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"Where everyone swims together...!"
"Where everyone swims together...!"

Welcome to VIRTUAL HALF Fish

Here we go with our attempt to try and develop our teachers whilst we get through the Co-Vid 19 crisis that has engulfed our leisure and swimming industry

 

So here we go ...

 

We know this is a difficult time for swimming teachers, many of us are self-employed or have our own pools.  Last month myself and Sarah (one of my swimming teachers) created a list of online / free / inexpensive cpds to keep ourselves busy (Sarah had just been to America and had to spend a couple of days in a hotel due to cancelled flights!) .....

 

As the Covid 19 situation developed we thought we would share our list ..... please feel free to add to this and share it .....

 

So to access the list see the table below

 

You will be directed to a new page, and then click on each of the hyperlinks to get you to the training that you want to do.

 

A suggestion from a fellow tutor was to charge for each download of the list ..... for those of you who know me – this hadn’t even crossed my mind – I just wanted to ensure we all have something positive and get through this difficult time ….. so

 

If you complete one of the CPDs we have added (or another one and let us know what it is so we can share it with everyone else), let us know by completing the table HERE – screen shot it if you want and we will send you a virtual certificate (you print it …. No cost to anyone – just time {which we have a lot of at the moment!!})

 

If you want to support our pool complete 10 CPDs and let us know (you will still get your certificates) but if you want a bespoke HALF Fish HQ medal we are offering these at £10 ….. we receive NO funding to help us keep our community pool open, so it will help us re-open and give our teachers hope that we will get through this ….. so study with VIRTUAL Fish …..

 

So who is going to be the first VIRTUAL HALF Fish!!!!

 

Put your full name in the column etc and then put the date against ANY of the CPD you complete ….many don’t have a certificate to go with them (or it costs to get one!)     

 

The hyperlinks should take you to the training                    

 

Just email halffish@hotmail.co.uk and we will produce you an electronic certificate for each one you complete.                                 

If you complete 10 cpd's and want to support us getting our pool back on tracj and would like a bespoke HALF Fish HQ medal for virtual learning let us know .... these cost £10                                 

 

Lets see how many people can become virtual HALF Fish!!!!

       
Notes - the hyperlinks should take you to the training.     We also have lots of resources on our website …. We will be adding to them weekly.  Please follow us on facebook HALF Fish HQ to get them as soon as we release them    
    Cost Offer
How to write a scheme of work
HALF Fish   Free
       
Full set of lesson plans for Swim England's Learn To Swim Framework stages 1-7 printed - 70 lessons and 7 overviews, get ready for when the pools are back open HALF Fish £30 +p&p  
       
Want to complete the theory part of Swim England Level 1 / Level 2 Teaching - do it in manageable chunks and complete your practical when we can get back in the pool? HALF Fish on asking  
       
Want to complete the STA Award and Certificate - do it in manageable chunks and complete your practical when we get back to the pool? HALF Fish on asking  
       
Swim England / IoS - you will need to register for an IoS account * free if member

Pool Plant Operator Revalidation

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3150

IoS £68  

Support Teacher of School Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3052

IoS £40  

Competitive Dives - Starts

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3042

IoS £15  

Introduction to Teaching Breaststroke 

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3194

IoS £15  

Health and Safety Introduction

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3126

IoS £60 *   

Introduction to Teaching Backstroke 

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3193

IoS £15  

Equality and Diversity

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3125

IoS £60 *  

Mobile Devices in Swimming Lessons

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3050

IoS   Free

Introduction to Teaching Frontcrawl 

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3192

IoS £15  

A Beginner's Guide to Refereeing Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3049

IoS   Free

GDPR Made Simple

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3123

IoS £60 *  

School Swimming and Water Safety Overview

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3048

IoS   Free

Slip, Trips and Falls

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3133

IoS £60 *  

Visually Impared Friendly Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3072

IoS   Free

Adult Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3256

IoS £25  

Manual Handling of People

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3132

IoS £60 * Free

Introduction to Disability Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3071

