STA Level 2 Award Open Water Coaching Qualification
Loch Insh, Scottish Highlands | Capernwary Dive Site, Lancashire | Sandbanks Beach, Poole
| Online Classroom with an in person Practical Day |
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Open Water is the fastest growing swimming activity within the UK and many more people are taking part in open water swimming events. As an open water swimming coach, you will be responsible for planning, coaching, and evaluating swimmers in a session in an open water environment.
This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, skills and techniques needed for providing open water swimming sessions. You will be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a session effectively.
You will be able to coach a range of swimming abilities from novice open water swimmers through to those who are training for a specific open water event. As an open water coach, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of your swimmers in the open water environment as well ensuring the equipment used is safe and fit for purpose.
You will be qualified to coach sessions in an open water environment in which you are competent and experienced in. You will not be able to coach swimmers for an event in which you are not experience in.
There are two full theory days for this course with your final day 3 being a full in water practical day. On your final practical day one of your coaching sessions will be your ‘assessed’ element to formpart of your competence. You are required to complete a course portfolio and participate in discussions and activities as part of your qualification. This will include completing a full site risk assessment, three session plans for different types of swimmers!
Allow around 3-4 hours for completion of your coursework.