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FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 3 Morning Session

David Davies took five seconds off the 800m Freestyle British record as the British Gas swimming team secured one final and three semi-final places after strong performances through the heat session. Davies took to heat four alongside Italian Federico Colbertaldo and Robert Hurley (Australia) and was looking to post a quick time to reach the final next day.

The Olympic silver medallist dominated the first half of his race but as the race entered the final 400m Colbertaldo began to close in on the British Gas swimmer. Davies showed his strength in the final 100m as he touched in a time of 7:45.89 to knock five seconds off his own British record time and qualified in fourth place for the final.

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ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics Units 1 to 6 - Burnham Jul/Aug 09

Thursday 30 July 3009 to Friday 7 August 2009, and Friday 21 and Saturday 22 August 2009

Venue: Burnham on Sea Swim & Sports Academy, Berrow Road, Burnham on Sea, Somerset TA8 2ET
Tutor: Mark Beasley
Cost: £650

This is a final call for candidates (otherwise the course may be cancelled). If you are interested in teaching within a learn to swim environment utilising the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming, then this certificate is suitable for you. Achievement of this certificate will qualify you to operate as a teacher. It will provide you with the generic "how to teach / coach" skills common to all disciplines together with a specific focus on Teaching Aquatics, covering a range of technical knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of consecutive sessions within the context of a self prepared scheme of work.

Please visit www.britishswimming.org for an application form and further information or contact Customer Services on 0871 200 0928

A bursary through the region may be available towards course costs – contact your Club Swim 21 Co-ordinator.

ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics - Clayesmore Aug 09

Commences 3 Aug 09 - Clayesmore School Sports Centre, Iwerne Minister, Dorset, DT11 8LL

Units 1 to 6
Tutor: Cherry Jarvis

There are still places available, especially to those who have just done their Level 1 or have expressed an interest in doing their Level 2.
A bursary through the region may be available towards course costs – contact your Club Swim 21 Co-ordinator.

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ASA/UkCC Level 2 Teaching Aquatics Units 1 to 6 - Aug 09

3 to 7 & 9 to 12 August 2009 (from 9am to 6pm each day) - Ferndown Leisure Centre, Cherry Grove, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EZ
Tutor: Joy Retter
Cost: £650

Please note that Unit 6 is off course and will be vocationally assessed in your work place at your club or swim school. If you do not have a work place then a placement can be arranged for you. Assessment is over 6 sessions with the same children. The course fee paid includes Unit 6.

You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the course. You must also have at least one of the following:

  • ASA Level 1 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics
  • ASA Level 1 Certificate for Teaching Swimming post 2002
  • ASA Assistant Teacher Certificate (Swimming) post Sept 1994
  • STA (Swimming Teachers Association) Certificate post Sept 1994
  • Gained exemption prior to enrolment from the ASA

A bursary through the region may be available towards course costs – contact your Club Swim 21 Co-ordinator.

All questions are to be directed to Becky Forshaw at Ferndown beckyforshaw@dcleisure.co.uk. Click to download poster and registration form

Water Polo Referee and Table Officials Course - 6/7 June 09

Saturday, 6 June 2009 (Noon to 6pm) and Sunday, 7 June 2009 (11am to 4pm) - Bristol University, Clifton, Bristol

At the 2 day course organised by ASA South West Region, you will be able to take your exam on the Sunday to gain a referee or table officials ASA qualification. The course tutor is International Water Polo Referee, Andy Allen.

The cost of the course is £20.00, which will include the ASA cost of the exam. You will need to have a copy of the FINA rules of water polo which Mike Coles can supply in PDF form. Please fill in the application form if you wish to attend, and return it to Mike before 31 May 2009.

Mike G. Coles, ASA SWR Water Polo Development Co-ordinator, 22 Chantry Drive, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 7PP
01934 511456 or 07789 767269
mgcoles@BTinternet.com

UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Coaching Waterpolo (Units 4-6 only) - Aug 09

Sun 2 to Fri 7 August 2009 - Millfield School, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD (in conjunction with the National Academy)
Arrive 11.30am 2 Aug; full days for remainder of the course (early starts and late finishes!)

Tutor Pippa Jones
Cost: £325 including resources and assessment plus accommodation and full board (£250 for 5 nights) please contact: norman.leighton@swimming.org for details.

Together with units 1-3, this course will lead to the above qualification and will allow candidates to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of 6 consecutive sessions within a macro cycle. A copy of the syllabus can be found on www.britishswimming.org under teachers and coaches. Candidates must be 17yrs or over and must have completed units 1-3 for the above course.

All education enquiries to nikki.baker@swimming.org or jenny.baxter@swimming.org and to norman.leighton@swimming.org for accommodation / camp details.

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UKCC Level 1 Certificate for Coaching Water Polo Aug 09

Mon 3 to Fri 7 Aug 2009 (arrive Sun 11.30am) - Millfield School, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD (in conjunction with the National Academy)

Full days (early starts and late finishes!). Candidates will assist on the National Academy.

Tutor Sarah Dunsbee
Cost: £370 including resources and assessment plus accommodation and full board (£250 for 5 nights) please contact: norman.leighton@swimming.org for details.

This course will lead to the above qualification and will allow candidates to actively support a more qualified coach in the delivery of a pre prepared session. A copy of the syllabus can be found on www.britishswimming.org under teachers and coaches.Candidates must be 16yrs or over at the start of the course. An application form can be downloaded from www.britishswimming.org under Teachers&coaches, Find a course.

All education enquiries to nikki.baker@swimming.org or jenny.baxter@swimming.org and to norman.leighton@swimming.org for accommodation / camp details.

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asa/UKCC Coaching Course Level 2 - Mar / Apr 09 Yate LC

Due to someone dropping out there is one space available on the course organised by Southwold Swimming Club which starts on 21 March 2009 and is based at Yate Leisure Centre. The cost for the course which covers all 6 units is £470.

Please contact Keith Smith on 0117 9095822 or 07747 617204 for further details. Download flyer.

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ASA/UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics - Mar / Apr 09 Applemore

Sat 14 Mar, Sun 15 Mar, Sat 21 March, Sat 28 Mar and Sat 4 Apr 09 - Applemore Health and Leisure, Applemore (of possible interest to clubs in east of our Region eg Bournemouth, Christchurch area)

To support a more qualified teacher in the delivery of a pre-planned session, under supervision

Entry requirements 16 years old minimum, no prior certificate required

Tutor: Cherry Jarvis

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IOS offers more than two thirds off selected Education Courses

The Institute of Swimming (IoS) is offering a refund of £445 on registration fees on selected IoS Level 2 UK Coaching Certificate courses in March.

This is more than two thirds off the original course price of £650, leaving teachers and coaches to ultimately pay just £205 for administration fees.

The discount has been made possible thanks to a grant of £80,000 from Sport England to allow the ASA to offer Coaching / Teaching bursaries. The ASA has also been given an investment of £16k for tutor training.

ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics Units 1,2,3,4,5,6

1,2,3,9,0.22,23,24,29,30 March & 19,20,21, 27,28 April & 5 May 2009 - The Health Hydro Milton Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5JA
Tutor - Mel Sweetman

Final call for candidates (otherwise it may be cancelled) if you are interested in teaching within a learn to swim environment utilising the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming - this certificate is suitable for you. Achievement of this certificate will qualify you to operate as a teacher. It will provide you with the generic “how to teach/coach” skills common to all disciplines together with a specific focus on Teaching Aquatics, covering a range of technical knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of consecutive sessions within the context of a self prepared scheme of work.

Cost £650 - Funding Opportunities available, for swim 21 clubs via the regional head office - Grant Aid 25%