Blended Level 1 Coaching (Water Polo) Course

July 12, 2019

In 2018 Swim Ireland launched the Women in Sport, Coaching & Mentoring Programme, funded by Sport Ireland. The aim of the programme is to address the lack of female coaching across Irish aquatics. Since 2018, 35 females have successfully completed their Level 1 or 2 qualification in swimming through the programme.

We are now delighted to offer up to 7 places on an upcoming Blended Level 1, Water Polo Coaching Course at a discounted rate. The course involves a blend of online training and face to face, with the online assessment being completed prior to the course start date. The course will take place at The National Aquatic Centre and Sport HQ in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. The course will run from Friday August 30th to Sunday September 1st and is set at a discounted price of €125 (normally €325).

Participants will be required to:

1.      Be a current Swim Ireland Club member

2.      Complete / have up to date Garda Vetting by Thursday July 25th

3.      Complete / have up to date Level 1 Safeguarding Course (3 hours in duration, see upcoming courses here).

4.      Complete the online training by Friday August 23rd. The online assessment does not have to be completed in one sitting, you can save and resume.

To apply for a space on this programme, you must be a Swim Ireland Member. 15yr old candidates can apply for this course, however once they turn 16yrs, they must clear Garda Vetting to continue coaching. Any candidate turning 16yrs during the weekend of the course will not be eligible.

Please see below for further course details and the application form. Candidates who cannot attend the full course should not apply and will not be accepted.

Course Duration: 20 hours (12 Hours Theory, 8 Hours Practical)


· 30th August  17.00 - 22.15  Irish Sports HQ & NAC

· 31st August  9:00 - 18:00  Irish Sports HQ & NAC

· 1st September 9:00 - 16.00 Irish Sports HQ & NAC

Course Tutor: Victor Kirk

Please complete the below application form and return to Bethany Carson via by 12 noon Friday July 19th


All applications will be considered, however, there is a maximum of 7 places available.