book
9th September at 6pm - click here to book 14th September at 6pm - click here to book
15th September at 6pm - 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. 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

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 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 workshop is: 

14th May 2022 at 2pm - FULL

13th June 2022 at 6pm - FULL

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. 

The next Regional Workshop will be held on:

24th May at 630pm - FULLY BOOKED

6th June at 630pm - FULLY BOOKED

27th June at 7pm - FULLY BOOKED

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 12th July at 630pm - click here to book

We will be limiting the number of places per club so that we can cover as many clubs as possible.

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. 

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. 

Next  Chairs Forum will be 9th March 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. 

The next Welfare Forum will be 27th April 2022 at 7pm click here to book your place

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

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.

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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