This qualification builds on the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in the Swim Ireland Level 1 Assistant Swimming Coach qualification. When achieved it ensures swimming coaches can effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of coaching lessons
You must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the course. Hold a valid Safeguarding certificate and have completed Swim Ireland vetting. You must hold a Swim Ireland Level 1 Assistant Swimming Coach qualification.
Dates and Times:
Tuesday 4th June 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 5th June 05:30 – 18:00
Thursday 6th June 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 7th June 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday 8th June 08:00 – 14:00
Sunday 9th June 10:00 – 14:00
Theory – UL Sport Arena Wet Poolside Class, Castletroy, Limerick
Practical – UL Sport Arena Pool, Castletroy, Limerick
Course Cost – €675
This is a Blended Learning programme which means that candidates’ complete part of the theory online. You will receive an email with details of how to login to our Swim Training and Education Platform (STEP) towards the end of February. You will have until a week before the first face to face date to successfully complete your online learning.
The Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Coach qualification is a practical qualification, which develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be a Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Coach and is made up of a series of learning outcomes and assessment criteria. Assessment is through the completion of a series of task classroom based and poolside.
Assessment is the responsibility of the Tutor and will cover the following:
Practical teaching through the use of observation, oral and/or written and recorded against a checklist of competence related to specific outcomes
Planning, preparation and other associated tasks
A selection of group work, presentations, group tasks, worksheets, games and pool work and other activities deemed appropriate by the assessor
You will be expected to complete the online learning before attending the face to face course days. You will need access to a computer/tablet and Internet access to complete your online learning.
Swim Ireland are hosting their first National Youth Conference on May 4th 2019 in Dublin (poster attached). The day will involve 2 Keynote speakers (to be announced), 2 workshops and a number of other interactive sessions. The day is built around Leadership, Resilience and the Voices of Young People.
We see this as an opportunity for our young people to gain skills in Public Speaking, Nutrition and Well Being; as well as interacting with their peers in a fun environment and hear from experienced speakers/athletes in these areas. The event has been limited to 100 young people 13+ as we really want to ensure to maximise their experience and learning.
The event is €10.00 and each participant will receive a t-shirt.
Due to the confusion surrounding this gala the updated list of entries has been posted below and on the events page.
The 2019 Irish Senior Schools Interpro takes place on Sunday 14 April in the NAC. Warm up is at 1.30pm with the start at 2.45 pm. Please assemble at the foyer in the NAC at 12.45pm where your gear will be waiting for you. You will receive a hat, T-shirt and skins. It would be appreciated if you could wear dark coloured track ends for the march on.
Team Managers: Nora Irwin, Suzanne Fitzgibbon
Coaches: Kevin Wilmott, Mick Mc Cormack
Congratulations to brothers Sean and Cian O’ Riordan who have been selected to represent Ireland at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow in April.
Sean will represent Ireland in the 100 and 400 metre Free, the 100 metre Back and the 100 metre Fly.
Cian will represent Ireland swimming the 50, 100 and 400 metre Free and the 100 metre Breaststroke.
Good luck from everyone at SWSC!