SwimOntario Offering Competition Coach Course

NCCP Competition Coach WORKSHOP #1 Course

Swim Ontario will be hosting Workshop #1 of the Competitive Swimming Course over the TWO weekends: 

  • April 8-11, 2010 (McMaster U. in Hamilton)
  • October 7-10, 2010 (Univ. of Western Ontario in London, ON)

Information is posted under "program announcements" on the Swim Ontario website and it is also posted below.  

You can now register for the course at https://registration.swimming.ca/Courseslistpublic.aspx.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact either christy@swimontario.com - 416-426-7465 or lindsay@swimontario.com - 416-426-7464. 

Part 1:  April 8-11, 2010 – McMaster University, Hamilton.

Rooms have been blocked at the following hotel – please reference Swim Ontario when booking your room:

Visitors Inn (www.visitorsinn.com)
649 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 1A2
(905) 529-6979

Part 2:  October 7-10, 2010 – University of Western Ontario, London. (TBC)

Participant Fee - $900 Inclusive – When registering participants can pay the full fee or can choose to pay in two installments.  Please see registration page for further details.

FUNDING AVAILABLE: The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO), through the Quest for Gold Enhanced Coaching Funds, has available funds to coaches who enroll in this workshop.  Through the CAO coaches can receive an NCCP Bursary which provides 75% of the course fee back plus mileage reimbursement. 

To find details on this funding and other NCCP funding and also the process for applying please go to the CAO Quest for Gold Enhanced Coaching page:www.coachesontario.ca/q4g

Swim Ontario STRONGLY ENCOURAGES participants to fill out the CAO bursary application IMMEDIATELY following registration for this workshop.

For further details participants can also contact:

Jenna Falls

Coach Education Coordinator

Coaches Association of Ontario 3 Concorde Gate Suite 108
Toronto, ON M3C 3N7 Tel:  416-426-7427  Fax: 416-426-7331

Workshop Pre-Requisites:  Participants must have completed Competitive Development Coach Multi-sport modules: Developing Athletic Abilities & Coaching and Leading PRIOR to April 7th, 2010.  Coaches can access these multi-sport workshops either by home-study or in-class workshops via www.coachesontario.ca

Pre-Course Assignments: Upon registration, paid participants will be emailed pre-course work to be completed prior to April 7th.

Participants will also be given take home assignments to be completed and applied in home club environments between the April workshop and the October workshop.

 Details of Workshop Schedule:  

Each workshop will run over four days and include classroom, dry land, and water sessions.  It is mandatory for participants to attend all sessions.

General Topics:


  1. Introduction to Competitive Development Coach
  2. Developing Swimmer Abilities
  3. Performance Planning
  4. Coach Management


 A complete schedule for each workshop weekend will be emailed out following registration.

Master Facilitator - Mark Fellner

Canadian Sport Center - Ontario Specialists - Dr. Greg Wells; Carolyn Taylor

Note these workshops will be integrated into the Swim Ontario Train to Compete Camps (TTC) – participating staff:  Dean Boles; Kelly Steeves; and TTC special guests and TTC athletes will also be working with course participants.

Post-Workshop Evaluations:

Following completion of the April and October workshops, participants will schedule evaluators for home-club and competition evaluation.  Details of these evaluations will be emailed out to course participants.

Questions – please contact christy@swimontario.com or lindsay@swimontario.com