ASCA Level 1 & Level 2 Schools | Dubai

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Level 1: The Foundations of Coaching

The Foundations of Coaching course covers the fundamental principles of swimming and swim coaching. The course is designed to introduce coaches to the philosophy our sport, and empower coaches on the pool deck. Topics covered include swim management, coaching communication, teaching methods, and guidance on developing young athletes.

Level 2: The Stroke School

This course builds off the material in the Level 1 School, and is designed to educate coaches on constructing the best strokes for their swimmers during practice.  The primary reason parents bring their children to practice is to learn how to swim better—This is where it starts. Topics covered include:

  • Biomechanics and Scientific Principles for the Understanding the Swimming Strokes
  • Teaching Progressions for Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle
  • Effective Starts and Turns
  • Skills and Methods for Better Coaching

About the Instructor

The Level 1 & 2 School is taught by ASCA International Director Kelsey Ida.  A former ASCA Fellow and USA Swimming Age-Group coach, Ida also brings experience working in international development and non-profit organizations (both domestically and abroad). Ida is a swimming alumna of the University of Nebraska, where she took her BA in Political Science, Philosophy, & International Studies. She also swam for Oxford University before graduating with a Master of Science in 2012

Learn More About the Clinic

Contact Person: Mohamed Helmy, Professional Sports and Lifeguard Services
Phone: +971588243192
Email: Sportslifeguard@gmail.com