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Introducing the new ICOACHKIDS website

Introducing the new ICOACHKIDS website

Another great initiative from our partners at the ICCE. ICOACHKIDS is a non-profit global movement. Their mission is to help kids get the most out of sport. The online platform gives youth sport coaches the knowledge and tools to share and learn from one another, so...

ICCE Coach Survey

ICCE Coach Survey

The ICCE is part of the European project Skills4Coach that strives to support the strengthening of sports coaches’ skills and profiles by creating innovative training materials and establishing a coaching network. As part of this project there is a survey that we...

Piatrikova added to BSCA / ASCA lineup

Piatrikova added to BSCA / ASCA lineup

The next addition to the BSCA / ASCA European Coaches Clinic can be announced and we are pleased to confirm that Eva Piatrikova will be doing a series of sessions in Birmingham 9-11 June 2023. Eva is established as a performance consultant and physiologist in swimming...

Smith is new BSCA Chair

Smith is new BSCA Chair

As many will be aware, Nathan Hilton is about to take up a new post with British Swimming, in which we wish him every success. He has therefore decided to step down from the position of BSCA Chair and we thank him for his support & the work he has done with us....

BSCA members can gain ASCA Coach qualifications

BSCA members can gain ASCA Coach qualifications

The BSCA is now offering members an opportunity to gain internationally recognised ASCA Level 1-3 certification in partnership with our colleagues at ASCA, the American Swimming Coaches Association. ASCA have developed a new offering which combines BSCA & ASCA...

Cross Atlantic Partnership Arrangement Agreed for Swim Coach Bodies

Cross Atlantic Partnership Arrangement Agreed for Swim Coach Bodies

The British Swimming Coaches Association (BSCA), the only independent body representing swim coaches in the UK, is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with the globally respected American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA). The Agreement will give members of...

Hilton takes on role of Acting BSCA Chair

Hilton takes on role of Acting BSCA Chair

The BSCA are pleased to announce that Nathan Hilton has been appointed as Acting Chair of the Association  through to the next AGM. Hilton was Head Coach at Cleethorpes back in 2003 before becoming Head Performance Swimming Coach when the programme at The Royal...

BSCA Recognises Swim Coaches Old & New

BSCA Recognises Swim Coaches Old & New

After a year with little activity the British Swimming Coaches Association (BSCA) has rebuilt it coaching awards and has chosen recent news to recognise GB Coaches of the past. The Association, which represents coach members the length & breadth of the UK...

BSCA Coaching Awards return

BSCA Coaching Awards return

The BSCA are pleased to announce that our Coaching Awards are returning this year after a triumphant return to coaching at a range of events this year, most notably at the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo. As well as our established Awards, we will also be...

Review clears former COSC Coaches of any safeguarding concerns

Review clears former COSC Coaches of any safeguarding concerns

As the former coaching staff at City of Oxford SC (COSC), Amanda Booth, Mikey Hire, Fabian Whitbread, Zichen Liu & Matt Croyle, prepare to start exciting new projects (more of which soon), the BSCA is aware of a report drafted in the light of the matters that the...

Ex-Oxford Coaches need your help

Ex-Oxford Coaches need your help

Dear Coaches As you may have seen on our Facebook page, on 5th March 2021, 5 swim coaches at the City of Oxford SC were suspended after raising a formal grievance on matters pertaining to their mental health & personal well-being. This led to them then facing...

Coach Welfare in Crazy Times – downloads

Coach Welfare in Crazy Times – downloads

Members can download a recording of the excellent presentation from Kim Mortimer, MSc using the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/apXBHh8CsKDWmPGKtxu8YO2Jj44G3HBn97nJB8TJmVslSW42AhwJlQTLUbwFgr0.xpFrzFEaczYmZcwM Passcode: p@Fdd2+e A PDF of the presentation...

The Changing Strokes – Part 1 – The 13 Racing Styles

The Changing Strokes – Part 1 – The 13 Racing Styles

BSCA Zoom presentation - Wed 6th January 2021, 12 noon - lasting 60 minutes We hope all members have been able to enjoy some positivity during the Xmas week, in these difficult, difficult times. To help all keep focus the BSCA are pleased to offer members the...

Redefining training demands during a pandemic at PSV Eindhoven

Redefining training demands during a pandemic at PSV Eindhoven

From our friends at Science for Sport… 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results' - Albert Einstein When circumstances change, our approach needs to also. This statement remains true for athlete physical preparation...

Exiting furlough – how do we exit and what is next?

Exiting furlough – how do we exit and what is next?

Given the excellent news of pools reopening on 25 July, our members who have been furloughed can now start preparing for a return to the pool. We ask that members continue to consider the BSCA Guidelines as part of their planning and be cognisant of the information...

To Return or Not to Return – that is the question?

To Return or Not to Return – that is the question?

Today we await the announcement from the Prime Minister about the latest relaxations since the lockdown in March. We hope above hope that July 4th sees a return to not only pubs, restaurants & cinemas but also leisure centres and indoor pools too. The BSCA...

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