Swimming Australia Performance Coaching Course

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Fees: $1,636.36

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Pre-Requisite for enrolment – candidates wishing to enrol in this course must have held Advanced Accreditation (previously Silver) for a minimum period of 24 months.

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

The Performance Coaching Course prepares you for coaching swimmers who are progressing to elite levels of performance such as national and international championships. This course focuses on more advanced understanding and application of sport science and coaching theory and practice as well as developing your skills as a leader within 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.

A key part of your ongoing development as a coach and a requirement of obtaining your Performance Accreditation, on completion of your Performance Course, you will be required to complete 400 hours under supervision by a Swimming Australia certified coaching mentor over a minimum period of 12 months. Assistance with arrangements for mentoring can be organised through the national Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association coordinator.

To be granted a Swimming Australia Performance Course Statement of Attainment all 5 core units must be completed, plus 2 additional elective units (not already completed as part of the Advanced Course), plus the Practical Coaching Hours under a Mentor unit.

CORE UNITS

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

Scientific Principles of Elite Swimming Performance

The primary aim of the module is to provide Performance Coaches with an understanding of the factors that influence development of elite technical and tactical skills in swimming.

High Performance Program Management

The aim of this unit is to provide Performance Coaches with a high level of understanding, necessary to embed a successful high-performance program including recruiting and utilising support personnel, selection processes, issues surrounding the selection process, managing individuals and a team, performance psychology as well as tools and strategies for enhancing and analysing performance.

Leading and influencing

The aim of this unit is to provide Performance Coaches, with in-depth knowledge on leading and influencing the execution of a high-performance plan. It includes different leadership styles, relationship management, understanding the business of sport, managing change as well as developing a culture of innovation.

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

Mentoring

The aim of this unit is to prepare performance coaches for developing effective mentoring relationships to enhance your learning as a Performance Coach and program leader.

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

Race Modelling and Preparation

The aim of this unit is to provide Performance Coaches with knowledge on different types of data and data analysis, in order to effectively assess race conditions and demands, thereby preparing an elite swimmer for competition, including sport science data, external factors, input from support team personnel as well as performance analysis.

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 2 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 2 elective modules from the list below. Your additional electives cannot be the same as the elective you selected for your Advanced course.

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

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