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 June and July

12th May at 6pm FULL 24th May at 6pm FULL
2nd June at 6pm FULL        

  6th July at 6pm                      10th July at 10am
  20th July at 6pm                     6th September at 6pm
  21st September at 6pm

Click here to complete the safeguarding booking form fully to book into one of the above sessions. 

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.

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. 

Sunday 23rd May at 2pm - FULL

Saturday 18th September at 2pm - FULL

Sunday 28th November at 930am - booking link

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 will be run on the last Tuesday of each month and will cover the below technical elements each month. 

Tuesday 23rd February 7pm-9pm - Working with Parents

Tuesday 30th March 7pm-9pm - Anaerobic Training Part 1

Tuesday 27th April 7pm-9pm - Anaerobic Training Part 2

Tuesday 25th May 7pm-9pm - Planning Periodising Psychological Training

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

TBC

Chair Information Sharing Seminar

This seminar covers the following topics: 

  • The Roles and Responsibilities a Club Chair 
  • Club Governance 
  • Club Responsibilities 
  • Dealing with Disputes 
  • Development  Planning 
  • Support Available

This will be held on Monday 1st March at 6pm. 

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. 

19th April 2021 at 7pm       12th July 2021

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.


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. 

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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