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The Swim England Teaching and Education Conference 2018

Friday 30 November 2018 (8:15am – 4pm) at the Staverton Estate in Daventry.
 

Schedule

08:15 – Registration and refreshments
09:30 – Conference opening – Swim England CEO Jane Nickerson
09:40 – Keynote: Jack Buckner
10:15 – Workshop 1 – Developing swimmer wellbeing
11:15 – Break
11:40 – Workshop 2 (various workshops available)
12:40 – Lunch and networking
13:50 – Workshop 3 (various workshops available)
14:50 – Movement time
15:05 – Keynote: Steve Parry
16:00 – Closing.

Workshop 1 (10:15 – 11:15) All attend

Developing Swimmer Wellbeing: Adrian Bethune (@AdrianBethune) - Founder of Teachappy, primary school teacher and author

This workshop will help you develop the mental well-being of your swimmers, help them grow a positive mind-set and encourage them to step outside of their comfort zone; all with minimum anxiety and stress. It will also help you to develop a simple technique to teach your swimmers how to savour the positives from their swimming experiences and end their lessons on a high.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers and educators

Workshops 2 & 3

A choice of workshops are on offer for workshops 2 and 3. Click on the workshop’s heading to open or close the section. Each delegate will get the choice to select from when booking.

Workshop 2 (11:40 -12:40) choices

Integrating participants with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

 

Fiona Flynn (Swim England Workforce Support Officer and educator)

This workshop will explore a range of needs your participants may have in mainstream swimming lessons. By the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of how you can adapt your swimming teaching to meet participants’ needs.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers and key centre contact

Appropriate handling techniques for swimming teachers

 

Claire Wilson (Swim England educator, swimming teacher and former Safeguarding Officer with regional welfare responsibilities)

This workshop will look at appropriate handling techniques for swimming teachers, with specific reference to working with swimmers with special educational needs and disabilities. It will refresh and reinforce good practice, as well helping you understand the safeguarding implications or working across a broad spectrum of need.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

Developing teacher and educator wellbeing

 

Adrian Bethune (@AdrianBethune) Founder of Teachappy, primary school teacher and author

Evidence shows that happier teachers teach better, and have swimmers or learners that are also happier and more productive. This workshop will encourage you to take part in some simple mindfulness practices which will help you rewire any negative biases you may have, as well as developing your ability to laugh more often; reducing your tensions and stresses along the way!

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

Teaching breaststroke and butterfly through the early stages of the Learn to Swim Framework

 

Katie Towner (Swim England Head of Learn to Swim, educator and swimming teacher) and Adam Goymer (Swim England Workforce Support Officer, educator and swimming teacher)

Breaststroke and butterfly are often said to be the cause of blockages in Learn to Swim Stage 4 slowing progression to Stage 5. This workshop will give you both the knowledge and confidence of how to teach both strokes in Stages 1 through to 4, allowing you to free up spaces and reduce those stumbling blocks and get your swimmers to the next stage.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

Water Safety and Core Aquatic Skills in the Learn to Swim Programme

 

Ash Jones (Swim England Swim Safe Delivery Manager and educator)

Every year there are around 300 fatal accidental drownings in and around UK waters. Over 45 per cent of those people don’t intend to enter the water. Core Aquatic Skills form the building blocks to water competency, the concept of making people safe in and around water as well as allowing them to grow into life-long swimmers, whether they are world champions or more importantly healthy, happy grown-ups. This workshop explores the skills required to make someone safe in and around water, where those skills appear in the Learn to Swim Programme, and what you can do to integrate water safety into your lessons year-round.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

Workshop 3 (13:50 -14:50) choices

Practical guide for teaching early stages of the Learn to Swim Programme in deep water

 

Rachel Hyde (Swim England educator and swimming teacher)

This workshop is designed to give you practical information and advice on how to deliver the early stages of the Learn to Swim Framework in deep water. Rachel is a keen advocate of teaching learners in deep water, and will explore health and safety considerations, equipment needs and the type of activities that can be used to create a fun based lesson for all.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

Stimulating behaviour change amongst the hardest to reach

 

Adam Whitehead (Former Olympian and Commonwealth Games Champion, Athlete Manager at Dame Kelly Holmes Trust)

This workshop explores the barriers to participation that exist for some of the hardest to reach young people, converting ‘inactive’ youngsters into ‘active’ ones; creating a ‘habit for life’ along the way. Adam has a real passion for supporting others, helping them achieve and be the best that they can be. He will share some of his experiences of working with over 300,000 young people, and help you develop your own strategies for ‘enthusing the future’.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

Integrating participants with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

 

Fiona Flynn (Swim England Workforce Support Officer and educator)

This workshop will explore a range of needs your participants may have in mainstream swimming lessons. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a better understanding of how you can adapt your swimming teaching to meet participants’ needs.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers and key centre contact

Appropriate handling techniques for swimming teachers

 

Claire Wilson (Swim England educator, swimming teacher and former Safeguarding Officer with regional welfare responsibilities)

This workshop will look at appropriate handling techniques for swimming teachers, with specific reference to working with swimmers with special educational needs and disabilities. It will refresh and reinforce good practice, as well helping you understand the safeguarding implications or working across a broad spectrum of need.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

Teaching breaststroke and butterfly through the early stages of the Learn to Swim Framework

 

Katie Towner (Swim England Head of Learn to Swim, Educator and Swimming Teacher) and Adam Goymer (Workforce Support Officer, Educator and Swimming Teacher)

Breaststroke and butterfly are often said to be the cause of blockages in Learn to Swim Stage 4 slowing progression to Stage 5. This workshop will give you both the knowledge and confidence of how to teach both strokes in Stages 1 through to 4, allowing you to free up spaces and reduce those stumbling blocks – and get your swimmers to the next stage.

Aimed at: Swimming teachers, educators and key centre contact

 

Book your spot at the conference

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Stalls

A variety of stalls will be available on the day for you to browse, gather information and ask any questions. This will include representation from a variety of Swim England departments and commercial organisations from across the sector.

Cost

Standard price ticket £70 (including VAT) per delegate.

Book before 18 July 2018 to be eligible for our early bird offer of £50.

Travel

Train
If you choose to travel by train, Northampton and Rugby mainline stations are approximately 12 miles away.

You can also travel to Long Buckby which is six miles from the venue – direct from Birmingham New Street station. From here it’s a 10 minute taxi ride.

Car
View a map and directions to Staverton Park.

From the South, De Vere Staverton Estate is easily accessible from the M1 via the A45 and the A425. From the North, leave the M1 and take the A361 towards Daventry followed by the A425.

For Sat Nav users use postcode NN11 6JT.

Parking

Parking at the hotel is free of charge.

Accommodation options

If you require accommodation on Thursday 29 November, Swim England can offer you a reduced rate of £95 per night for a double room including breakfast. Please call the hotel directly and quoting ‘Swim England’ when making your booking.

Other nearby hotels:

  • Mercure Daventry Court Hotel and Spa
    7 minutes (driving) from Staverton Park (Estate)
  • Hellidon Court Hotel
    7 minutes (driving) from Staverton Park (Estate)

Booking

Before you book your place, please make sure you have read through the workshop summaries and selected the two workshops you would like to attend.

Bookings close midnight 1 November 2018.

We advise you to book early to avoid any disappointment. Workshops are booked on a first come first serve basis.

FAQ

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Published
12.07.2018