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New coach e-learning module focuses on Para-swimming

Swimming Canada has produced a comprehensive new e-learning module for coaches that serves as an introduction to Para-swimming.

Senior Manager of Domestic Operations Suzanne Paulins is an enthusiastic proponent of the program, noting it is “like nothing else we have ever had.”

The cost of the program is just $15 and is available on the Swimming Canada Learning Management System. ( Participants are asked to select the coaches tab and sign-in with their login information.

“It’s been a long time coming and we’re excited we were able to make his new module a reality,” Paulins said.

“Education, awareness and understanding are the bedrock of an enjoyable and positive experience in our sport for all participants,” added Associate Director of High Performance and Para-swimming National Coach Wayne Lomas. “This e-module provides a terrific, contemporary way of helping coaches expand their knowledge and understanding of Para-swimming.”

“The completion of this learning tool completes a vision I had when I started with Swimming Canada 10 years ago. The introductory of an on line learning tool for Para Swimming is the beginning of so much more than just a learning tool for coaches. It will be a game changer when it comes to awareness and acceptance,” said Janet Dunn, Swimming Canada’s Para-swimming Performance Pathway coach and national classification lead,

Swimming Canada’s Paralympic program staff regrouped with the domestic operations team in October and the team worked together to launch the new module last month.

“The team really came together, between the domestic operations team and the Paralympic program team, we worked together to develop the module and get it launched. This is one more tool to help our NCCP coaches offer the best programs possible to swimmers of all abilities,” Paulins said.

Lomas expects the new e-module to pay dividends for many years.

“Helping coaches develop a greater understanding of their sport will benefit Canadians, whether they dream to enjoy swimming safely or to represent our nation at the Paralympic Games,” Lomas said.

“I am excited by the opportunities that education such as this presents our coaches and swimmers as we look to build a stronger and more technically aware coaching team for 2024 and beyond.”