SPOR07051 2017 Swim Teacher Practice
This module aims to provide students with a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching swimming. The module takes students through teaching swimming to all ability and age groups including an element of teaching lifesaving and survival skills.
Eligible students will gain industry recognised qualification - Irish Water Safety Level 2 Swim Teacher Certificate.
Pre requisite for certification: Students must hold the Assistant Swim Teacher certificate and have taught 15 sessions since their Assistant swim teacher training.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Examine the fundamental principles of aquatics and report on anatomy and physiology as applied to aquatic activity.
Devise plans, schemes of work and deliver teaching classes for all age and ability groups using a variety of teaching methods.
Review the acquisition of a skill, provide feedback to swimmers and base teaching practices on the ability of the swimmer
Analyise the technical aspects of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Lifesaving backstroke and lifesaving sidestroke under the BLABT format.
Debate the topic of growth and development; its effect on swimmers and appropriate training focus/methods for each stage.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Direct instruction - Lectures.
Questioning and discussion
Preparation and delivery of lessons
Module Assessment Strategies
An attendance requirement is set at 75%
It is possible that the student can complete continuous assessment and not receive external certification.
Active participation in each session
Submission of brief essays on technical aspects of swimming.
Completion of logbook inc, lesson plans, evaluations, stroke analysis & worksheets
Practical teaching assessment
Written technical paper - external awarding body require 60% to pass
In order to be eligible for repeat assessment the student must show evidence of medical appointment/cert.
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.
Assemble the technical aspects of the main swimming strokes, survival skills and other aquatic activities
Discuss child protection and code of ethics procedures
Apply theory covered on the course to teaching aquatics to swimmers of all ability groups from non swimmer through to advanced.
Prepare schemes of work and lesson plans for individual sessions ‑ teaching methods, group organisation, teaching practices, teaching points, time management and motivation techniques
Explain the basic stages of human growth and development and their effect on aquatic activity ‑ physical, emotional, social, cognitive maturation, acquisition of a skill, energy systems
Identify Long Term Athlete Development principles
Examine Health and safety issues with regard to the teaching of swimming in a swimming pool environment, including the principles of Normal Operational Plans, Emergency Action Plans, Risk Assessment, Insurance matters, Duty of Care, Personal and Pupil Hygiene.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Essay||Continuous Assessment||Essay||25 %||Week 6||1,4|
|2||Logbook submission||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||25 %||Week 13||1,2,3,4,5|
|3||Practical performance||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||25 %||OnGoing||2,3,4|
|4||IWS Technical paper||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||25 %||Week 13||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||Swim Teacher Theory||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Practical||Swimming Pool||Practical Teaching session||1||Weekly||1.00|
Irish Water Safety Swim teacher manual. Required for each student.
Irish Water Safety Level 2 Logbook. Required for each student.
Swimming Teaching and Coaching. Swimming Times: LTD. Hogarth (1998)
Swimming drills for every stroke. Guzman, R. Champaign: Human Kinetics (1998)
Swimming Games and Activities: For Individuals, Partners and Groups of Children. Noble & Creegan. A& C Black (2004)
YouTube links on swimming