How to become a swimming coach
You need to receive a specialized education
A swimming coach is a profession that requires special training. It is necessary not only to know the theory of swimming well and to swim well. We need many years of special training and practice. Usually, swimming trainers are people with higher education in the profile or former athletes. At work, they prefer to employ applicants not below the CCM. It is often possible to meet a master of international level or a prize-winner of the championship.
A person who has a higher physical education and pedagogical education can also become a good coach. It is necessary to learn the methods of teaching, to understand well the special disciplines, such as anatomy, physiology.
Training of swimming trainers in the center
Currently, every fitness center or the Sports Palace has its own swimming trainer. Training trainees under the necessary coaching standards is held on the spot. It can vary, because all clubs adhere to their proven methods for years. The teaching methods of all have their own, have a certain direction and rules. Therefore, the management of sports centers prefers to train the trainers independently, in accordance with their own direction.
Despite this, for the future swimming coach it will be superfluous to undergo additional training courses. This will not only give him a good physical preparation, but also raise his authority in the eyes of the club's administration.
Additional knowledge will help to become an excellent coach
In addition to direct duties, a good swimming coach must possess certain knowledge, skills and abilities. He should be an excellent teacher, use various methods of educational and organizational work, especially if his activities are connected with children. Often the coach needs psychological support from the coach.
In addition, the coach should be aware of the rules for safe behavior on the water; sanitary and hygienic standards for the content of swimming pools; safety standards and industrial sanitation.
All his knowledge, the swimming coach should, if necessary, be able to apply in practice. For example, it is very important to provide first aid. After all, sometimes you have to try on the role of the rescuer and pull the victim out of the water. It is necessary to bring him to consciousness, to release the lungs from liquid, to eliminate convulsions.
Knowing all the features of this profession and the ability to apply your experience in practice will help you become a good coach, who will be recruited at any sports center.