IoS   Free

Teaching School Swimming & Water Safety

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3237

IoS £25  

Lone Working for Managers

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3130

IoS £60 *  

Deaf Friendly Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3070

IoS   Free

Introduction to Teaching the Four Strokes

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3222

IoS £50  

Introduction to Para Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3069

IoS   Free

Basics of Frontcrawl and Backcrawl

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3221

IoS £25 Now Free

Swim England Train the Trainer

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3044

IoS   Free

Introduction to Butterfly

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3195

IoS £15  

Legionella

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3128

IoS £60 *  

Basics of Breaststroke and Butterfly

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3220

IoS £25 now FREE

Listening Skills

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3129

IoS £60 *  

Contemporary Issues

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3043

IoS   Free

Competitive Dives - Fundamentals

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3041

IoS £15  

Information Security

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3127

IoS £60 *  

Support Teacher of School Swimming

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3052

IoS £40  

Disney Inspired Activator Training

https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/3268

IoS £20  
       

Swim England Weekly Coffee Chats starting Thursday 2nd April - various dates and times

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/weekly-coffee-chats/

    Free

Swim England online Zoom Training - Swim School Not On The Road Roadshows

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/swim-school-roadshows/

     
  • 22 April 2020, 1-3 pm
  • An introduction to mental health for swimming teachers
  • 7 May 2020, 3-5 pm
    An introduction to lesson management 
  • 19 May 2020, 10 am-12 pm
    An introduction to improving strokes 
  • 03 June 2020, 1-3 pm
    An introduction to teaching in deep water 
  • 18 June 2020, 3-5pm
    An introduction to maintaining momentum 
  • 29 June 2020 10 am-12 pm
  • An introduction to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
    Free
Swimming Teaching and Lifesaving - you will need an STA account     

Teaching Adults

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/swimming-teaching-and-lifesaving-programmes/teaching-adults/

STA £25 now £12.50

STA International Learn to Swim Programme

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/swimming-teaching-and-lifesaving-programmes/ilsp-assessment-standards-programme/

STA   Free

Scouts Swimmer Staged Activity Badge Competence Programme

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/swimming-teaching-and-lifesaving-programmes/scouts-swimmer-staged-activity-badge-competence-programme/

STA   Free

School Swimming Academy CPD

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/swimming-teaching-and-lifesaving-programmes/school-swimming-academy-cpd/

STA   Free

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/swimming-teaching-and-lifesaving-programmes/safeguarding-children-young-people-and-vulnerable-adults/

STA £25 now £12.50

An Introduction to Cerebral Palsy and Swimming

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/swimming-teaching-and-lifesaving-programmes/cerebral-palsy-and-swimming/

STA £25 Now £12.50

Fire Safety Awareness

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/first-aid-and-health-and-safety-programmes/fire-safety-awareness/

STA £25 now £12.50

Atristic Swimming - Experience

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/artistic-swimming-programmes/artistic-swimming-experience/

STA £35

now

£24.50

Atristic Swimming - Explore and Expression

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/artistic-swimming-programmes/artistic-swimming-explore-and-expression/

STA £35 now £24.50

Supplementary Oxygen

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/up-skill-programmes/supplementary-oxygen-up-skill/

STA £10 now £5

Baby and Pre-School Diploma Up-Skill

STA   Free

Baby and Pre-School Submersion Up-Skill

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/up-skill-programmes/baby-and-pre-school-submersion-up-skill/

STA   Free

Open Water Swimming Coaching Pre-Course

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/up-skill-programmes/open-water-swimming-coaching-pre-course-programme/

STA £35 now £7.50

Teaching Swimming Tutor Up-Skill

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/up-skill-programmes/teaching-swimming-tutor-up-skill/

STA £25 now £7.50

Lifesaving Tutor Up-Skill

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/up-skill-programmes/lifesaving-tutor-up-skill/

STA £25 now £12.50

Baby and Pre-School Tutor Up-Skill

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/up-skill-programmes/baby-and-pre-school-swimming-tutor-up-skill/

STA £15 now £7.50

Customer Care

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/customer-care-programmes/customer-care/

