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Swim Australia Launches New Courses for Teens and Adults

Swim Australia Launches New Courses for Teens and Adults
April 9, 2010

Swim Australia is to release a new Teacher of Adolescents and Adults course at the upcoming Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Convention.

The Swim Australia⢠Teacher of Adolescents and Adults possesses specific current knowledge related to learners approximately 14 years and older.

The self-paced study course has been authored by David Speechley and was developed by a Reference Group (for which Speechley was Course Project Manager) consisting of:

• Ross Gage, Chief Executive, ASCTA-Swim Australia;
• Steve Cornelius, National Coaching Director, Masters Swimming;
• Tony Keogh, Level 1 Masters, Bronze Coach; former National Coaching Director AUSSI Masters Swimming;
• Ted Tullberg, Level 1 Masters; Gold Coach;
• Roz Moller, Level 1 Masters; Bronze Coach;
• Raelene Ryan, Gold Coach; &
• Anita Killmier, Author Mastering Swimming; former National Coaching Director AUSSI Masters Swimming.

Topics within the course include Adults in Swimming; Factors in Adolescent and Adult Swimming; Pedagogy; Medical; Water Familiarisation; Personal Safety and Survival Drowning Tolls and Lesson Planning.

As Ross Gage explains, "with an aging population the course is very relevant to Australia's swimming needs."

For more information contact Swim Australia on 07 3202 8453.

The 18th Australasian/Oceania Swimming Professionals Convention and Trade Expo (ASCTA Convention) is being held at the Sofitel Hotel, Gold Coast between 27th April and 4th May.

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