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.

Don’t forget to book your place onto our Nutrition and Drug Awareness seminar

12th February 2020 at 7pm for 7.30 start       Find more information here

Saturday 29 February 

Sunday 1 March 

Cost £5 per candidate

With tba

Limited to 20 places

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 Geoff Wood

This workshop has been designed for young people between 13 and 16 years of age, who wish to actively assist on poolside in any aquatic environment, e.g. clubs or learn to swim schemes. The workshop consists of three hours of theory and three hours of practical work. The practical section will take place back at your own club with your own coach.

Limited to 20 places

Cost £10 per candidate.

With Kevin Pickard and others tba

The day will begin with a networking breakfast followed by:

  • Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity workshop – no prior knowledge of mental health is required. This link provides useful information
  • Lunch
  • Coaching talk
  • Practical session
  • Q&A

With Sheila Mackenzie

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.

Cost £10 per candidate.

With Janet Warrington & Hayley Warrington

This workshop will equip you with the basic knowledge required to effectively engage, interact with, and teach autistic children within a swimming lesson. It is a three hour theory based seminar with activities and checks on learning. This CPD is for Swim England Level 1 or 2 swimming teachers. You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.

Limited to 20 places.

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.

With Pam Croft

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 1 – single day and local competitions
This 3 hour workshop covers the basics of Team Managing from what to expect at a competition to general theories such as supervision ratios and risk assessments. It aims to provide you with the knowledge to react to situations you may come across as a Team Manager.

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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