This document for swim21 club Essential element 12 open water risk assessment template provides useful information for swimmers and coaches. Click to download.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign that runs from 1-7 June, led by Volunteering England, and celebrating the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the country.
This year the theme for the week is ‘Time to say Thank You’.
Thanks to amazing fundraisers and sponsors, English Federation of Disability Sport’s renowned programme “Disability Sport Events” has produced so many champions and future stars. EFDS have revealed a new fundraising pack to make it easier and quicker for you to raise much needed money. With your help EFDS can make a difference to more disabled people in sport.
During the open water swimming season, we will be keeping you informed of how we are catering for the increased popularity of our Club and sport.
Our first taster session of 2013 on 7 May went well with thanks to Gerry, Jan and Mark. We had 36 swimmers in the water including 13 tasters so it can be a little hectic!
This year our membership is likely to exceed 100. So we want to spread our volunteers’ workload whilst ensuring enough people are available to assist on Tuesday club nights, particularly when we are running taster sessions.
The course will run once a week on a Sunday over 5 weeks at BH Live’s Pelhams Park Leisure Centre, Kinson, Bournemouth.
The course is due to start on Sunday 14 April and currently has places available. The assessment will be on the last day, Sunday 12 May.
This course may be of interest to some of our club members, so please pass on details to anyone interested.
Cost: £200 including a copy of the latest edition pool lifeguard manual and the assessment fees.
We are pleased to announce that East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club has gained swim21 Club reaccreditation – the ASA’s ‘quality mark’. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members.
We would like to thank everyone whose efforts have contributed to this achievement at Foundation level – Swim21 and volunteer co-ordinators, Committee members, teachers, coaches, officials, swim leaders, safety crew and partners.
Friday 15 March 2013 from 12 to 3pm – Littledown Centre, Bournemouth
This Sport Coach UK practical workshop equips coaches with the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain participation beyond the first few ses-sions. Coaches will learn about new participants’ needs, including how to build their self-confidence. Ultimately, how people feel about those first few sessions will ensure they keep coming back again and again.
Open water swimming is becoming increasingly popular. And like any other aquatics discipline it needs officials to ensure events run smoothly. The growth in popularity of open water swimming has led to the alignment of the qualification steps for open water officials with those being used for pool officials to ensure parity. It created an Open Water Official Level 1 and an Open Water Official Level 2 qualification.
The first thing you need to do is choose a course you would like to go on. During 2013 there will be several courses available in different areas of the country.
Click here to download the list of current courses.
Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to further your skills, or new to coaching, take your passion for coaching further and attend a sports coach UK workshop. Remember Swim21 Clubs can offer assistance to coaches and teachers who commit to agreed levels of support in club sessions.
Find out why coaches rate sports coach UK workshops.
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