Date – Sunday 13th December.
With Regional Training opportunities not available at the moment, Swim England are running a National Para-Swimming Pathway Engagement Day online over Zoom. The day is split into two sessions (full timetable is below).
- Athletes: 9:45am – 1:00pm (Coaches are welcome to observe)
- Coaches and Club Administrators 2:00pm – 4:30pm
The morning session is designed to engage with all those Para athletes across the country who are not on a National or British Talent Programme. We would also like to invite those category 2 members who have an eligible impairment including hearing impaired athletes. The morning session will include online workshops and a land-based workout with Paralympian, Dave Hill. This opportunity is FREE and should be an informative, fun day for athletes. Coaches are also welcome to attend and observe the workshops if they wish.
The afternoon session is aimed at coaches and club administrators. Again it is FREE and offers opportunities to explore areas such as the development of Para-Swimmers, as well as the pathways / development opportunities that are open to coaches. Club administrators can explore wider Para-Swimming development and how clubs can become more accessible.
*This day is not open to athletes on a National / British Para-Swimming Talent Programme*.
**All athletes under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult throughout.
Booking form can be found at the bottom of this page and will close on Monday 7th December
Meet the team delivering on the day:
Martin Lees – England Para-Swimming Development Manager
Martin can give you an update of opportunities available to clubs to develop their Para-Swimming offering
Carl Cooper – England Para-Swimming Talent Coach
Carl leads on athlete development and can give athletes hints and tips to developing their training and performance as well as an insight into the common traits of successful Para-Swimmers
Tom McManus – England Para-Swimming Talent Coach
Tom leads on coach development and can give coaches hints and tips to developing their programme, whilst exploring some adaptations used with Para-Swimmers
Dave Hill – England Para-Swimming Foundation S&C lead
- Two time Paralympian in Swimming & Triathlon,
- World & European Medallist, British Champion
- Team GB’s Youngest Athlete at the Athens 2004 Paralympics.
- Top 10 Finisher in the Rio-de-Janerio 2016 Paralympics
Dave now works as an Athlete Mentor, is a qualified Swimming Coach and Personal Trainer and is passionate to pass on his knowledge to the next generation. David leads on Strength & Conditioning for the National Para-Swimming Foundation programme and Regional Training, providing a wealth of experience to help develop athletes at all levels.
Timeline of the day
AM – Session Athletes (coaches are welcome and can observe)
|09:30 – 09:45||Log-In||Please have cameras switched on when joining the meeting and names match the application|
|09:45 – 10:00||Welcome|
|10:00 – 11:00||RMAP – workout||Athletes require appropriate clothing and a safe / clear space for physical activity. It is advised to have a water bottle available for hydration throughout.|
|11:00 – 11:15||Break|
|11:15 – 12:00||Workshop 1 ‘Introducing the Pillars of Development’||Athletes may wish to make notes during workshops but slides will be available afterwards.|
|12:00 – 12:40|
‘The importance of the process mind-set’
|12:40 – 13:00||Q&A’s Summary Depart|
PM Session Coaches / Club administrators
|13:45 – 14:00||Log-In||Coaches / Administrators||Please have cameras switched on when joining the meeting and names match the application|
|14:00 – 14:15||Welcome||All|
|14:15 – 15:00||Workshop 1 – Coaching development / Pathways||Coaches||Breakout Room 1|
|14:15 – 15:00||Workshop 2 – Club opportunities and the wider development of Para-Swimming||Administrators||Breakout Room 2|
|15:00 – 15:15||Break|
|15:15 – 16:00||Workshop 3 – The Holistic development of a Para-Swimmer and the Pillars of Development||All||Attendees may wish to make notes during workshops but slides will be available afterwards.|
|16:00 – 16:30||Q&A – Summary – Depart||All|