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Pool Emergency Responder course at Cedars Health Club, Richmond on 9 & 10 August

2 person CPR with a pocket mask on the
. Well done to you all and what a pleasure it was delivering this course for you. Beautiful venue, excellent facilities and very helpful staff, a big thank you to all of the team at Cedars Health Club.

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STA Certificate 30 July – 3 August in Tooting with Aneeka Shah

STA Certificate 30 July - 3 August in Tooting with Aneeka Shah

STA Certificate 30 July – 3 August

Success on the Level 2 Certificate in Tooting with Aneeka Shah. Well done Aneeka on your first course at Ernest Bevin and well done to all the candidates who worked hard and produced some of the best results ever recorded, as well as some fine teaching.
Good luck to all of you with your teaching!!

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Award in Swimming Teaching 24 – 27 July, at Ernest Bevin College

Award in Swimming Teaching 24 - 27 July, at Ernest Bevin CollegeSuccess for the 12 candidates who attended the Award in Swimming Teaching 24 – 27 July,
at Ernest Bevin College, Tooting
Well done to all of you!!

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STA Award in Swimming Teaching course at Sylvestrian Leisure Centre, nr. Walthamstow

Successful candidates on the August STA Award in Swimming Teaching course at Sylvestrian Leisure Centre, nr. Walthamstow. What a lovely bunch of candidates and what a beautiful and excellent venue. Thanks also to Shayne Bellas (Swimming Co-ordinator) and thanks to all of the staff at Sylvestrian for helping to make this course a success!!!

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Safety Award for Seriously Fun Swim School, Oxted, 31 March 2018

Thank you so much to all the Seriously Fun Swim School team in Oxted for making me so welcome and for being such a fantastic team to work with. This was one of the most pleasurable courses I have ever delivered. Congratulations to you all on gaining your Safety Award and hope to see you all again soon! All the very best of luck with your teaching.

Safety Award for Seriously Fun Swim School, Oxted, 31 March Tutor: Dave Perry. Organiser: STA Excel

Safety Award for Seriously Fun Swim School, Oxted, 31 March Tutor: Dave Perry. Organiser: STA Excel

Swimway Emergency First Aid CPD on 7th January 2018

  • Another highly enjoyable and successful Health & Safety CPD with the Swimway coaching team in Putney!

  • Adult, Child & Infant CPR…the Swimway team in action!

  • Grasieli Campos, Swimway coach, carefully looking, listening and feeling for breathing

  • Applying an elevation sling for a casualty with a bleed

Pool Emergency Responders Course with TotalFit November 2017

Spinal injury management techniques on the recent Pool Emergency Procedures course at the Strand, for Total Fit staff

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Inaugural Award in Swimming Teaching course at Alleyn’s School

Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching - Alleyn's School 25-28 July 2017
Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching - Alleyn's School 25-28 July 2017

Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching – Alleyn’s School 25-28 July 2017

Congratulations to all of you for achieving this qualification and thank you for your feedback. I hope to see all of you on your Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching course within the next few months or so and ideally within the year.

Please note that previous students receive a discount off your course fees if you book onto a Certificate course within 12 months of your Award. Next one at Alleyn’s School is 23-27 October. Well done once again, good luck with all your teaching and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or need any support.

If you’re looking for extra hours visit Aquatic Training Courses Partners’ Section to see just some of the organisations that Aquatic Training Courses works closely with. Hope to see you on another course in the future!!!

Learn To Swim Week

Last week I was interviewed on London Live TV regarding a recent survey by the STA which shows that a third of UK children are unable to swim

Did you know:

  • Almost 25% of children aged 0-16 in London can not currently swim
  • 1 in 5 parents say they don’t have time to teach them yet 9 out of 10 parents agree that swimming is a life skill and 8 in 10 parents wish they were better swimmers.

One of the reasons for this ‘Missed Generation’ of swimmers has been put down to budgetary restraints/costs and timetabling issues in schools but what can we do to provide every child in the UK the opportunity to learn to swim?

  • Enrol your child in swim lessons
    If your child is not currently having swimming lessons, enrol your child onto one of our courses by emailing denise@aquatictrainingcourses.com or calling +44 (0) 7752 268 846 to find out more about opportunities for your child to learn to swim over the holidays.
  • Enrol in adult swim lessons
    Many swim schools offer adult lessons – it’s never too late to learn, so get involved!
  • Educate your child on water safety
    Discuss water safety with your children so that they’re aware of the potential risks of being around water.
  • More Opportunities:
    Find out more by visiting www.sta.co.uk or #Lovewatersafely

Roaring Success of Level 2 Certificate – Alleyns’ School Dulwich

Congratulations to all the successful candidates on the recent Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching course at Alleyns’ School, Dulwich over Easter. This was the very first course that I have run at Alleyns’ School and it really was a great success and pleasure!

Thank you to the Pool Manager (Sean Brydges) and all his team for ensuring that this first course went smoothly, thanks to all the great candidates who made this course highly enjoyable to teach and thanks also to all the swimmers (and parents), without whom this course could not have run.

There were 16 Teachers on this course – the maximum permitted number – and they really were a great bunch. It was nice once again to have a real mix of cultures, characters, genders and ages with a varied swimming background, several of whom were top swimmers themselves.

Contributions were made by all candidates, including Jake White, who shared a very useful video of teaching butterfly for us all to watch in class. Many more swimming videos were watched and discussed, demonstrations were practiced in the sunshine on the playing fields, teams competed against in other in class giving presentations on all 4 strokes and countless lesson plans and skills analysis sheets were completed by the end of the week!!

Sadly, one candidate, Mick Fogarty, was unable to complete the course due to his wife sustaining a serious injury and having to undergo surgery. We were later all relieved and very pleased to hear that her surgery was a success and Mick’s wife is now recovering well. Hope to see you again on another course Mick, you were greatly missed.

On the poolside, teachers worked within their teams, taking turns in teaching and observing lessons. And as well as teaching/coaching young club swimmers, candidates also had the opportunity to teach other, with fellow teachers in the water practicing and “feeling” the various techniques being used.

All in all, it was the most successful and enjoyable launch of the Level 2 Certificate at a new venue and thank you once again to everyone who made this possible.

Good luck to all the successful Level 2 Certificate holders and continue the great work!!!