Jonathan Vernon has successfully completed 10/11 of the modules to gain the ASA Level 3 Senior Club Coach qualification. He’s been teaching and coaching swimming for 14 years.
He is a writer and scriptwriter. He directs video and manages learning projects.
He has an MA from Balliol College, University of Oxford and a Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE) from the Open University (OU).
He blogs at My Mind Bursts.
- Who would you invite to an e-learning dinner party? (mymindbursts.com)
- Where do I stand academically? Where and what next? And the madness of being. (mymindbursts.com)
- H809 7.4 Mapping Pedagogy and Tools for Effective Learning Design (mymindbursts.com)
- Openness in Education WK1 MOOC (mymindbursts.com)
- The spoken word is crucial to understanding. (mymindbursts.com)
Hey Jonathan, I’ve been reading your blog and wanted to get in touch. I work for Tribesports and we’d be really interested in having you on site as a guest contributor, and sharing some of our content with you. Do you have an email I can reach you on? You can also drop me an email if you like. Thanks, Adrian.
firstname.lastname@example.org … a mouthful I know!
Don’t know if you can help. I came into teaching swimming very late in life and at present only have my Level 1 ASA Teaching Aquatics qualification. I don’t have children and as a consequence never had the experience of taking them to the pool and watching whilst they were being taught. I am currently teaching 2 hours a week at a local pool (under supervision) Levels 2 to 6. I am desperate to find a website that will help me with teaching the basic strokes. I am a keen swimmer myself but was never really taught as such. I am loving the opportunity that I have been given but would like to learn more about the teaching methods from Level 1 to 6. I do watch some of the teachers at the pool and bar one or two I have to be honest they have not been very inspiring. Can you help or point me in the right direction?
The best thing of all is experience poolside – as much as you can with the leisure centre and clubs. For learning material online there is the IoS website, the BBC have stuff and look through YouTube. The must have book is ‘The Swimming Drills’book.