Swimming Australia Advanced Coaching Course

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Fees: $1,186.36

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Pre-Requisite for enrolment – candidates wishing to enrol in this course must have held Development Accreditation (previously Bronze) for a minimum period of 12 months.

The Swimming Australia Advanced Coaching Course (formerly Silver) builds on your knowledge and skills learned since completing the Development Coaching Course (formerly Bronze).

The Swimming Australia Advanced Coaching Course focuses on continuous improvement in coaching skill, education and promotion of participation in competitive swimming at club, regional and state competitions.

Successful Advanced Coaches help swimmers work towards achieving their full potential. They bring out ability by identifying needs and planning and implementing suitable training programs based on individual swimmer needs, sequenced development opportunities and support systems that develop the individual swimmers physical and psychological fitness and maximises their performance.

Advanced Coaches have an in-depth understanding of the skills, tactics and strategies required and focus on skill development and decision making in a competitive environment. They help their swimmers develop a wider sense of sporting ethics, and nurture a love of competition while still encouraging a life long love of the sport.

For many of the units in this course you will be expected to complete four key tasks:

  1. Complete the theory via various eLearning activities and on-line assessment tasks;
  2. Depending on the unit, there will also be a face to face workshop you will need to attend (typically conducted at a state or national coaching conference);
  3. Depending on the unit, you will need complete professional practice hours; and
  4. Depending on the unit, you will need to complete a practical assessment of your coaching skills.

To be granted a Swimming Australia Advanced Course Statement of Attainment all 6 core units must be completed, plus 1 additional elective unit, plus the Practical Coaching Hours under a Mentor unit.

CORE UNITS

You will be required to complete the following units as part of the Advanced Course.

Effective Communication

The primary aim of the module is to provide Advanced Coaches with an understanding of critical communication skills and strategies to enhance their working relationships. It includes gaining an understanding of different communication styles, types and strategies, as well as dealing with the media and conflict solutions.

Sports Science Foundations

The primary aim of the module is to provide Advanced Coaches with a grounding in the sport science knowledge required to design and implement successful Advanced swimming programs. It includes Skill Acquisition, Anatomy and Biomechanics, Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Psychology, Illness and Injury prevention.

Swimmer Characteristics and Development

This unit provides you with the information required to understand the different stages of growth and development and the implications for Advanced Coaching program design and implementation.

Stroke Theory, Technique and Biomechanics

In this module we will explore the fundamental biomechanics principles and how they apply to swimming; how to analyse and improve stroke technique in advanced swimmers; Competition analysis terminology; How to implement biomechanics in the daily training environments; and how to incorporate biomechanics into the weekly training plan to facilitate skill learning.

This unit includes a face to face workshops component. The elearning for this module must be completed prior to attendance at the workshop.

Planning for Success

The primary aim of this module is to provide Advanced Coaches with the planning skills and knowledge to design a program for each individual within the squad or team. It includes goal setting, needs analysis, program components and sequencing, resourcing and information systems.

This unit includes a face to face workshops component. The elearning for this module must be completed prior to attendance at the workshop.

Talent ID and Development

The primary aim of the module is to provide information coaches need to identify and develop potential swimmers to perform at elite competition level. It includes talent identification, talent development and evaluating the effectiveness of talent identification and development program.

This unit includes a face to face workshops component. The elearning for this module must be completed prior to attendance at the workshop.

ELECTIVE UNITS

 You have a choice of 1 of the following units.

Swimmer Welfare

Swimmer Welfare focuses on developing the coach’s understanding of how to assist swimmers to comply with policies and regulations regarding anti-doping, sports betting, integrity and ethics as well as dealing with personal expectations, success and failure at higher levels of performance.

Performance Coaching Principles

Effective coaches are great teachers of both the technical and performance aspects of sport as well as the life skills needed to perform and succeed at any level of competition.

The primary aim of the unit is to provide coaches with a grounding in the principles of sports pedagogy, including the coaching process, teaching methods, designing positive learning environments and long-term coach development. Coaches will develop their own coaching philosophy and understand how to apply sports coaching principles to highly talented or elite swimmers.

Coaching in a Performance Environment

The primary aim of the module is to provide coaches with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a performance coach, appreciation of the bigger picture and context in which they operate, strategies for managing the demands of coaching, customer service principles, supervising and developing other coaches and gaining support to improve their own performance.

This unit includes a face to face workshops component. The elearning for this module must be completed prior to attendance at the workshop.

Coaching as a Collaborative Team

A coach needs to work with a diverse range of people often within a group or team structure and manage several relationships and that have an influence on their performance as a coach, and of the swimmer they are coaching. This unit aims to provide coaches with the techniques, information and resources to bring a collaborative approach to these relationships.

Instructing Others

Instructing others focuses on how to design, develop and facilitate learning activities for athletes, other coaches and colleagues. In this unit coaches will learn how to apply the theory and principles of learning enabling them to conduct workshops and courses related to swimmer and coach development.

This unit includes a face to face workshops component. The elearning for this module must be completed prior to attendance at the workshop.

You can purchase this course and enrol instantly adding it to your cart. Please ensure you select your additional 1 elective module from the list below.

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ELECTIVE - Coaching as a collaborative team
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ELECTIVE - Coaching in a performance environment
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ELECTIVE - Instructing Others
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ELECTIVE - Performance Coaching Principles
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