Tewkesbury Swimming Club (TSC) is dedicated to coaching children and adults alike to become excellent swimmers who can, if they wish, compete against others. Training takes place in the pools at Cascades and Tewkesbury Secondary School and is a mixture of technique, stamina and fun. We are a friendly club with a great work ethic and strong team spirit who enjoy ourselves.
The club’s younger swimmers gain confidence from structured coaching in line with ASA guidelines. They have opportunities to race in a friendly regional league with support from the club and parents. Our elite swimmers excel at county and national events and regularly compete at some of the UK’s premier swimming venues.
Our masters swimming, for those aged 18+, improves technique, builds stamina and enables adults to keep fit and, should they wish, race in masters events.
Although the club has a good history of producing strong and confident swimmers, progress ultimately depends upon enthusiasm and ability. However, we would hope that a swimmer will train with us and achieve a level of success that they can be proud of.
We’re recruiting for a Swim Co-ordinator / Teacher
Tewkesbury Swimming Club are looking to appoint a Swim Co-ordinator to oversee the running of our Academy group of swimmers. These youngsters are working towards stages 8, 9 and 10 of the ASA's learn-to-swim programme, focusing on technique improvement and stamina building. TSC aim to progress the swimmers so that, at the end of stage 10, they are technically sound, confident swimmers who enjoy the activity. They will also hopefully be in a position to join the junior squad of Tewkesbury Swimming Club if they choose. The successful applicant will need a Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification and be required to teach the swimmers under the supervision of the TSC Head Coach.
• Teach swimmers in line with stages 8, 9 and 10 of the ASA's learn-to-swim programme
• Liaise with the TSC Head Coach who will support teaching
• Liaise with swimmers' parents to provide regular swimmer feedback
• Collect all payments due from swimmers' parents
• Manage a dedicated TSC Academy email account to communicate with swimmers' parents
• Friendly, patient, engaging, supportive and encouraging towards children
• Diligent, meticulous and an organised administrator
• A team player. You will be supported by the Head Coach and junior coaches.
• Ambitious. The Academy has potential to grow if the applicant succeeds.
The successful applicant must possess an ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification.
Every Tuesday, 6.30pm–7.30pm, at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre (two 30-minute sessions back-to-back) plus however much time is needed to liaise effectively with swimmers' parents via email
Start date: Early September 2016
The contract will be based on a standard ASA “contract for services” with a competitive rate of pay dependent on credentials and experience.
Applications to be made by email to Craig Skinner, TSC Head Coach, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The benefits of swimming
Healthy people are said to be better achievers, so participation in a sport may well improve a child’s academic levels and an adult's work performance. Swimming improves performance at other sports because it aids stamina, strength, flexibility and co-ordination, especially in rugby and football. Professional sportsmen/women include swimming in their training. Swimming is a unique sport – even if you don’t like other sports, swimming could be ideal for you. Give it a try!
The club take a ‘joined-up’ attitude to sporting performance and healthy lifestyle by offering advice on appropriate food and drinks for active sportspeople of all ages.
The swimming year
The swimming season is much like an academic year: it has a lull over the summer and fires back into life in September. We don’t stop training over the summer, but there are no organised events to compete in. From September to July our sessions take place six days a week, giving ample training opportunities.
We organise events that offer swimmers, their friends and relatives the opportunity to socialise in non-swimming environments.
Opportunities for volunteers
Those who enjoy club life are welcome to help in a voluntary capacity. We have volunteers who coach, judge, time-keep and help with administration duties. It’s a great chance to learn new skills, help a club grow, benefit the community and make new friends.
Come and see us for yourself!
The club is always keen to recruit more swimmers and we make this easy for everyone by offering trials and special offers. This gives ample opportunity to experience the potential health and sporting benefits of a fun activity with other like-minded swimmers before committing to a longer term training plan. To find out more, see the 'Under 18s' section for children or see the 'Masters 18+' section for adults. If you have a question, please fill in the form on the 'Contact Us' page.
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