Live Webinar Schedule

While we are in a time of self-isolation at home due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we’d like to extend our support during this difficult time to STA members, swimming teachers and tutors from all awarding organisations to provide the opportunity to up-skill with our FREE and discounted webinars.

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Webinar and Event Schedule:
Date Time Subject Delivered by
Wed 27th January 10am – 11am How to Have an Inclusive Aquatics Workforce:

This webinar is for anyone who runs their own swim school, works for a leisure operator or anyone who is interested in making aquatics more inclusive..

How inclusive is your workforce?

Helen runs aquatics at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for GLL and was also the first person in a wheelchair in the UK to qualify as both a lifeguard and a swimming teacher. Helen will share her story & how GLL have been a supportive & industry leading employer. Helen will talk about how we can create an inclusive workforce within aquatics. She will discuss the recruitment opportunities for underrepresented groups & how we can bring fresh talent into the industry. It is feared that we may lose many swim teachers this year as people seek out other employment opportunities due to Covid. Helen will discuss not only how we future proof finding our future workforce but also how we can develop & retain our existing aquatics staff by having an inclusive environment.

½ STA Point

Cost: FREE

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Speaker:

  • Helen Bull – STA Brand Ambassador
Thu 28th January 11am – 12pm Aqua Sensory Baby – Sensory Discovery Ideas for the Pool:

Learn, develop and explore a baby’s sensory world in the pool, Aqua Sensory takes a mindful and attuned approach to baby swim.

Jo Wilson, International STA Tutor founded Aqua Sensory in 2013 and works with many experts in their fields; from aquatic therapists, OTs, early years professionals to name a few, to bring a multi-sensory perspective into the pool.

This webinar will cover:

  • Understanding baby’s foundation senses in water -to give them the best start.
  • New ideas and inspirations for your lessons, adapted for our new covid safe swim world; the what, the how and the whys.

Jo is looking forward to leaving you with the sensation that “the pool is more than a place to learn to swim.”

Please note: This webinar will NOT be recorded.

½ STA Point

Cost: £5.00

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Speaker:

  • Jo Wilson – Director of Swim Works
Tues 2nd February 10am – 11am From Bernoulli to Butterfly and Beyond – The Myths of Swimming:

Every industry has its share of myths…things that people do out of habit and tradition and based on folk-lore, anecdote and “that’s the way we do it here” thinking.

Swimming is no different, and the purpose of this webinar from Wayne, is to explore – and to explode – just a few of the many common myths of swimming.

½ STA Point

Cost: £5.00

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Speaker:

  • Wayne Goldsmith – Multi-award-winning Australian sports coach
Tues 9th February 10am – 11am Connection, Coaching and Covid – Coaching when you can’t Coach:

Coaching is the art of inspiring change through emotional connection. It’s about building and growing authentic, caring relationships with athletes and inspiring them to think and to do remarkable things. But how do you connect with swimmers when you can’t coach?

How do you build and grow authentic coach-athlete relationships through the lens of a webcam?

How do you coach – when you can’t coach?

During this webinar Wayne will focus on the process of coaching remotely, and provide some practical and effective ways that coaches can stay connected with – and care for – their swimmers.

½ STA Point

Cost: £5.00

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Speaker:

  • Wayne Goldsmith – Multi-award-winning Australian sports coach
Tues 16th February 10am – 11am Swimming’s Unanswered – and Biggest – Questions – Talent, Technique and Training:

Coaching is learning. And so much of learning comes from asking tough questions – from being inquisitive – from having an enquiring mind.
Swimming is full of unanswered questions including:

  • TALENT: What is talent? How do you measure talent? At what age does talent show itself?
  • TECHNIQUE: How important is technique and how to best develop it? Are there other ways of developing and correcting technique than drills?
  • TRAINING: What’s the best way to train swimmers? What’s the right mix of speed, strength, power and endurance? How can you individualise training for each swimmer within a squad training environment?

During this webinar Wayne will look at three of swimming’s unanswered – and biggest questions and offer some ideas and innovative approaches to help answer them.

½ STA Point

Cost: £5.00

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Speaker:

  • Wayne Goldsmith – Multi-award-winning Australian sports coach
Wed 17th February 10am – 11am Lone Worker:

Do any of your staff work pool plant rooms or similar engineering areas alone and maybe at risk?

Working in the pool plant room and other associated plant rooms, excluding pool areas can present specific risks!

In this webinar we will explore a guide to “lone working” in the associated plant areas.

Is there lone working to take water tests?

The facilities will include:

  • Swimming pools
  • School pools
  • Hydrotherapy pools
  • Swim school pools
  • Interactive play features
  • Spa baths.

The areas include:

  • Pool plant rooms
  • Chemical stores
  • Balance tanks
  • All confined spaces
  • Ventilation areas.

Lone workers should not be exposed to significantly more risks than employees who work with other people.

Employers have a legal duty to provide facilities for first aid, training and information on plant, hazardous substances, etc, and must monitor and keep of records of accidents and the health of employees.

½ STA Point

Cost: £5.00

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Speaker:

  • Robbie Phillips – STA Pool Plant Consultant
Tues 23rd February 10am – 11am Transitioning – Bridging the gap between Learn to Swim and Coaching programs without losing the fun!:

There are many, many young children enrolled in learn to swim programs who never make the transition into swimming coaching programs.

In this webinar Wayne asks WHY and looks at ways coaches and clubs can bridge the gap between learn to swim and coaching programs.

½ STA Point

Cost: £5.00

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Speaker:

  • Wayne Goldsmith – Multi-award-winning Australian sports coach

Please email us for any webinar requests via marketing@sta.co.uk

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