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ASA Synchronised Swimming Coach **BLENDED LEARNING**

Coach - Synchronised Swimming
  • Sport
    Synchro Swimming
  • Start Date
  • Closing date for applications
  • Tutors
    Jennifer Gray
  • Available Places
  • Price

You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

In order to attend this course, learners must hold either the:

  • ASA Synchronised Swimming Assistant (Coaching)
  •  ASA Level 1 Synchronised Swimming Assistant (Coaching)
  • ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Synchronised Swimming or an equivalent ASA qualification certificated after 1994

Additional Important Information:

Learners will be required to provide formal identification and present this to the Course Tutor on the first day of the course. This should be photographc ID where possible, the following list details accepted forms of ID:

  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • ID card or other form of national ID
  • National Insurance Card
  • Photographic security pass for current place of employment
  • Armed Forces service ID
  • Re-enrolment of known student (record as ‘returning student’)
  • Exam certificate
  • Birth certificate (and corresponding marriage certificate if applicable)

We will also require learners to complete some documents and hand these to the tutor on or before the first day of the course, such as Emergency Contact Forms and Duty of Care forms (where applicable). These will be included in your final confirmation letter which we send to you approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date.


ASA Synchronised Swimming Coach - ASA Synchronised Swimming Coach


This course follows a blended learning approach where you will undertake the core units of the qualification via e-Learning. You will be granted access to the e-Learning core units workspace, hosted by our partner system PebblePad - an industry leading e-Portfolio system, from 13th July 2017 or before. All learners will recieve further instruction on 13th July 2017 on how to access and begin completing their e-Learning assessments.

You will be given until 17th August 2017 to complete your e-learning (this includes any referrals). We recommend you complete the e-learning for 1 week prior to the face to face units, allowing one week for any referrals to be looked at, further instructions will follow prior to gaining access to the e-learning.

Please read carefully  through the other details on the page so you know what this course entails.

Course face to face dates; 

24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th August 2017

Course Times: Training Camp: long days will be involved


****Residential Option below*****

If you wish to take advantage of the residential option- FULL BOARD (recommended as the days will be early starts and some late finishes due to camp structure) you will need to contact Jenny Gray. The cost for accommodation will be £220 & cheques should be made payable to 'Cobham Synchro' and need to be sent to Jenny Gray at 48 New Road, Marlow Bottom, Bucks, SL7 3NW. For more details about the accommodation, please contact Jenny by email on jennysynchro@gmail.comor by text on 07775 616340

**Please note that there is a late booking fee applicable to learners that book on after 02.07.17 This will be included in the course price total.**

Building on the knowledge and skills developed as an ASA Synchronised Swimming Assistant (Coaching) the ASA Synchronised Swimming Coach course focuses on the planning, delivery and evaluation of coaching sessions.
The certificate aims to provide and equip you, with the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to effectively plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate synchronised swimming coaching sessions
This certificate is endorsed by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). All Coaching Certificates are awarded electronically, via an ecertificate and through a third party organisation; who are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and are accredited to both ISO 9001 (Quality Standard) and ISO 27001 (Information Security). If you require a hard copy of your certificate you can apply for this following receipt of your ecertificate.

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning uses a combination of delivery methods to help you through your course: a arrangement of both e-Learning for theory work and face-to-face delivery for 2 days for the opportunity to undertake practical activities. You need to have completed all of your e-Learning prior to attending the face to face days. For further information on Blended Learning and FAQs etc please read through our detailed Webfolio by clicking here.  Not sure if Blended is for you?  Take a look here and try before you buy!

By registering onto this course you are agreeing to undertake elements of the course prior to the face to face days. The guided learning hours for the online learning and completion of assessments are approximately 18 hours.

Why pick a Blended Learning approach to complete this certificate?

  • Flexible learning to meets the needs of you as a learner
  • Industry leading eportfolio system that encourages reflective practice for lifelong learning
  • Green – environmentally friendly!
  • Your time, your pace, your environment
  • Interactive communities for you to talk, network and share best practice with your peers
  • A real ‘live’, dedicated assessor allocated to your learning

On successful completion of this certificate you should be able to:

  • Understand the legal requirements of coaching Synchronised Swimming
  • Know the responsibilities of a Synchronised Swimming Coach
  • Know about the role of the Synchronised Swimming Coach in promoting Synchronised Swimming
  • Understand the purpose of a coaching philosophy in synchronised swimming
  • Understand the scientific principles in synchronised swimming
  • Understand the training requirements for synchronised swimming
  • Know about nutrition and hydration for a synchronised swimmer
  • Understand how to develop flexibility in synchronised swimmers
  • Know the skills in figures and routines needed in synchronised swimming
  • Be able to plan for Synchronised Swimming coaching
  • Be able to Coach Synchronised Swimming sessions
  • Be able to demonstrate session management skills
  • Be able to demonstrate communication skills within the Synchronised Swimming coaching environment
  • Be able to use a variety of appropriate coaching methods to meet swimmer needs in a synchronised swimming session
  • Be able to demonstrate motivational techniques
  • Understand swimmer assessment
  • Be able to assess swimmers
  • Be able to support Synchronised Swimming Assistants
  • Be able to evaluate own performance 
  • Be able to plan for professional development

The certificate is assessed through a variety of methods and activities in the form of observation, written evidence and/or verbal discussion.  Your tutor will help you to understand the different sorts of evidence that are acceptable and appropriate, and what the methods of assessment to be used will be. Practical assessments will be conducted through observation in your natural working environment.

Recommended Reading

For the recommended reading list for this, please visit Wavepower 20106-19: The ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

Further study
If you are successful in obtaining this certificate, you are eligible to seek coaching roles through employment or volunteering opportunities. You should look to develop your learning and knowledge of this discipline by working with other, more senior qualified, experienced, licensed coaches.
Your personal development options include
  1. To undertake some of the professional development seminars offered by the IoS
  2. To undertake a Level 1 Award in another sport
  3. To undertake an ASA  Level 1 Award in another discipline
  4. To undertake an ASA  Certificate in another discipline
Course Syllabus

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This course provides all units for the following qualification:

ASA Synchronised Swimming Coach

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