SwimCoach strives to provide its members with opportunities for continuous learning and professional development. It is critical that coaches remain relevant and up to date in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.
Clinics, conferences and other learning opportunities will be provided by SwimCoach, open to any interested person. SwimCoach will work with ASCA and Swim SA to ensure that any such programmes are, as far as possible, allocated continuous professional development (CPD) points. It may be that both bodies set different points for the same programme. This will be published on the course programme.
Coaches attending these programmes will receive recognition from SwimCoach, which can be used as evidence of attendance.
Allocation of CPD Points
Any SwimCoach learning platform, should ideally have CPD points allocated, by both ASCA and Swim SA.
The events could include:
- Enrichment courses
Furthermore, these do not need to be swimming specific. They could include topics relevant to coaching, such as management, administration, leadership, sport science and medicine, etc.
In order to qualify for CPD points, a participant must:
- Attend the programme/talk/lecture from start to finish
- Answer a question regarding content to support/prove learning and attendance.
- The participant must ensure that should he/she wish to obtain recognition for CPD points, that this feedback is completed and submitted to the course organiser.
Coaches may be required to provide ASCA and/or Swim SA a copy of their personal letter confirming allocation of CPD points themselves, as part of the process of self-management of their professional status.