Swim Dynamics Level 2 course is for people wishing to become swimming coaches or teachers to children between 7 and 15 years old.

One of the contributors to the course content is Warren Vercueil who has trained swimmers in Switzerland for the last 30 years. He has produced 5 Swiss champions and has run many courses with Olympic swimmers.

Our directors, Bev Verweij and Dee Barnard, have also made significant contributions to the content of this course.

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Level 2 Course

Are you interested in participating in the Level 2 Course?

We will go to any venue but there needs to be at least 10 candidates. The course fee will need to be increased to cover accommodation and travel costs for the facilitator.

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Level 2 Course Content

  • Advanced swimming for youth between the ages of 8 to 15
  • Introduction
  • Components of performance in sport
  • Stroke technique – crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • Stroke analysis – crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • Stroke correction – crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • Effective drills to correct strokes – crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly
  • Drills used to improve co-ordination, rhythm, speed, stamina, strength and endurance.
  • Starts – Stroke specific starts. FINA rules
  • Turns – Stroke specific turns. FINA rules
  • Endings – Stroke specific endings. FINA rules
  • Land training
  • Flexibility, stretching and strength
  • Training methods
  • Teaching programmes and how you should execute the trainings
  • Materials – Paddles, kick boards, fins, pull-buoy
  • Endurance, stamina and speed
  • Working with the clock
  • Early, mid and late season
  • Competition preparation
  • Psychological aspects and physical needs regarding these age groups
  • How to brand yourself and/or your swim school

In order to attend the Level 2 Course:

  • The Swim Dynamics Level 1 course, or another LTS reputable course. If you have completed another programme, you will need to send us the course outline so we can determine whether you will be able to cope with our training. Theoretical and practical examinations are held at the end of the course, with a certificate of achievement being awarded on completion.
  • You must have at least 1 year of swim teaching experience.
  • You must have a valid CPR certificate before exams can be done.
  • You are also required to do a CPR course before the exam can be done.
  • If you reside outside SA and wish to attend our courses you may do the practical exam via video and the theory exam is done in the form of an open book exam.
  • For candidates wanting to do the full course and not just a workshop, theoretical and practical exams will be held within 6 months after the course completion. The candidates have 6 months to complete their logging and return to do the exams.
  • A certificate of attendance is awarded on the last day of the course for candidates attending as a workshop only.