Monday, October 24, 2016

Glasgow Regional Training Week 14th to 23rd October 2016

Last week was one of the most successful Regional Training week's in Glasgow with an 80% increase in UKCC Level 1 courses on last year. The week was run in partnership with Glasgow Life at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. Thirty-seven candidates have completed Level 1 courses with Teaching/Coaching & Water Polo, with others taking part in 5 Continuous Professional Development Courses.

Alan Reed, Scottish Swimming’s Workforce Development Manager said,

“It has been a fantastic week’s training in Glasgow with such a variety of courses and candidates.

It is great to see how the Regional Training Week in Glasgow has developed since its inception 3 years ago. Every year we are training more new teachers and coaches to help produce the swimmers of the future. In partnership with Glasgow Life, we have been able to offer training to the current teachers and coaches within the region, which allows them to keep the skills and knowledge up to date.

Education in swimming is essential in helping swimmers from Learn to Swim right through to our Olympic swimmers realising their full potential in the sport.”

Andrena Hammond, Swimming Participation Manager at Glasgow Life commented

"It is always lovely to have so many courses and candidates being brought together to learn and upskill in a great environment such as Tollcross International Swimming Centre."

Feedback from participants on the course included:

“I just completed the level 1 Water Polo course over the weekend - really informative and good bunch of people on the course” Russell Holmes

“the tutor and facilities were first class” Alan Scobie ( Head Coach)

“I've really enjoyed my course so far. The instructors were excellent and very knowledgeable. They have delivered the course in a manner which aids learning. The Tollcross facility is superb.Looking forward to this weekend, and hopefully coming back for further training in the future” Colin Fawkes

In total, there were 16 Teachers sessions: four National Framework Sessions, four "Learn to Swim implementation & relating to framework criteria", two "Teach or Deliver? What makes a great teacher sessions", one "CPD Skills & Drills session", three "Strokes & Skills general update and discussion", one "Level 2 unit 4 Assessment Training" and one "Level 2 unit 4 Study and Exam".

Look out for our next Regional Training Weeks in 2017 to be announced on the website and through our social media channels.