Introducing our Athlete Online Coaching Programme | NOW CLOSED

June 02, 2020

As part of our continued work in athlete engagement and efforts to support our clubs and members, Swim Ireland is excited to launch its Athlete Online Coaching Programme.

This online coaching programme has been designed to provide all club athletes with virtual coaching input from several experienced club coaches from around the country.

In a time when active coaching and swimming in the pool is not taking place, we want to give all our athletes an opportunity to gain additional coaching support.

The programme is being offered at three levels, which are age dependent and cover a greater detail of coaching information as the levels rise.

Three Levels of the Programme:

County – (Entry level Athletes must be 9 years or older)

Sign up link – County Level

Programme Starts – 8th June 2020

Regional – (Athletes must be 12 years or older)

Sign up link – Regional Level

Programme Starts – 10th June 2020

National – (Athletes must be 14 years or older)

Sign up link – National Level

Programme Starts – 12th June 2020

Athletes must commence the programme at the entry level according to their age (age as of 31/12/20)

Athletes complete a unit within a Level by attending a weekly online webinar and submitting a project to Swim Ireland in relation to the unit following the webinar. Webinars are to be approximately 40 – 60 mins in duration.

Depending on the level of programme you will take part in the following units:

  • Freestyle (All Levels)
  • Backstroke (All Levels)
  • Breaststroke (All Levels)
  • Butterfly (All Levels)
  • Individual Medley (All Levels)
  • Nutrition, Lifestyle & Life Skills (Regional and National Level)
  • Finishes & Relay Takeovers (National Level)
  • Competition Management (National level)

For the full details of the programme and timetable please click here.

This is a great opportunity for swimmers of all ages and abilities to gain some great insights and coaching tips whilst we are out of the water.

For more information please contact: damienfitzpatrick@swimireland.ie