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    I know it isn't strictly 'studying' but next weekend I'm doing a course for being a swimming teacher. It's a 2 day course and I've been told it's theory in the morning and practical in the afternoon. I was just hoping that someone on here has done it and can tell me what the 'practical' entails? When I did it in the UK years ago the practical was a week of teaching after a week of theory so I have NO idea what to expect for just 2 afternoons...

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    Ok, so it's over 20 years since I did the Austswim course (clearly I was a baby when I did it). From what I vaguely remember, you had to do a few laps of the pool, can't remember the actual distance. Also show a lesson, using the other course participants as the students.

    I really don't remember it being too challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    Hi
    I know it isn't strictly 'studying' but next weekend I'm doing a course for being a swimming teacher. It's a 2 day course and I've been told it's theory in the morning and practical in the afternoon. I was just hoping that someone on here has done it and can tell me what the 'practical' entails? When I did it in the UK years ago the practical was a week of teaching after a week of theory so I have NO idea what to expect for just 2 afternoons...

    Any help greatly appreciated!

    I did mine several years ago now so it may have changed a bit and it will also depend on your teacher. When I did it it was mostly showing basic techniques and trying out different ways of teaching/games you can play with the kids to make it fun. There was also fairly basic life saving skills and ways to teach these to kids. I can't remember the exact details of it all since it was 8 years ago but the practical components of all the swimming courses I have done have been fairly relaxed and easy going. I guess because you are expected to learn much more while you are doing your practical hours after the course? I THINK you may be required to demonstrate that you can swim a certain distance? I can't remember exactly but I think I remember having to swim about 200m?

    I hope that helps you a bit? I really enjoy the courses I have done! And I love teaching swimming.

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