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.
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.
Please see below for a list of seminars that Swim Ireland offer. For more specific information then visit the attachments.
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
Swim-a-Song N/A 4 Points Please visit the Learn to Swim Section for more information
Team Manager Level 1
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.