The STA Level 2 Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching could appeal to open water swimmers, triathletes, swimming teachers, beach lifeguards or lake managers who have open water swimming experience and want to expand their open water knowledge or coaching portfolio and share their passion for open water swimming
Open water is the fastest growing swimming activity within the UK and more people are taking part in open water swimming events. Open water swimming coaches will be responsible for planning, coaching and evaluating open water swimming sessions in an open water environment. They will be able to coach swimmers who are new to open water through to those who are training for an open water event. Open water swimming coaches are responsible for ensuring the safety of their swimmers, the open water environment as well as the equipment used.
For those who love open water and want to promote and share their passion by coaching swimmers in an open water environment, STA’s Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification will prepare learners for all aspects of open water swimming coaching, from planning, coaching and evaluating open water swimming sessions.
The STA Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching is tutor assessed through the completion of session plans, session evaluation form, risk assessment and practical coaching in an open water environment. In addition to this there is a Multiple-Choice Question Assessment Paper on the final day of the course.
The following content is covered within this qualification: