The world’s first online artistic swimming courses, written by Aquabatix and the STA ( Swimming Teachers Association) have proven so popular that they now have their own website www.artisticswimmingcourses.com
The online artistic swimming courses are aimed at swimming instructors looking to expand their skill set, get creative with their participants in the water as well as generating new revenue streams for themselves or business and retaining their swimmers in classes. The courses are CIMPSA accredited and will also earn swimming teachers 1 STA point each.
The online courses introduce the basics of artistic swimming to swim instructors to learn easily online and in their own time. Emma Robinson from Emma’s Otters Swimming School said of the online courses; “I have found it to be one of the best online courses I have ever done, and it was really easy to follow and well laid out.” Mark McNichol from In at the Deep End also mentioned “The CPD is easy to follow, factual and informative. I feel more comfortable to integrate artistic swimming into my lessons and produce mini schemes of work.The artistic swimming courses are well planned and delivered, I love how you get videos throughout.”
The current courses are titled Experience and Explore & Expression. They cover a range of artistic swimming skills including body balance, sculling, team and partner work, eggbeater, underwater swimming and breath control, stroke creativity and formations. There are six lesson plans that accompany each course, which are alive to download after the course is completed. Certificates for the participants will be available soon with ten outcome skills each to be assessed on.
Artistic swimming, formerly known as synchronised swimming, improves stroke efficiency, water confidence, survival techniques, coordination, underwater orientation and provides new opportunities to explore creative, fun and expressive movements. It is suitable for all abilities after the beginner level and for all ages and gender. Philomena Geary from 1st Swim School mentioned in a tweet “Watched a group of 10 year old boys make up their own sequence tonight during their first ever artistic swimming lesson. Most hilarious and entertaining session ever. They loved it.”
The children, who have been lucky enough to try out some of the skills their swimming teacher learnt from the courses to teach them, are all responding with positive feedback. Maia, aged 12 said ” I have completed all my swimming grades so having new artistic swimming levels and certificates to aim for is a great challenge.” Whilst Melody, aged 7, says “I love dancing, gymnastics and swimming so artistic swimming means I get to do all the things I love at the same time.” Ryan, aged 10 added “I always thought artistic swimming was only for girls but I get to try loads of cool new skills and swim underwater which is awesome.”
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