STA £10 now £5

SEND & Swimming Part 2 - Nichola Smith

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

  £2  

Understanding Anxiety - Alex Barnett

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

  £2  

Water Safety for Children and Families - 17th April

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

    Free

Land Swimming mobility & Functionning - Joel Burman

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

    Free

Swimming Skills - Myths & Magic from Bernoulli to Buttefly - Wayne Goldsmith

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

  £2  

Building Confidence - Inspire Confidence through teaching & confidence

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

  £2  

Leasdership - Leading and Inspiring new leadership through swim teaching and coaching - Wayne Goldsmith

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

  £2  

Positive Behaviour Approach with Erika Gleeson of AutismSwim - 12th May 10-11am

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

  £5  

An Emotional Approach to Baby Swimming with Jo Wison from AquaSensory - 20th May 11-12 noon

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

  £2  
       

Teach children on the ASD spectrum  - Autism Swim  - Australia

https://autismswim.com.au/

  Charge  
Autism Awareness Coronovirus Resources     Free
       

Austswim - Australia

Online Professional De velopment - select from the list and then register 

https://oramsocb.austswim.com.au/coursefinder/

    Free
       

Teach people very scared  - Aquaphobia Instructor - UK

https://waterphobia.com/

  Charge  
       

Aquasensory - pre-school tribe training - free downloads and ideas newsletter - UK

https://aquasensory.com/courses/

  Charge  
https://aquasensory.com/shop/page/2/     Free
       

Angelfish - Swim Whisperers

https://swimangelfish.com/pricing/

  Charge  
Angelfish webinars - click on training page - link above     Free
       
Webinars - recordings to listen to, with notes if available

Inclusion 2020

 

SE   Free

Supporting Dementia

 

SE   Free

Dementia & Alzheimers

 

SE   Free

School Swim & Water Safety

 

SE   Free

School Swimming Webinar

 

SE   Free

Parkinson Power 

 

SE   Free

Inclusion in the Learn To Swim Framework

 

SE   Free

Exercise after Stroke (July 19)

 

SE   Free

Learn To Swim Adult Framework

 

SE   Free

Mental Health & Swimming

 

SE   Free

Arthritis in Swimming

 

SE   Free

Exercise after Stroke (March 19)

 

SE   Free

Respiratory Webinar March 2020

 

SE   Free

Myth Busting in the LTS Programme

 

SE   Free

Swim England Expected Standards Videos - UK

Free access from 01042020 to the expected standard video's on Vimeo

Please email learntoswim@swimming.org for an access code

  was £12 Now Free
       

Introduction to SEND and swimming 27/03/20

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

STA   Free

First Aid for Families 30/03/20

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

STA   Free

Using an Aquatic Helper in your programme 1/04/20

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

STA   Free

Customer Support 6/04/20

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

STA   Free

Aquaphobic Learning Programme 26/03/20

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

STA   Free

Elevate Your Brand 2/4/20

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

STA £5  

Water Safety for Families & Children 17/04/20

https://www.sta.co.uk/discounted-webinars-cpds/

STA   Free
       
RLSS - UK      

Rookie Lifeguard Instructor

https://www.rlssdirect.co.uk/ta/intro/192/

Upskill if you hold a Level 2 Teacher (any NGB) and a lifesaving / lifeguarding or rescue award (any NGB)

  £15  
Ongoing staff training for NPLQ holders     Free
       
Wayne Goldsmith - sports coaching guru! - Australia      

Coaching skills - various e-books 

https://wgcoaching.com/store/

  varies  

Podcasts - let us know which one you listened to for your cpd certificate

https://wgcoaching.com/series/sports-thoughts/

    Free

Swimming Cards and Activities from Wayne Goldsmith - Ready, Set, Race

https://www.half-fish-training.co.uk/swim-teacher-resources/pool-games-and-swimming-tips/

    Free
https://www.goldclassswimming.com/webinars/     Free
Podbean - podcasts from the world of swimming - Australia      

Lots of differing podcasts from around the world .... don't forget to let us know which one you listened to.  Recomend one for inclusion on here!

