Students will be involved in practical and theoretical sessions as they increase their knowledge and understanding of principles and practice in the activity area of swimming. They will examine national curriculum key stage requirements, issues of safety, analysis of water confidence skills, stroke improvement techniques and other aquatic skills. Through reciprocal and small group teaching, they will develop skills of planning, observation and analysis, teaching and evaluating of swimming. In addition, students will undertake a practical coaching situation for a sustained period of time. The practical situation is contextualised within the broader structures of the Amateur Swimming Association Governing Body in terms of breadth of provision and teacher/coach development schemes. The students will undertake weekly planning, teaching and evaluating tasks, alongside reflection on their personal and professional development emerging through this module.
Lectures; pool-based practical swimming, student observation, peer analysis; continuous supervised placement in coaching and teaching young children in local baths, and evaluating experience.