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Pre-existing Medical Conditions in Aquatics

Pre-existing Medical Conditions in Aquatics

August 28, 2020

Patricia English is studying her Master's Degree at Central Queensland University.  What's it in you ask?

It is an investigation of the risk management of pre-existing medical conditions to minimise the incidence of fatal and non-fatal drownings within Australian Public facilities.

Listen to Trish talk about why she decided to study this and what the implications could be for the industry.

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Rural and Regional Support for Swimming Teachers: Cassee Evans

Rural and Regional Support for Swimming Teachers: Cassee Evans

August 7, 2020

Cassee Evans from Capella, QLD (population less than 1000), talks to Joy about the challenges of a rural/regional teacher and how she finds support.

What do you do for support? 

Social Media is great for our remote colleagues but what else is there?

 

Cassee Evans: www.streamlineswimming.com.au

Programming Essentials: Alina Graham: Part 2

Programming Essentials: Alina Graham: Part 2

July 31, 2020

After 5 episodes now of programming information, Alina Graham gives us the last of her ultimate list of programming essentials.

What elements need to be considered?  How complex is writing a program?

How does all of this impact teachers?

Programming Essentials: Alina Graham: Part 1

Programming Essentials: Alina Graham: Part 1

July 24, 2020

After 4 episodes of programming information, Alina Graham gives us her ultimate list of programming essentials.

What elements need to be considered?  How complex is writing a program?

How does all of this impact teachers?

This is part 1 of 2.  YES!  That's how big this list is.

Programming Series: Across Multiple Sites Part 2

Programming Series: Across Multiple Sites Part 2

July 20, 2020

The conversation continues this week with Chris Dellit and Mark and Peter Dalle Cort. 

We are in the process of trying to find out about what goes into programming and how teachers can ask for help, guidance, support, or even request changes or make suggestions to better the program.

It can be scary for teachers to approach management with suggested changes.  These conversations can be hard and if not met with respect on both sides of the fence, relationships and teaching outcomes can reduce.

How can we help these relationships flourish?

Programming Series: Across Multiple Sites

Programming Series: Across Multiple Sites

July 10, 2020

Continuing the conversation with Chris Dellit, we add in her two sons who both manage Swim Schools.  
It's interesting to hear how the programming works across multiple sites.

Quality Control is a big deal for large swim schools and hearing their creative solutions to this problem is wonderful.  

Programming Series: Skill Building Experience

Programming Series: Skill Building Experience

July 3, 2020

With over 40 years experience behind her, Chris Dellit, an award winning teacher talks to us about how she developed her program and how it's still evolving.  

Love Laugh Swim: Teachers have the ability to influence students in ways we cant imagine.

Programming Series: Sarah Morris from Central Queensland

Programming Series: Sarah Morris from Central Queensland

June 19, 2020

What goes into a program?  How do people create their own programs?  What can Teachers do if they don't like the programming being offered?

To kick off this series, I spoke with Sarah Morris, a fierce defender of her program to find out how she created it and what teachers can do if they don't like or disagree with the programming being offered.

 

 

COVID: Considerations on Restarting

COVID: Considerations on Restarting

June 5, 2020

It was great to catch up with Darren Lange, from Darren Lange Swimming Academy in Toowoomba, in Australia, after 16 years! 

An Olympic Swimmer and swim school owner for 26 years, Darren talks to us today about what considerations swim school owners have to think about before they can re-open as the COVID-19 Pandemic restriction are slowly lifted. 

Darren talks about his survey of his customers, teachers and other swim school owners and a few things teachers may not have considered regarding re-opening.

 

Part 2: Returning to Work - UK

Part 2: Returning to Work - UK

May 30, 2020

As swim schools start preparing (some already returned) to work, teachers need to know what changes they may come across when returning to work.  Let's face it, teaching swimming is going to look very different for quite some time!  

What this will look like may be totally different for each country, state, local council, shire, facility and teacher.

I have interviewed three swim schools from three different countries, 

to help teachers understand what changes they can possibly expect when they return to work.

Part 1: USA and Aus
Part 2: UK

IMG: Michael Dyrland

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