Harry Wright International Swimming Lessons in Hong Kong - Harry Wright International
 

Conferences

Organised by the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and Harry Wright International, this event is proudly supported by the Hong Kong Swimming Teachers Association and features keynote Presenter, Mr. Doug Frost plus other international Presenters.


Where: South China Athletics Association (practical pool sessions) and Cosmopolitan Hotel (Bronze theory lectures). The swimming pool, lecture room and recommended accommodation are all located in close proximity.
When: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February, 2016 including the following options:

Swim Australia™ Teacher accreditation course 26 February 2016 (9.00am to 6.00pm) (South China Athletics Association Pool)

Swim Australia™ Teacher of Baby and Toddler accreditation course 27 February 2016 (9.00am to 3.30pm) (South China Athletics Association Pool)

Swim Australia™ Teacher of Competitive Swimming accreditation course 27 February 2016 (9.00am to 5.30pm) (South China Athletics Association Pool)

Bronze Coaching accreditation course 28 February 2016 (9.00am to 6.00pm) (Cosmopolitan Hotel am and SCAA Pool pm)


Options: Conference delegates may choose to attend one, two or three days of the conference. Pool-based as well as lecture-based presentations are on offer. Attendees may mix and match whatever sessions they choose. Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are provided for all attendees on all days.

Attendees wishing to gain accreditation in any of the four accreditation courses on offer will receive an enrolment plus the course resources and must attend a defined range of presentations. Please book early for the courses as a CD Rom or online theory can be delivered to you for pre-course theory work. (Note that these may also be completed post course if necessary).

All attendees will receive a package of bonus handouts and DVDs. A Trade Expo during the refreshment breaks will allow for plenty of networking opportunities

Preferred Accommodation: Special discount accommodation package rates (including a daily buffet Breakfast) apply for ASCTA Conference attendees at the suggested accommodation (also the location of theory sessions) - the Cosmopolitan Hotel. This hotel is conveniently located close to the vibrant heart of Hong Kong Island and to public transport. Travel is easy from the International Airport plus a wide selection of eateries and restaurants are close by.

Bookings must be made by the 31st December directly to the hotel via https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=60577&Chain=12745&promo=ASCTA to guarantee the special conference room rate. Of course you may also choose to stay elsewhere if you desire.

Keynote Presenter: Doug Frost is best known internationally as the coach of Ian Thorpe. It is our privilege to have Doug present the Bronze coaching course which focuses on interclub competitive coaching through to elite level swimmers. Doug was a coach on the Australian teams for the 1995, 1997 and 1999 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, 1998 World Aquatic Championships, 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He is an ASCTA Life Member.

Friday 26 February 2016 Schedule

South China Athletics Association Pool (SCAA) 88 Caroline Hill Road, Hong Kong www.scaa.org.hk

All topics today are practically orientated and pool based with swimmers in the water and live demonstrations. Attendees should also participate in the water. Topics on this schedule are targeted at basic level learn to swim and teaching water safety and survival skills.

8.30am SAT Course Registration opens at the South China Athletics Association Pool
9.00am Introducing the Beginner to Water^ John Woolford
10.00am Refreshments  
10.15am Teaching basic Freestyle^ John Woolford
11.15am Teaching basic Breaststroke^ John Woolford
12.15pm Lunch provided at SCAA outdoor dining area  
1.15pm Teaching basic Backstroke^ Viki Kendrick
2.15pm Teaching basic Butterfly^ Viki Kendrick
3.15pm Refreshments  
3.30pm Teaching personal safety and survival skills^ Viki Kendrick
4.30pm Rescues^ Viki Kendrick
5.30pm Micro Teaching^ Viki Kendrick
6.00pm Finish  

Swim Australia™ Teacher accreditation Students - Attend all sessions above marked with a “^”, pay the course fee (includes ASCTA membership), complete a self-paced CD ROM and a competency signoff to gain the accreditation valid for 4 years.