https://www.podbean.com/site/Search/index?v=swimming

    Free
       

ASCTA - AMerican Swim Coaches and Teachers

Webinars - free sign up

https://careers.ascta.com/expression-of-interest-for-pd/

    Free
       

Swim AngelFish - special needs swimming - new vidoes added daily

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXDPATOzvG4&feature=youtu.be

    Free
       
Your Potential International Swimming Academy - Denmark      

Join a weekly Facecbook live training on Thursdays with the team who presented at the World Aquatics Conference 2020

https://www.facebook.com/YPISAswimming/

    Free
       

Shaw Academy - online digital marketing diploma plus others

free access for 4 weeks

https://www.shawacademy.com/

    Free
       

Open University  - sports courses

http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/sport-fitness

  Varies  
       

Virtual College

https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/resources/free-courses

    Free
       

You Tube Creator Academy

https://creatoracademy.youtube.com/page/home

    Free
       

Barclays Lifeskills - help for tutors working with young people

https://barclayslifeskills.com/educators/lessons/

    Free
       
Kerri-Anne Payne & Straight Line Swimming - UK      

Breathing 

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/straight-line-swimming-programmes/breathing-by-straight-line-swimming/

    Free

Body Position

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/straight-line-swimming-programmes/body-position-by-straight-line-swimming/

  £39.99

now

£19.99 

Motion

https://www.safetytrainingawards.co.uk/online-learning/straight-line-swimming-programmes/motion-by-straight-line-swimming/

  £39.99 now £19.99
       

Land Training and Coaching

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/criteria-land-work-home-coronavirus-outbreak

     

Off the Blocks 

Information for competitive swimming - sign up 

https://offtheblocks.info/

    Free
       
Aquatics Tribe - USA      

Crisis Connection Training - online webinars - happening one a week

https://alive-solutions.thinkific.com/courses/alive-crisis-connection?fbclid=IwAR0XN4MV_Ai_iU19YKHCNnLyNjXdJnIGCwn_l7waOy7wqanY_C2LMNvRu8Y

    Free
Lots of other resources and blogs to read     Free
       
Future Learn      

Covid 19 Training

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/covid19-novel-coronavirus?

    Free
Other training courses available   charge and free
       
UK Coaching   some free  

Lots of resources - we will put them on in the future so you can link them to the Virtual Fish Challenge

https://www.ukcoaching.org/

     

Connected Coaches - sign up to receive weekly blogs and ideas

https://www.ukcoaching.org/join/community

    Free
       

Believe / Perform

     

Lots of sports psychology courses - was a 12 month subscription 

https://believeperform.com/

  charge  
       

Dementia Friends

Short online training and get your for-get-me-not ...... let me know so we count how many more champions we can bring on board (I can also get you a pin badge!)

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/

    Free
       
100% Me      

Clean Sport Advisors Course

http://ukad.coachwisehub.com/store/750681-clean-sport-advisor-course

    Free
       

The Performance Room

     

Sport and Business information/ articles / courses

Lots of resources I will link them individually later

https://www.theperformanceroom.co.uk/how-it-works/

    Free
       
Go Swim - USA      

Onine library of swim video's and lesson themes

https://www.goswim.tv/home

  various Now Free
       
Becky Adlington Training - BAT - UK      

Series of CPDs - now coming to online

https://www.beckyadlingtontraining.com/cpd

  £5  
       

BIG life Journal

     

Mindful and self-esteem activities - a free printable each week for use with young people ..... good to develop self-esteem in swimmers - sign up for the weekly newsletter

https://biglifejournal-uk.co.uk/

    Free
       
Swim with Jazz - Wales      

Free 2 week trial and blogs with Olympian Jazz Carlin

https://www.swimwithjazz.co.uk/

     
       
Gold Class Swimming - Australia      

Free online webinars for swimmers, coaches and parents

https://www.goldclassswimming.com/webinars/

    Free

Tell us which cpd's you have completed ... and we will send you your electronic certificate .... or join us in becoming Virtual HALF Fish, jut complete 10 CPDs ...... and send for your medal!!!

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01254 433840

 

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