Friday, November 28, 2014

Scottish Swimming to Deliver New Aquanatal Qualification

“There is currently a lack of provision in Scotland for this type and level of training course" Fiona Paterson, Participation Development Officer, Scottish Swimming

In partnership with Exact Training, Scottish Swimming is delighted to deliver their first aquanatal training course in Scotland in January 2015.

The aim of the course is to equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective water-based exercise sessions for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients.

Scottish Swimming’s Participation Development Officer, Fiona Paterson, commented on the importance of the course,

“There is currently a lack of provision in Scotland for this type and level of training course.

“Pregnant women are advised to be active through pregnancy to benefit both physical and mental health. Water-based exercise can be adapted for all levels of fitness and ability. The resistance of water supports the body and requires exercise to be performed at a slower speed, which makes aqua exercise sessions an attractive and safe option during pregnancy and postnatal period.”

The course will require participants to complete and submit a series of worksheets prior to the actual course dates, with the qualification being awarded once a case study, theory paper and worksheets are all completed.

The course is comprehensive and instructors need to be able to understand the implications for safe participation in exercise with an awareness of the anatomical, physiological and psychological changes that affect exercise during and after pregnancy.

This qualification includes CYQ Level 3 Award in Adapting Activity for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients, Exact Training Aqua Natal Modules 1 & 2.

For more information on the event, including booking details, click here

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