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7 - 17th September, 2019

Swim England North West are looking for the next generation of aspiring coaches. We believe, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a Water Polo coach in the delivery of a planned training session. The cost of the course is £213. Individuals who successfully complete the course may (subject to bursary criteria being met) be able to access the Regional Coaching Bursary.  Lancashire County club members can also access the Pat Gabbitas Fund.

Training Format

  • Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete the theoretical elements of the course online through interactive activities and checks on learning, prior to the practical workshops. The online learning and completion of assessments should take you are approximately 12-15 hours to complete.
  • Online learning will start 23rd August 2019 followed by face to face learning on the 7th September (9am-4pm at Bolton School), 10th September (5:45pm-8.30pm at Manchester Aquatics Centre), 14th September (9am – 4pm at Bolton School) and 17th September (5:45pm-8.30pm at Manchester Aquatics Centre).
  • Full timetable will be provided upon full registration with the Institute of Swimming.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who wants to take the first step to becoming a Water Polo coach or interested in supporting a coach in a club environment.

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least three training sessions, coaching swimmers at county standard and above, to gain hands on practical experience.
You will learn about:

  • The role of the assistant coach
  • The fundamentals of Water Polo
  • How to safely prepare, support and conclude coaching Water Polo sessions
  • Basic and Water Polo specific coaching skills
  • Coach and player development
  • Good practice in coaching ethics
  • Health and Safety.


You must be at least 16 years of age and be a member of a Swim England affiliated club. There are no formal entry requirements for this certificate and you do not need any previous experience of coaching.

Please note once you have reserved your place below further information will be provided by the Region regarding the process of registering onto the course with the Institute of Swimming through its new web site.

Closing date is 9am, Friday 2nd August 2019. 

Hurry as places are limited.


Chorley New Road


7 - 17th September, 2019

Start Times

9:00 am

End Times

8:30 pm


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