Return to Pool Webinars
Swim England has published comprehensive Returning to Pools Guidance which includes robust recommendations for operators, swimming teachers, casual swimmers, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity, and those attending swimming lessons.
So our members, swimming teachers, and partners are able to implement the guidance safely and effectively, the Institute of Swimming is providing free training. A series of three webinars were initially created and delivered with Swim England. These have now been packaged into the following five videos.
These videos cover
- an introduction to the Returning to Pools Guidance,
- additional support,
- teaching from poolside,
- effective communication and
- teaching in deep water.
From mid-July, the Institute of Swimming will have free e-learning available for members which will be added to the Members Online Learning Hub and include a downloadable certificate.
Returning to pools Guidance
This recording gives you an overview of the Returning to Pools Guidance, highlighting the key points that affect swimming lessons and teachers, it also goes over risk assessments. You can download the Swim England risk assessment template.
This part of our webinar recording will share ideas on how to teach swimmers who require additional support, utilise your swimming assistant, and how you can use a parent or carer to provide support in the water.
Teaching from poolside
This webinar recording covers the use of equipment, pool layouts, teaching positions and organisational methods. Swim England have also put together a video to help you use their sample pool layouts, this has been added the recording below.
Covid-19 is not a barrier to communication, but it may change the way we communicate and operate. This recording will cover what barriers do exist and how to overcome them, how to use demonstrations effectively, visual resources and effective positioning. Swim England have created some free visual resources to support you.
Teaching in deep water
To implement social distancing you may have to change your pool layout and teach in deep water. This recording will go through what safety, delivery, equipment, and communication adaptions you may need to make when teaching in deep water.
Access the video here: https://vimeo.com/436806905/a734657dec