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ASA Swimming Coach

L2 - Competitive Swimming
  • Sport
    Coaching Swimming
  • Start Date
  • Closing date for applications
  • Tutors
    Michelle Jones,Elizabeth Janet Slack,ASA South West Region
  • Available Places
  • Price

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

Learners must hold an ASA Level 1 Award (QCF) in Coaching Swimming, Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Coaching) or equivalent. 

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 Swimming Coach



24,25,26,27,31 January & 1,2,3 February 2017


Tuesdays 9am-5pm all other days 1pm-9pm

**Please note that there is a late booking fee applicable to learners that book on after 10th January 2017 This will be included in the course price total**

Building on the knowledge and skills developed as an assistant coach the ASA 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 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.

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

  • Understand the responsibilities of a Swimming Coach
  • Understand the legal requirements of coaching swimming
  • Understand the impact of the Athlete Development Support Pathway in competitive swimming
  • Understand physical literacy in swimming
  • Understand the scientific principles of competitive swimming
  • Understand competitive swimming skills
  • Understand the types of training used to develop swimmers
  • Be able to plan for swimming coaching
  • Be able to coach swimming sessions
  • Be able to demonstrate effective management in training and competition
  • Be able to demonstrate communication skills within the swimming coaching environment
  • Be able to demonstrate motivational techniques
  • Be able to develop swimming skills and competitive swimming strokes
  • Be able to evaluate swimmer progress
  • Be able to reflect and evaluate on 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  Level 2 Certificate in another discipline
  5. To undertake the Level 3 Head Coach certificate in this discipline
Course Syllabus

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This course provides all units for the following qualification:

ASA Swimming Coach

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Filton Sports & Leisure Centre
Elm Park BS34 7PS
South West

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