STA Level 2 Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching
Are you ready to get your open water coaching career started? We have courses running throughout the year, taking place either in our online classroom or in person at one of several locations across the UK.
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 equip 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 experienced in.
Our Locations and Dates
Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore
In Person Learning
This course is a full 3 Day In Person Learning Course
10th - 12th May 2024 - In Person
To take the Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaching Qualification, you must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age
Submit a brief summary of your open water swimming experience this can be either a completion certificate from an open water event, or the official timings, if you haven’t done an event then a witness statement from someone you regularly swim with would be ideal.
Hold either a Level 2 qualification in either swimming teaching, coaching or triathlon coaching
Learners who do not hold a Level 2 qualification must complete the open water swimming coaching online up-skill programme
Blended Learning: You will complete two full days of theory in our fun, interactive online classroom via the Zoom app this will be followed by a third and final day of learning in person with in water practical elements at your chosen practical location.
In Person Learning: You will complete three full days in person at your chosen location. Each day of the course will have in water practical elements.
Assessment: The course is tutor assessed throughout. To pass the course you are required participate in discussions and activities, complete and submit a short course portfolio consisting of 3x session plans and a site risk assessment and finally undertake a short multiple choice question paper via the Cirrus platform.
Courses typically start at 09:00am and finish at 5:30pm - this will be confirmed during booking. Your course tutor will ensure you have all the learning materials you need and provide support with getting set up with the digital multiple choice question paper platform.
Allow around 3-4 hours for completion of your coursework.