Ever Thought of Becoming a Swimming Teacher? An opportunity to do so

This February Half Term, the School is working in partnership with Bob Steven from Making Waves Swim School to deliver a STA Teaching Beginners Course.

Making Waves Swim School is Bob Stevens family business and he is passionate about getting children into the water and excited about swimming. Bob opened the swim school at the School back in 2007 and since then Making Waves has gone from strength to strength. Bob explained, I have always been passionate about swimming and I have worked on and off as a swimming teacher all my life. Each week Making Waves delivers 3 hours of lessons on a Sunday morning to up to 90 children.

Achieving the STA Teacher Beginners Course will enable participants to teach up to 10 beginners at any one time. The swimming teachers will then also be able to be an assistant teacher for larger classes or advanced skills under direct supervision of a suitably qualified swimming teacher.

Bob Steven, who will be delivering the course, added You do not need to be an Olympic swimmer in order to succeed in the STA Teaching Beginners Course. I am looking for people who have plenty of patience, the ability to empathise and great communication skills. Most importantly I am looking for people for the course who are able to inspire confidence, particularly with children who may have a fear of water.

Chris Rogers, Sports Centre Manager,  added Over the years we have developed a great relationship with Bob and his team of teachers who have all been at the School each Sunday morning for a number of years. I have never met a person as passionate about teaching young children how to swim as much as Bob demonstrates each week.

The first of these courses will be running at the Schools Sports Centre and in the indoor pool over the Schools half-term break from Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February. More courses are planned for the future, for more information on the course contact Bob on 01829 782494 or email him on makingwavesswimschool@live.co.uk.

26th January 2012  Back to News