The course provides candidates with the essential competencies to teach the adult swimmer.
• Pre requisite
Candidates are required to have :
1. AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation. 2. a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.
The course consists of approximately 14 contact hours (theory and practical), plus practical observation, supervised teaching hours and assessment. Topics include :
1. Why teach adults to swim 2. Understanding the nature of the adult swimmer 3. Health, medical and safety issues 4. Warm up, flexibility and stretching for the adult swimmer 5. The different types of adult swimmer
To gain the accreditation, the following assessment components must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months of the course commencement date :
1. Practical assessment. 2. Theoretical assessment.
• Additional Requirements
1.Practical teaching hours including observation, supervised teaching and verification of teaching competency. 2.Show evidence of holding a current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) award. 3.Teacher Declaration. 4.Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™.
On successful completion of all course requirements candidates will receive the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults™ accreditation. This is valid for 3 years at which point the AUSTSWIM Teacher™ must renew their accreditation.