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Great Sports Parenting: Managing lockdown and the return to competitive swimming

Great Sports Parenting: Managing lockdown and the return to competitive swimming

Join Gordon MacLelland from Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) on Monday 15th March from 18:30 to 20:00

 Where are we now?
• Managing the return to action for our children
• Creating home sweet home
• Working with our children to plan our next success criteria

Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) supports organisations, parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences. 

Don’t miss out! We highly recommend all parents of children in sport register for this fantastic and engaging course. Contact Ruth McQuillan at ruth@swimulster.net for your link.

Upcoming Online Courses

Virtual Classroom Course: Level 1 Team Manager

24 Feb 2021 from 18.30-20.30
This course is for volunteers who wish to act as Team Manager for their club at competitions, club outings and away trips (both home and abroad). Minimum age to attend this course is 20 years-old. You can attend this course without Vetting NVB or Access NI and a valid Safeguarding Certificate – however, if you wish to act in the role of Team Manager these are required.
https://swimireland.azolve.com/Workbench.mvc/Show/6?ref=BAA04B5CA8E41B956DF662A44355B61109699C50

Virtual Classroom Course: Safeguarding Level 1

25 Feb 2021 from 18.00-21.00
https://swimireland.azolve.com/Workbench.mvc/Show/6?ref=D4C39A2ABDEED0F74BA760F1AE9408F2DBA37EAB

Virtual Classroom Course: Safeguarding Level 1

13 Mar 2021 from 10.00-13.00
https://swimireland.azolve.com/Workbench.mvc/Show/6?ref=51670B05652C59435ADAEDBDC6825A3FE7B25E8B

Virtual Classroom Course: Level 1 Officials

16 Mar 2021 from 19.00-20.30
The purpose of the Level 1 Officials course is an introduction to officiating and understanding of the Swim Ireland Officials structure. It provides for an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Timekeepers, the associated operating procedures and covers FINA Rule SW 2.9 along with other duties for working at swimming competitions. https://swimireland.azolve.com/Workbench.mvc/Show/6?ref=D59AF28AE8682F8290FEE796FC468386FE9AB7BF

Virtual Classroom Course: Level 2 Officials

20 & 27 Mar 2021 from 10.00-11.30
The purpose of the Level 2 Officials course is to understand the roles and responsibilities of a Judge. It covers FINA Rules SW 2.6 and 2.7 relating to the Inspector of Turns and Judges of Strokes, respectively. Each of the strokes – Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle & Medley Swimming are covered in detail, along with the reporting of strike violations to the Referee. This course qualifies you to fulfil the role of Turn Judge and Stroke Judge at all levels up to and including National Championships. The course is split into three sections – you must attend all three sections to be awarded with your certificate:
https://swimireland.azolve.com/Workbench.mvc/Show/6?ref=74C5D4FB93AC6A177CB2239EFD3D25B0567D9D94

Technical Clinic for Junior Athletes: Flip Turns

Junior athletes and coaches are invited to a Technique Theory Webinar with Sarah Fellner. This 30 minute session on Flip Turns: Freestyle and Backstroke will take place on Monday 15th February 2021 at 7:30pm, and is open to all athletes in SQ1, SQ2 and SQ3.

Register here…

If you would like to attend, email Christine at bluefin.secretary@gmail.com – who will send you the zoom link