WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

Coaching@WDSC

Central to our coaching is the ‘Wycombe Way’ philosophy.  Quality coaching focused on technique, skills and aerobic development. Each year in the development of a swimmer is important and we aim to ensure they get the best coaching to enable them to reach their potential. We aim to continually introduce and train new coaches through our volunteering opportunities.  Without volunteer coaches we could not provide the level of service we do.

Coaching is a rewarding occupation, working with individual swimmers helping them to achieve their goals.  Through our coaching pathway you can build your knowledge of Swimming, gain new skills in leadership and teaching, learn more about physical development and enjoy being part of a great team.  We will support you with training and mentoring suitable for your role.

So whether you want to add new skills for your CV, add some volunteering as part of your schooling, give something back to the sport or just do something new Coaching@WDSC has a role for you.

Poolside Helper

Our poolside helpers are a great route into coaching for young swimmers and other volunteers. Working with a coach and a squad your input will be vital to ensure swimmers get the attention and help they need. Learn how to work with young people and the basics of coaching.  If you like coaching and are able to commit to future volunteering with us then we have access to grants to help you train to move up the coaching ladder.  Typical Commitment 1-2 hours a week

Assistant Coaches

To do this role you will need a level 1 teaching or coaching qualification. Our assistant coaches run sessions under the supervision of higher qualified coaches.  Normally assigned to an Academy, Potential or Development squad you will be able to assist and potentially lead the development of a group of swimmers. This would also require the planning of sessions or sets alongside the lead coaches of the club. Typical commitment 2-4 hours a week

Squad Coaches

To do this role you will need a Level 2 or above coaching qualification.  Our squad coaches lead a programme of swimming for their squad.  Helping the development of each swimmer and working with the other coaches to ensure their squad achieves its objective/ fits with the development pathway. Typical commitment 5+ hours a week.

All coaches will need a current DBS check with the club before working poolside.

If you are interested in Coaching@WDSC then please talk to Dave or Kevin or email Kevin on: headcoach@swimwycombe.com