Poolside Helper Training for 14 – 16 Year Olds

The Swim England North East Region are pleased to make available Aquatic Poolside Helper Training for Young Volunteers aged 14 – 16 years old to help develop them as Poolside Helpers in their chosen aquatic discipline.

This face to face training opportunity will familiarise Young Volunteers with the key core skills and knowledge to support and reinforce the instructions of a coach in their chosen discipline. After the training workshop, the Young Leaders will be provided with an opportunity to completed additional online training modules covering the skills and knowledge relevant to their chosen aquatic discipline.

What is an Aquatic Poolside Helper?

A Poolside Helper supports the delivery of club sessions under the supervision of a qualified teacher or coach. It provides an opportunity to take on a new challenge, gain practical teaching/coaching experience and support the development of all swimmers involved in the club.

This is a fun and supportive role and provides an opportunity to positively impact on the success of the club which will be determined by the volunteers own motivation and enthusiasm. They can assist with the set-up of the pool for club training sessions and ensure all equipment is correctly stored away at the end of the session.

They must be aware of the safety of the session at all times, ensuring the poolside is tidy and any health and safety risks are reported to the coach or appropriate personnel.

The training workshop will take place at the University of York on Sunday 3rd September 2023 from 09:30am to 12:15pm.

The development opportunity is free to attend. Candidates should register their interest to attend the workshop at: Aquatic Poolside Helper Application Form. Applicants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.