Fundamental Skills Coach Training

Upcoming Training Opportunities

31 Aug – 11 Sept, 2020 / Fundamental Skills Coach Training, online with optional live learning module in UK.

30 Nov – 11 Dec, 2020 / Fundamental Skills Coach Training, online with optional live learning module in UK and USA.

25 Jan – 4 Feb, 2021 / Fundamental Skills Coach Training, online with optional live learning module in UK and USA.

Our Training Approach

We equip coaches with principles and skills from a wide range of complementary realms of knowledge to be able to solve a greater range of problems and satisfy a greater range of swimmer needs.

From our level training experience and continuing onward, rather than giving you prescribed methods or recipes you must follow, we teach you principle-based coaching from the beginning – we introduce you to the concepts and skills from a wider range of relevant realms of knowledge, so that you can step into a teaching situation and recognize what is common, what is unique and have a more insightful understanding of where to start and where to go with this student. This is a much more personal, adaptive approach to coaching, and it allows you to customize your approach to each student, and your unique setting.

We look into relevant principles of physics, anatomy and physiology, neuro-biology, motor learning and psychology. In addition to what you may have already, you will gain a much larger toolbox of diagnostics and solutions to a wider range of human swimmer in a wider range of situations. By internalizing and working from these principles, you are in a much better position to develop your own recipes to handle more diverse needs, or skillfully modify recipes you’ve acquired already.

Fundamental Skills Coach Training Description

Participants in our Fundamental Skills Coach Training program will acquire a solid, principle-based understanding, skills and the confidence to teach the fundamental skills of swimming and basic metrics for improvement with particular emphasis on the anatomy and mechanics of the freestyle stroke. Participants will learn to conduct video analysis, and provide lesson design and practice design services.

Those who successfully complete this course are invited to become SwimMastery Fundamental Skills Coach Membership with its benefits, privileges and responsibilities.

The main segment of this program is taught in a live, on-site, 5 full-day training course, in a small group setting with SwimMastery Coach Trainers. Each full day is composed of classroom and pool teaching sessions. The course includes some online study modules before the course and during, with topics not covered in detail during the live training course.

There is the possibility of fulfilling this training program through an on-site apprenticeship arranged with one of the Coach Trainers. This would be at the discretion of the Coach Trainer.

Fundamental Skills Training Topics

These are the main topics covered in the course:

  • Fundamental Skills for Freestyle
    • Build The Frame
    • Form Streamline Shape
    • Generate Forward Momentum
    • Make First Connections
    • Integrated Breathing
  • Video Analysis
  • Joint Mechanics
  • Reflex Integration
  • Lesson Design
  • Practice Design
  • Deep Practice Principles
  • Motor Learning
  • Attention Training

 

Professional Development Courses

Coach Members have access to additional professional development opportunities for:

  • Other Strokes (Backstroke, Breatstroke, Butterfly)
  • Childrens Learn-To-Swim
  • Seniors Learn-To-Swim
Price

The price for this training event is approximately $1200 to $1550 USD. The price will vary according to the expenses associated with the location where the training will be held.

See the event landing page for the specific price for that event, or contact the coure instructor.

Schedule for Live Course

This is the approximate schedule of activities. The actual schedule may vary from location to location according to the availability of rental times in the facility.

Because of the early start time and the evening finish time, please plan to arrive the day before and depart the day after the 5-day training period.

 

Day 1
  • 9:00 – Introduction, Class Session #1A
  • 11:00 – Pool Session #1A
  • 14:00 – Class Session #1B
  • 15:30 – Pool Session #1B
  • 17:30 – Finish for the evening
Day 2
  • 8:30 – Class Session #2A
  • 10:00 – Pool Session #2A
  • 13:30 – Class Session #2B
  • 15:00 – Pool Session #2B
  • 17:00 – Class Session #2C
  • 18:00 – Finish for the evening
Day 3
  • 8:30 – Class Session #3A
  • 10:00 – Pool Session #3A
  • 13:30 – Class Session #3B
  • 15:00 – Pool Session #3B
  • 17:00 – Class Session #3C
  • 18:00 – Finish for the evening
Day 4
  • 8:30 – Class Session #4A
  • 10:00 – Pool Session #4A
  • 13:30 – Class Session #4B
  • 15:00 – Pool Session #4B
  • 17:00 – Class Session #4C
  • 18:00 – Finish for the evening
Day 5
  • 8:30 – Class Session #5A
  • 10:00 – Pool Session #5A
  • 13:30 – Class Session #5B
  • 15:00 – Pool Session #5B
  • 17:00 – Class Session #5C
  • 18:00 – Finish for the evening
Application Process

This is the sequence for the application process:

Step 1

Become an Affiliate Member of SwimMastery.

