Category: Swimming

Head Coach of Launceston Swimming Club Vacancy

Launceston Swimming Club Seeks a New Head Coach

 Head Coach – Launceston, North Cornwall

Launceston Swimming Club is currently seeking a Head Coach to lead our existing team of coaches and poolside assistants in developing and enhancing the high-quality swim programme currently delivered to our talented and enthusiastic swimmers.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for a new Head Coach to establish an optimum development and competition swimming programme across the club. We would welcome new ideas and thinking to deliver an inspirational programme that our committed members deserve.

We are a competitive development club, offering all swimmers, from Swim England Level 7 through to our successful regional swimmers, the opportunities and skill development to progress their competitive swimming careers.

As Head Coach you’ll be enthusiastic about advancing swimming throughout the club with an ability to inspire all ability levels, communicate and work effectively with swimmers, coaches, parents and committee.

The successful applicant will be required to attend most galas to encourage and support all our swimmers, who range from first time entrants through to swimmers at county, regional & national level.

The Club is Swim Mark accredited and you will be supported by our existing committed and enthusiastic coaching team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver, in conjunction with the coaching team, a coordinated training programme across all swim groups in line with LTAD
  • Plan a competition calendar, ensure attendance and support of swimmers at these galas
  • Take an active role in team selection
  • Organise regular coaching team meetings to ensure swimmer progress and continuity across the coaching team
  • Manage the coaching rota
  • Develop a positive working partnership with all swimmers and parents, providing feedback to parents at regular progress meetings
  • Attend committee meetings, as required, by the Club Committee
  • Follow the Swim England Child Protection Policy and ensure it is promoted
  • Comply with the Club Policies


You will be up-to-date with current swim coaching techniques to develop swimmers to their individual maximum potential.

You must be qualified to ASA Level 2 or above in Coaching Swimming.


A competitive rate is on offer to the successful candidate.  To be discussed at interview.


Launceston Swimming Club is based in North Cornwall and trains at Phoenix Leisure Centre, Launceston.

To view our current training times, visit

 How to apply

Please submit your C.V. and a short summary of why you are interested in this role to Helen Ward, LSC Chair at

by Monday 21stMay 2018.


Level One – Coach Assistant

Hi everyone

I have forwarded this e mail as I would like to get an Assistant coaching course running in the region and you have either expressed an interest or you are involved in club swimming.  Please pass this e mail to anyone you know who might be interested.

The likely venue is Saltash leisure centre which is easily accessible from Devon or Cornwall.  The course will be blended which means the learner does most of the theory in their own time on the computer and then we have a few face to face sessions to do the practical.  The most likely times are 2 x Friday evenings and 2 x Sundays, probably lunchtime until about 7pm (TBC), these would fit in with the club swimmers for us to coach.

The 2nd and the 4th and the 23rd and 25th November look like the best dates for this.  Check your diary’s and see if this works for you and your clubs.

Please would you e mail me to confirm your interest (not a binding commitment) so that we can get this going by Monday 21st May.  If you want to do it but the venue doesn’t suit you please let me know where you would like a course to be held.  It may be that we can get 2 courses running.

Kind regards

Wendy Dalton

Swim England Tutor/Assessor/L3 Coach

Devon ASA Talent Camp

The first of the talent camp days was held at Mount Kelly on the 22ndApril 2018. The event was attended by 24 swimmers that had been selected following the Devon Championships and 8 staff to support the swimmers. In total 12 clubs from across the county were represented.

The day consisted of a one hour gym session which focussed on Fundamental Movement Skills such as coordination, throwing, jumping and balance. There were two one hour pool sessions, held in the 25m pool, where the focus was very much on skills such as streamlining, aquatic alignment, underwater skills and transition into the stroke, although there was still time for a very exciting skills relay at the end of the second session. A one hour presentation was given in the afternoon on Effective Stroke Technique by Head Coach, Neil Shire, which was attended by both swimmers and parents.

The objective of the day was not only to pass on high standards of skills and behaviours to the swimmers that can be taken back to their home programmes but also to develop the skills and knowledge of the support staff of coaches and team managers. British Swimming very much see these days as the first step along the development pathway of both swimmers and support staff. Two further talent days with the same swimmers and support staff is planned for July and October.


Devon County Championship Hats 2018

Devon County Championships and Age Group hats

now available.

We apologise for the late arrival of these for this years competitions but this was outside of our control and has been due to issues with our suppliers.

Orders can be made for payment and collection at next weekends 3rd and 4th of February 2018. They will also be at the relays and Interclub weekend in March.

They may be purchased individually at £8 each but we can accept reservation orders by clubs for multiple purchases. Bulk orders to Sue Haigh on       

Masters/Senior 2018 Programme of Events and Entry Information

Each event will be swum Senior Ladies, Senior Men, Masters Ladies, and Masters Men

Both the100m IM and 200m Freestyle will be swum as mixed events.

Order of Events

                             100m Freestyle Event 1,2,3,4

                              50m Breaststroke Event 5,6,7,8

                             100m Butterfly Event 9,10,11,12

                              50m Backstroke Event 13,14,15,16

                             100m IM Mixed   Senior Ladies/Senior Men, Masters Ladies/Masters Men Event 17, 18


                             50m Freestyle Event 19,20,21,22

                            100m Backstroke Event 23,24,25,26

                              50m Butterfly Event 27,28,29,30

                             100m Breaststroke Event 31,32,33,34

                             200m Freestyle Mixed (as above) Event 35, 36

Relay Events These events are run as a fun participation event and will be swum at the end of the meet. There are no age groups and events will be swum as

                            200m Men Relay

                        200m Ladies Relay

                        200m Freestyle Mixed (2 of each Sex)

                        200m Men Medley Relay

                           200m Ladies Medley Relay

                        200m Freestyle Mixed (2 of each age Sex)

Please read the Devon County Masters/Senior Conditions for entry into this event.

All entries must come via a club, on a Hytek file, no individual entries will be excepted.

Closing Date 1st June 2018

 Meet Events-Devon County Seniors Gala 2018-01Jul2018-001

Meet Events-Devon County Masters Gala 2018-01Jul2018-001

Entry Form Masters 2018

Entry Form Seniors 2018

Devon County 2018 Qualifying Times/Programme of events

Hi Everyone

It is now December and there is something happening on the 25th? so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Thank you all for all the help and support you have given to me over the year with out you all, our competitions would not happen.

We are on the run up to the closing date  for the Championships and Age Groups which is the 9th December. Please can you read the Devon County Conditions and make sure that all your entries comply with them. It clearly states which set of conversion tables should be used when converting 50m events to 25m a link is there for you.

Any entries rejected by the ASA Rankings will be sent back and the whole of your entries will need to be checked by you, and will not be entered until I receive your corrected file with no errors.

Dont forget to let Kathy Forward have the names of your officials.

Many Thanks


Devon County ASA 2018 County Conditions, meet program, para consideration times, entry forms

Hi all

I am attaching the Devon County ASA 2018 County Conditions, meet program, Hy Tek file, para consideration times, entry forms and converted times notification sheet which will need to be returned to me with your entries showing which entry times have been converted.

Please read the conditions carefully and display for all to see so they are fully aware of entry requirements.  I shall be rejecting any incorrect entry,sending back for all your entries to be checked, then resubmitted to me before they are excepted.

The distance (800/1500m) entry times shown are long course.

2018 Programme

2018 Championship Conditions

2018 Championship Qualifying Times

Converted Times Notification Sheet

Devon 2018 Para Consideration times

Mens 2018 entry form

Womens 2018 Entry Form

Devon County Champs 2018 Hy Tek File