SPOR06054 2017 Lifesaving and Swim Teaching skills
This subject aims to provide progression from Swim Fundamentals and provide students with two industry recognised qualifications.
Students will cover basic lifesaving training. It will include demonstration of effective rescue strokes, land and water based rescues, CPR & first aid. It involves pool safety theory: the principles of accident prevention, casualty identification, principles of rescue, spinal cord injury management (SCIM), cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. Students who meet the external body attendance requirements and standards will receive the RLSS Emergency Response Pool Certification.
Students will train as Assistant Swimming Teachers working with children to teach swimming stokes and skills. Students who meet the external body attendance and standard requirements will be eligible for assessment and certification for the Irish Water Safety Assistant Swim teacher award.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Students will be able to demonstrate effective rescue strokes and practice skills necessary for basic lifesaving.
Students will be able to demonstrate effective land and water based rescues
Students will be able to effectively demonstrate practical CPR & first aid techniques as per RLSS syllabus.
Students will be able to discuss pool safety theory including the principles of accident prevention, casualty identification, principles of rescue, spinal cord injury management (SCIM), cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
Students will be able to safely delivery a 30 minute swim teaching session covering swimming stokes and skills to children of all ages and abilities in an aquatic environment.
Students will be able to describe the fundamentals of swimming, class management and review code of ethics and child protection measures.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Direct instruction, lectures, practical demonstrations, practice and drills. Logbook/workbook. Peer teaching, Role play, scenario based training, reflection/evaluation.
Module Assessment Strategies
An attendance requirement is set at 75%. It is possible to pass continuous assessment and not achieve external accreditation.
- Active participation in practical class on a regular basis
- Completion of IWS Assistant Swim teacher log book. Internally and externally assessed.
- Demonstrate effective practical swim teaching session. Internally and externally assessed.
- Complete practical pool lifesaving, practical CPR, practical First Aid and oral theory questions assessment as per RLSS Emergency Response (swimming pool) requirements.
Students who have to complete repeat assessments do so for a maximum 40% mark.
In order to be eligible for repeat assessment the student must show evidence of medical appointment/cert.
If students fail all continuous assessment, at the end of the semester they will be required to take part in a practical assessment and submit a written paper.
If students fail part of continuous assessment they will be required to submit written report OR take part in practical.
Students undertaking repeat assessments will be marked out of a maximum of 40%.
If a student has not actively participated in the module thoughout the semester and cannot show that they have met the learning outcomes they will have to repeat attend the module.
Linked to RLSS and IWS syllabi for certification purposes.
Pool Safety Theory: To include the principles of accident prevention, casualty identification, principles of rescue, spinal cord injury management (SCIM), cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and first aid.
Practical Life Support: Adult, child and infant basic life support to include the use of a pocket mask as a barrier method of resuscitation. Two person CPR. CPR for a casualty with suspected spinal injury.
Practical emergency first aid: Choking, bleeding, broken bones, bites, burns, stings, shock, heart attack, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes.
Practical rescue skills: pool rescue skills – land based and water based rescues, unconscious casualty recovery, SCIM and incident management (for developing rescue skills within simulated emergency conditions).
Assistant Swim Teacher section
Define the role of the Swimming Teacher, Outline class management principles including organizing groups. Define the fundamentals of swimming.
Discuss teaching methods of teaching including breakdown of the four competitive strokes and outline teaching drills and skills for all swimming abilities.
Review methods of communication.
Complete stroke analysis and compile lesson plans and evaluate lessons.
Review code of ethics and child protection measures.
Perform practical teaching classes to swimmers of all abilities.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Active Participation in practicals||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Assistant Swim teacher logbook completion||Continuous Assessment||Open Book Exam||20 %||Week 12||5,6|
|3||RLSS Practical exam||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||20 %||Week 6||2,3,4|
|4||Practical Teaching assessment IWS||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||20 %||Week 12||4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||Theory lectures Lifesaving and Ast teacher||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Laboratory Practical||Swimming Pool||Lifesaving and Ast swim teacher practical||2||Weekly||2.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
1998-02 Swimming Teaching and Coaching Swimming Times Publications Ltd
ISBN 0900052481 ISBN-13 9780900052484
1993-06-01 Swimming Teaching and Coaching: Level 2 Swimming Times Publications Ltd
ISBN 0900052260 ISBN-13 9780900052262
1998-03 Swimming Drills for Every Stroke Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN 0880117699 ISBN-13 9780880117692
Competitive swimmers know that even minor flaws in stroke technique can mean the difference between first and last place. Swimming Drills for Every Stroke gives swimmers the edge. Author Ruben Guzman presents 91 essential drills for reaching perfect form in the backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and butterfly. Accompanied by helpful coaching tips and focus points, these drills enable swimmers to develop more efficient technique for faster times in every event. Swimming coaches and swimmers at all developmental levels can use this handbook for all four strokes as well as for starts and turns. Swimming Drills for Every Stroke will make practices more productive and competitions more successful.
2012 Emergency Response Swimming Pool RLSS UK
Required for each student. Resource includes a Candidate Assessment Form.
2012 Swim teacher manual Irish Water Safety
Required for each student. Theory for level 1 and level 2 courses
2012 Assistant swim teacher Logbook Irish Water Safety
Required for each student. Completed during the course. Worksheets, lesson plans and evaluations
youtube links on swimming strokes and skills