Teaching and Coaching Courses

Hertford SC needs swimming teachers and coaches. Club members & parents of swimmers please do consider coming poolside to share the rewarding experience of teaching your children to swim.

BEFORE booking a course, email swim21@hertfordsc.co.uk for more information.

Also speak to, or email the head coach on coach@hertfordsc.co.uk to arrange when you can help poolside to gain experience assisting teaching or coaching.

When finances permit  the Club will fund courses. This is subject to your commitment to teach or coach swimming for the Club. Email treasurer@hertfordsc.co.uk about this.

 

Please note a L1 teacher only needs to take half a L1 coaching course (ie the 4 technical units only) to qualify as a L1 coach and vice versa. The same applies to L2 teachers & L2 coaches taking L2 courses.


  • Courses at Stevenage Leisure Centre

Stevenage Leisure are running a number of teaching & Coaching courses. Some courses may attract a subsidy from Stevenage Leisure. Please confirm with the centre. More information here.

Contact swim 21 coordinator for more information.


  • Courses at John Warner Leisure Centre

John Warner Leisure Centre, Hoddesdon click here for information and course listing.


  • TRITONS

There is another local organisation TRITONS which runs ASA courses.


  • ASA

The Herts ASA website http://www.hertsasa.org.uk has links to IoS courses and regional contact for inquiries about courses organised by ASA East. Click on  ‘Development’ then ‘Courses’.


  • Institute of Swimming (IOS)

The IOS is the Training arm of the ASA. They organise nationally a wide range of vocational swimming-related courses including swimming teaching and coaching courses. Several local pools including Haileybury sometimes host IoS courses. Their Swimming Teacher Courses (AKA Teaching Aquatics) dates can be found here. You can then filter the calendar for month/year. Courses regularly come up in Essex (eg Braintree), Herts and North London (Barnet Copt Hall, Edmonton). 

 

Using Hertford SC’s swim 21 IoS credit voucher

The club has some IOS vouchers which can be used towards payment for courses RUN BY IOS. (If course listed refers to registration via IOS online, vouchers can usually be used whereas if course is booked directly via Leisure centre they generally can't (eg Stevenage). For more information about availability of vouchers and which courses can be booked, please contact Swim 21 Officer


Safeguarding Children & other Courses


  • Herts Sports Partnership Courses

HSP run the following seminars/workshops which may be of interest to teachers & Coaches :

scUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children (L1) 

Equity in your Coaching 

Coaching Disabled Swimmers

First aid 

 

HSP courses  here


  • Safeguarding Children Courses

It is recommended all swimming teachers & coaches attend ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ workshop and renew it every 3 years.

1. First time or renewals -Safeguarding Children workshops at Herts Sports Partnership (HSP)

Cost iro £35

 

Book your place online via:

http://www.sportinherts.org.uk/page/coaching/courses--workshops/course-list-3436/

 

2. For Renewals only: sc UK Online Safeguarding Renewal course 

For those who have already attended a ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ workshop (for Club or other organisation) which needs renewing there is an online ‘Safeguarding’ course run by scUK (Sports Coach UK) for renewals. This is the only online Safeguarding course accepted by the ASA. It can be done at home in your own time, takes iro 1.5 to 2 hours  and costs only £16 which you should reclaim from club treasurer. 

The link is: http://www.sportscoachuk.org/coaches/i-want-coach/elearning/renewal-safeguarding-and-protecting-children-sport

 

Everyone - Whether you renew online or are attending a tutor-led workshop in person please pay full workshop cost and reclaim from Club treasurer after completion.  Please email a copy of your certificate asap to swim21@hertfordsc.co.uk  as it’s needed for club records & our swim 21 file. Thanks.