Posted on Sunday 8th October, 2023

Assessment Day for Trainee Coaches

Hobart Aquatic Club members turned out in force on Sunday 7 October to support their three trainee coaches – Jodie Bennett, Tony Forman and Rebecca Laletin – who were undergoing their Practical Assessment task, as part of their training for the Club Coach accreditation program. Feedback provided by the swimmers after the session was very positive, and they clearly enjoyed their workout and the comprehensive feedback provided by the coaches.

Jodie, Tony and Rebecca are responding to the call by MSA for all Clubs to ensure their coaches on deck have the appropriate training and skills to deliver a safe program to swimmers. By January 2024 all Masters coaches on pool deck will need to be qualified and hold a level of accreditation – either as Session Leaders or fully accredited Club Coaches.  Masters Swimming Tasmania also recognises the tremendous contribution that our Coaches make towards providing fun and safe training experiences for our members.

Apart from the online component of their training, the three HAC trainees have developed a Club Plan and continue to learn from each other. The Club Plan will ensure continuous improvement for both coaches and swimmers alike in an environment that promotes learning, sharing, reflection and improvement. This will help to keep the joy in coaching and no doubt the club will continue to thrive.

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