CPD Weekend 2020

Our development weekend is now a well established part of our sporting year. It is an opportunity to network and catch up with old friends and making new contacts as well as learning new skills or updating the ones you may already have. 

We are offering a variety of courses that will help the personal development of technical officials, club volunteers, team managers and coaches. The weekend also includes development opportunities for young volunteers and disabled athletes & supporters. 

To book onto any of the courses over the weekend use the forms below each day’s course schedule.

Saturday 29 February

Booking for all courses is now closed

Sunday 1 March 

Booking for all courses is now closed

With John Pope

This workshop is for those who have completed their timekeepers course, followed by Part 1 of Judge level 1 course. This should be followed up with sessions on the poolside including mentoring sessions so that you are feeling more competant. Part 2 confirms and enforces your understanding of your responsibilities including the rules of turns prior to your assessment.

With Pam Crofts

Team Managers are an essential part of the team structure, irrespective of the discipline, as they support participation at events. Generally Team Managers are responsible for ensuring that teams reach competitions safely and that during events, the athletes are cared for.                                                                                   

Module 2 – extended overnight stays
This is a 3 hour workshop which covers more complex subjects such as requesting international permits and safe travel abroad. It aims to equip you with the knowledge you may need to rely on to support the team in all situations during their trip or extended visit at home or in a foreign country.

Limited to 40 places

With John Pope

This workshop is for those who have completed Judge level 2 including the required number of poolside sessions following the satisfactory assessment.

Limited to 40 places.

With Jane O’Brien

This workshop is for those who have completed the Judge level 2 Part 1 course and have completed some poolside mentoring in the role. Part 2 confirms and enforces your understanding of your responsibilities and the rules pertaining to strokes prior to your assessment.

Limited to 20 places

With Paul Kendall

Limited to 20 places.

Cost £10 per candidate

With Janet/Steve/Carl

15:15 till 16:00

Motivational chat with Richard Chiassaro – (Richard Chiassaro is a British Paralympic athlete who competes mainly in category T54 sprint and middle distance events. Richard coaches in Essex) 

Includes:

  • 16:00 till 17:00 – Land Training for athletes 
  • 17:15 till 19:15 – Pool session for athletes and coaches

Limited 40 places

Cost £10 per candidate

This course is now full booked

With Shelly Robinson

Swim England deliver a Swim England/ UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop which support the recommendations made by the CPSU. This face-to-face course uses swimming specific examples throughout and refers to Wavepower throughout.

Limited to 20 places

With Pam Crofts

Team Managers are an essential part of the team structure, irrespective of the discipline, as they support participation at events. Generally Team Managers are responsible for ensuring that teams reach competitions safely and that during events, the athletes are cared for.                                                                                   

Module 2 – extended overnight stays
This is a 3 hour workshop which covers more complex subjects such as requesting international permits and safe travel abroad. It aims to equip you with the knowledge you may need to rely on to support the team in all situations during their trip or extended visit at home or in a foreign country.

Limited to 20 places

With Shelly Robinson

Swim England has linked up with the Child Protection in Sport Unit and has accredited Swim England tutors to deliver the Time to Listen training for Club Welfare Officers.

The Time to Listen training provides the opportunity to acquire key knowledge necessary for the role and responsibilities of a Welfare Officer, to adopt a child-focused approach to safeguarding and to learn about the action/s which should be taken should any incident occur. The course is face to face and attendance is mandatory for all Swim England Welfare Officers regardless of their experience or professional background in child safeguarding or protection.  The course only needs to be attended once.

Limited to 20 places

With Sheila Mackenzie

This is for qualified Judge level 2S – (Starters) As a starter you are qualified to referee galas including Licensed Level four galas on your own and with a qualified referee, licensed level three galas. This is an introduction to refereeing to help you through the process. It is also a great stepping stone towards becoming a qualified referee.

With Jonathan Pope

This workshop is for those who have completed their Judge Level 1 Course and have successfully passed their poolside assessment. This should be followed up with sessions on the poolside including mentoring sessions so that you are feeling more competent before attending the Part 2 Course.

Limited to 20 places.

With Jonathan Pope

This workshop is for those officials who have completed their Judge Level 2 course and have successfully passed their assessment.

Limited to 20 places.

Cost £25 per candidate

With Mike Parker

This course is provided by Swim England East Region. For more information and to book your please complete their booking form. Bookings for this courses must be confirmed by 21st February.

Limited to 25 places.

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