E Learning Swim England Assistant Swim Coach
Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching)
The Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching) course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding of the safe and ethical principles for effective coaching practices in swimming.
Prerequisites: You must be 16 years of age at the start of the course.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although we strongly recommend that you have a minimum of 6 months poolside experience working alongside a Coach (or have a Swimming Teacher qualification).
**Please note that this course will be delivered through a Blended Learning process.
This course will start online through interactive E-learning which you will complete in your own time. The estimated time to complete this is 12-15 hrs.
You will also be required to complete a mandatory Zoom session with the rest of your course cohort (to complete the remaining theory content) and from the comfort of your own home.
You will then complete your practical work, including session delivery and assessment pool-side, at a designated Swim Wales, Approved Centre/Club.
**Please note that all sessions must be attended and that the online learning will need to be completed 72 hrs. prior to the mandatory Zoom session, and practical assessments.
Mandatory Zoom Session, Saturday 17th June 10am - 4pm
Practical Assessment - details to be confirmed on the course
This course is for anyone who wants to take the first step to becoming a swimming coach or interested in supporting a coach in a club environment.
As an aspiring coach, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a more experienced Swim England Swimming Coach in the delivery of a pre-prepared training session.
The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least three training sessions, coaching swimmers at county standard and above, to gain hands on practical experience.
You will learn about:
The role of the assistant coach
Importance of positive coaching behaviour
Physical literacy in swimming
Competitive swimming skills
Types of training used to develop swimmers
How to deliver pre-planned coaching sessions
How to carry out reflective practices of your coaching