Schedule of presentations: The attached schedule is subject to change without notice.

To Register: Go online to https://ors.eventair.com/asctainternational2016/regos or complete and return the attached hard copy registration form.

Costs: 3 Days Conference USD $770
2 Days Conference USD $600
1 Day Conference USD $350
If you wish to gain accreditation, you only pay a course fee (unless other convention days selected):
Swim Australia™ Teacher (SAT) Course USD $430
Swim Australia™ Teacher of Baby and Toddler (SAT B&T) Course USD $380
Swim Australia™ Teacher of Competitive Swimming (SAT CS) Course USD $430
Bronze Coaching Accreditation Course USD $600

Saturday 27 February 2016 Schedule

South China Athletics Association Pool (SCAA) 88 Caroline Hill Road, Hong Kong www.scaa.org.hk

8.30am SAT B&T Course Registration opens at the South China Athletics Association pool
9.00am Dry Skills for Babies and Toddlers
• Dry-land empathy drills
• Bath-time practical
• Strategies for dealing with difficult beginners
• Observe babies and toddlers in action (real or via video)
Eve Fraser
10.00am Refreshment break  
10.15am Wet Skills for Babies (Dolls) Entries and exits
• Holds
• Pre-submersion and submersion
• Turning
• Early buoyancy and locomotion
• Mat work
• Fun action songs and games for babies
Eve Fraser
11.45am Lunch  
12.45pm Wet Skills for Toddlers (Dolls/Fellow Students)
• Entries and exits
• Water confidence and familiarisation
• Pre-submersion and submersion
• Breath control
• Flotation
• Kicking and paddling
• Mini strokes
• Fun games and challenges to ensure Toddlers learn through play
Eve Fraser
2.15pm Refreshment break  
2.30pm Programming
• Lesson planning by development level
• Lesson planning practical delivery
Eve Fraser
3.30pm Finish  

Swim Australia™ Teacher of Baby and Toddlers accreditation Students - Attend all sessions above marked with a “#”, pay the course fee (includes ASCTA membership), complete a self-paced CD ROM and a competency signoff to the accreditation valid for 4 years. Attend should also participate in the water.

Sunday 28 February 2016 Schedule

South China Athletics Association Pool (SCAA) 88 Caroline Hill Road, Hong Kong www.scaa.org.hk
Cosomopolitan Hotel Sports Road, Hong Kong www.hkjc.com/english

All topics today are focus on developing swimmers in training squads to their fullest potential. The mix of theory sessions deliver knowledge in a holistic approach, delving into energy systems; writing effective daily, weekly and seasonal training programs; mental approaches; effective communication; elite stroke mechanics and coach planning. The keynote presenter, Doug Frost is a Platinum Level Coach.

All theory sessions are at the Cosomopolitan Hotel followed by practical sessions at the South China Athletics Association swimming pool. The attendees will walk together between the two venues.

8.30am Bronze Course Registration opens at Cosomopolitan Hotel
9.00 – 9.15am Welcome and Introduction* David Speechley
9.15 – 9.45am Questions From What Was Learnt Online* Doug Frost
9.45 – 11.00am Writing Programs* Doug Frost
11.00 – 11.15am Refreshments
11.15 – 12.15pm Program Writing Workshop & Facilitiation* Doug Frost
12.15 – 12.45pm Travel to South China Athletics Pool
12.45 – 1.45pm Lunch at SCAA outdoor dining area
1.45 – 3.45pm Practical Race Analysis, Freestyle and Butterfly* Doug Frost
3.45 – 4.00pm Refreshments
4.00 – 6.00pm Practical Breaststroke, Backstroke, Starts, Turns and Finishes* Doug Frost

Bronze accreditation Students- Attend all the sessions above marked with a “*”, pay the course fee to receive the online portal access, ASCTA Membership and upon the satisfactory completion of the workbook gain an International Bronze accreditation.

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