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CPD seminars

The Swim Ireland Continuous Professional Development seminars have been developed to target a range of different levels of aquatic teacher, coach, club volunteer, parent and swimmer.

Please be advised that as from 1st February 2014 CPD Certificates in hard copy will no longer be issued. Teachers and Coaches will be notified of the points awarded electronically.

CPD Seminars are – Workshops and seminars delivered by Swim Ireland approved centres and tutors are the means by which an individual can maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required for their roles as teachers, coaches, tutors, officials, team managers etc. The benefits of these seminars and workshops or Continuous Professional Development (CPD) include: up to date knowledge on all current teaching and coaching practices, allows a sharing of knowledge and an opportunity to network, CPD’s can be delivered in clubs and regionally and CPD points count towards teachers and coaches obtaining their Swim Ireland License. CPD Seminars must be accredited with Swim Ireland to gain CPD points (1 point per hour of contact learning time) and seminars will usually last for between 3-8 hours.

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Please see below for a list of seminars that Swim Ireland offer. For more specific information then visit the attachments.

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List of CPD Seminars Members Non Members CPD Points Additional Information

3.5 Hours €35/£30 €40/£35 3 Points Includes breaks of around 30 mins

Freestyle Stroke Analysis

Backstroke Stroke Analysis

Breaststroke Stroke Analysis

Butterfly Stroke Analysis

Effective Sculling Bring Swimwear

Teaching Turns Bring Swimwear

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

Set Construction (Coaching)

Planning for Performance (Coaching)

Officials Level 1 (Timekeeper) This course is €5/£4

4.5 Hours €30/£35 €45/£40 4 Points Includes breaks of around 30 mins

FUNdamentals Bring Swimwear

Mini Polo Bring Swimwear

Aqua Fun Bring Swimwear

Flip’n’Fun Bring Swimwear

Working with Children with Behavioural Difficulties

Coaching Disabled Swimmers

Including Disabled Swimming

Team Manager Level 1

5 hours

Officials Level 2 (Judge) €12/£10

Certificate of attendance is only given once the candidate logbook has be returned to the office. 3 Points per Judge qualification.

6 Hours N/A 6 Points

Swim Ireland Child Learn to Swim Upskill Please visit the Learn to Swim Section for more information

Child Protection – 0 Points (3 Hours) €20 Mandatory for all SI Courses – also run by LSPs

SI/ASCA CPD home study modules (Please be advised that these home study modules are recommended for Level 2 Coaches and above) This is a pilot scheme. Points will be awarded depending on the module chosen and are subjected to changes after the pilot phase. Modules currently available are: Advanced Freestyle, Advanced Backstroke, Advanced Breaststroke, Advanced Butterfly, Teaching Age Group Developmental Sport Psychology, Training Age Group and Masters Swimmers, Working Successfully with Swimming Parents, How to Write Workouts, Workout Exchange, Nutrition for Swimmers, Vital Reading, Drills and Games Book, Personal Organisation for Coaches, Director’s Cut, Dry-land Training for Age Groupers, Strength and Flexibility for Age Group Swimmers.