Stockport Swimming Club implements the National Plan for teaching swimming in the Club’s learn to swim programme.
The club makes use of both a shallow Teaching Pool and a 33m long Main Pool.
Used to introduce non swimmers to the water, gain confidence and learn the basics. In use from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Used for the teaching and coaching of swimmers and is in use from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Tuesday nights.
Teachers, Coaches & Helpers
Mrs Jean Hallworth
Mr John Woodrow
Ms Lorna Hadfield
Mr Graham Goodwin
Miss Anna Regan
ASA Advanced Teachers Certificate
ASA Teachers Certificate for Swimming
ASA Club Coach Certificate
ASA Masters Coaching Certificate
ASA Certificate of Continuing Professional Development
ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics
ASA Teachers Certificate of Swimming
ASA Preliminary Teachers Certificate
ASA Level 1 Assistant Teachers Qualification
The teachers and coaches, are assisted by volunteer helpers who, swimmers themselves, seek to become teachers and coaches and continue to help the Club. Each helper is assigned to a teacher/coach in order to learn the techniques of teaching and coaching of swimming. Helpers may, under the supervision of the teacher/coach, occasionally take a swimming lesson to gain experience.
The teachers and coaches use work programmes that are designed to seamlessly take a non swimmer through to an active competitive swimmer and can advise on advanced training venues. All the work programmes have set targets for the swimmer to aim for and are used as a guide for the promotion of a swimmer to the next group.
All members are reviewed regularly and are promoted to the next group if their review is favourable.