Visit and get acquainted with the Member Forum and Affiliate Member Resources sections of the SwimMastery website.

Step 2

Complete the Coach Candidate Application Assignment  found in the forum ‘Affiliate Member Resources > Fundamental Skills Coach Training Application’. (You must be an Affiliate member and logged in to view that link).

Step 3

Prepare a Video Audition of your stroke: a series of video demonstrating your freestyle stroke skills, following instructions in the Video Audition Instructions topic found in the forum ‘Affiliate Member Resources > Fundamental Skills Coach Training Application’ Resources’. (You must be a member and logged in to view that link).

Step 4

Review the Fundamental Skills Coach Training Agreement to make sure the terms are agreeable to you. This will describe the conditions of your training and what you may do with the knowledge and skills you receive.

Review the Swim Mastery Coach Member Agreement. This will describe the conditions of your membership and receiving the responsibilities and privileges of being a SwimMastery Coach Member.

Step 5

Choose which coach training event you would like to attend. On your application you will indicate which location you would like to attend, or note that you are ‘Undecided’ about location, or note that you have made an arrangement with a Coach Trainer to start a formal apprenticeship process.

Step 6

Fill out your application and submit for Fundamental Skills Coach Training, including the link to the download of your video audition, and uploading a PDF copy of your completed Coach Candidate Application Assignment.

Step 7

Await your acceptance letter and invitation to attend the coach training event from a Coach Trainer, by email.

Step 8

Upon acceptance, respond to the Coach Trainer by email, to confirm your intent to attend the coach training event.

Step 9

Attend your chosen coach training event, all sessions, whether scheduled live or online. (For live sessions, plan to arrive one day early and depart after the final session, or stay one more night. Late arrival and early departure will be discouraged.)

Step 10

Upon successful completion of your coach training event, you may elect, but are not required to become a SwimMastery Coach Member. According to the terms of the training event, you are permitted to use your new knowledge and skills in your own coaching practice, but not use the SwimMastery trademark name or logo in association with yourself or your activities.

If you would like to become a SwimMastery Coach Member, you will be asked to agree to the terms of the SwimMastery Coach Member Agreement. If you agree to those terms, your membership will be upgraded to the Fundamental Skills Coach Membership and will have access to the resources and benefits associated with that level, including the permission to use the SwimMastery trademark name and logo in association with yourself or your activities.

Included with the Live Course

During your live 5-day coach training experience you will receive:

  • Access to the classroom, locker rooms and aquatic area of the facility hosting our training event
  • Approximately 38 hours of live instruction and guidance with your Coach Trainer, including up to 10 pool sessions and 14 class sessions
  • Fundamental Skills Coach Training Manual
  • SwimMastery silicon swim cap

 

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • SwimMastery performance shirt
  • Certificate of completion of this course

 

Upon agreement to become a SwimMastery Certified Coach you will receive:

  • Upgrade to SwimMastery Coach Membership
  • Access to the Fundamental Skills coaching and business resources on the SwimMastery website
Not Included in the Live Course

During your live 5-day coach training experience we will NOT provide your lodging, your food and drinks, and your transportation to the event and to the training facility each day.

You will need to arrange your own lodging. You may make a reservation at the lodging we recommend, or you may arrange something else.

You will need to provide for your own food and drinks before, during and after the training activities each day. We intend to provide hospitality service during our classroom times, but we do not guarantee this.

You will need to arrange your own transportation to the event, and to the training facility each day of the event. We will try to help facilitate attendees connecting with one another before the event and share transportation.

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