There are a number of courses coming up for swimming coaches/teachers and young volunteers….see the  information below.

If you are interested in doing any of the courses, especially the Level 1 Coaching or Level 2 Coaching the practical sessions for which will be during Club training sessions, please speak to either Mark Stowe on and/or Kate Lloyd on

Young Volunteer Programme

Saturday 23rd November – RLSS UK, Redhill House, 227 London Road, Worcester, WR5 2JG

The West Midlands Young Volunteer Programme is open to any Swim England club member from within the West Midlands aged 14 – 16 years on the day of the programme. There are a total of 60 places available on the programme. 30 in Staffordshire and 30 in Worcestershire. The cost per young volunteer is £25.00. Places will be confirmed on a first come first serve basis.

The project will give you the skills, experience and qualification to help volunteer at your club. Volunteering is a really great way of giving something back to your club, but it also gives you valuable life skills in preparation for adulthood.

This year’s programme will include:

  • Timekeeper Course – This is an introduction into the world of the swimming official. It covers the practical aspects of what is required of a Timekeeper, by means of a short theory session followed by a practical assessment. Practical aspect must be completed at your home club in your own time.
  • Young Aquatic Helper Course – Designed for people who wish to actively assist on poolside in any aquatic environment e.g. clubs or learn to swim schemes. Practical aspect must be completed at your home club in your own time.
  • Core Skills First Aid – This course is designed to ensure volunteers are equipped with the vital life-saving skills to be the difference in a first aid emergency e.g Recovery position, asthma, choking.
  • You are required to complete at least 10 hours volunteering at your club, and to attend and help at a County and/or regional event. You will be given a log book for completion when attending the course.

Please note: If you are able to provide a basic stopwatch for the Young Volunteer attending the workshop, this would be appreciated.

The closing date for registration is 8th November 2019.

Registration link:

Please contact for more information.

Coaching courses in the West Midlands area 2019

Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach

Perdiswell Leisure Centre: 15 Nov (evening only), 16, 17 Nov

Wreking college: 16 June, 5 and 7 July

Swim England Swimming Coach

Perdiswell Leisure Centre: 14, 15, 21, 22 Sept, final assessment 3 Nov

Stafford Leisure Centre: 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 Oct, final assessment 30 Nov

 Please speak to Mark Stowe or Kate Lloyd if you are interested in a coaching course and would like more information. Funding is available to club members who are happy to volunteer their time poolside. Bookings need to be made through West Midlands swimming via Kate Lloyd:

Local swimming teacher courses 2019 

Swim England level 1 Swimming Assistant (teaching)

Bromsgrove Sports and Leisure: 13, 14, 20, 21 July

Perdiswell Leisure Centre: 25, 26, 27, 28 July

Malvern College: 28, 29, 30, 31 October

 Swim England level 2 Swimming Teacher

Perdiswell Leisure Centre: 10, 11, 17, 18, 31 August + 1, 7, 8 September

Bromsgrove Sports and Leisure: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Oct

 For a full list of teaching opportunities and more information on course content, times and prices please visit: Funding opportunities also available for these courses for our club members who are happy to volunteer their time poolside. Please speak to Mark Stowe or Kate Lloyd.

Safeguarding and protecting children courses available;

3rd June 2019 – 6pm-9pm held at Worcester University, book by clicking here 

Masters Development Day – Sunday 15th September, more details available here