LEVEL 2 OPEN WATER COACHING QUALIFICATION
TAKE YOUR PASSION FOR OPEN WATER TO THE NEXT LEVEL
For those who love open water and want to promote and share their passion by coaching swimmer in an open water environment. This open water coaching qualification will prepare learners for all aspects of open water, from planning, coaching and evaluating open water swimming sessions.
Once you have your qulaification you will be trained to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate open water swimming sessions in environments for which you have competence and experience in.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
At the moment we are running partly virtually, partly in-person. Two days of the course will be held virtually via zoom, and then a practical session will follow, where we can assess your coaching ability. These will be held at various locations around the UK.
The course will cover :
Safety and legislation required for coaching in the Open Water
Open Water Skills and equipment
The price of the course is £495, for the full course, manual and registration.
We are also including a individual phone call with Keri-anne, in-between the theory and practical session, to discuss the course portfolio and cover off any questions you may have.
WHAT DO I GET?
Leve 2 qualification
Regulated by Ofqual
Meets CIMSPA's employer-led coach professional standard
Recognised internationally, allowing you to take your open water coaching career around the world.
Exclusive to Straight-line Swimming courses :
Course led by Keri-anne Payne, double would champion, Olympic silver medalist in Open Water Swimming. Integral member of the panel of experts who created the course.
Access to Straight-line Swimming coaches community. This is a very active community of over 150 coaches in a closed facebook group.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
We would love to hear from you.
We have the following 2020 dates confirmed :
2nd & 3rd July : Virtual course*
16th & 17th July : Virtual course*
10th -12th September : Galway Bay Hotel, Galway
1st - 3rd October : London Fields / Queensbridge, London
* Get in touch to find out the latest practical dates.
None of these dates fit your schedule? Give us a shout and we discuss what's in the pipeline!
OPEN WATER COACHING
LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION
Be at least 18 years of age
Hold current membership of STA
Show evidence of open water swimming experience
Hold either a swimming teaching, coaching or triathlon coaching Level 2 qualification
Learners who do not hold a Level 2 qualifications must complete the STA open water swimming online up-skill programme.
DAY 1 : VIA ZOOM
8.30 - 16.30
We cover how to introduce swimmers to the Open Water environment, the role the role of the coach and how to coach versus teaching.
DAY 2 : VIA ZOOM
8.30 - 16.30
Open water venues and the legislation you need to be aware of as an open water coach. We also cover swim strokes and adapting them to the open water environment.
DAY 3 : IN-PERSON
Put everything you have learnt into practice by coaching your fellow course participants. Develop your coaching.
POST COURSE SUPPORT
Exclusive access to a closed Facebook group of Straight-Line Swimming Coaches enabling all coaches to share, ask and get support from the Straight-Line Swimming Community.