Halliwick Foundation Courses
The Foundation Course is divided into 4 full days of training (or the equivalent).
Days 1 & 2
(previously called Basic Course Part A) The general objectives are to introduce Instructors to the Halliwick Concept
- To have a knowledge of the philosophy, history and development of the Halliwick Concept.
- To identify the importance of breath control and to have a knowledge of the stages of teaching.
- To identify and discuss the effects of water on a body.
- To identify each of the Ten Point Programme and to have a knowledge of it’s practical application.
- To have a knowledge of equality issues.
- To have an increased understanding of the extra needs a person with a disability may have in the swimming pool environment.
- To have knowledge of what effects the water may have on bodies affected by disability.
- To understand the issues involved in communication.
- To have knowledge of the issues surrounding moving and assisting.
- To have knowledge of why no flotation aids are used.
- To be able to enumerate the main points of pool side safety.
- To have a knowledge of the local regional and national structure of the Halliwick AST.
- To have a knowledge of the International Halliwick Association. (IHA)
- To have a knowledge of the Halliwick AST training structure.
- Can demonstrate in the pool:
- the instructor’s role in entries exits and supports.
- balanced positions and rotations
- activities for teaching the Ten Point Programme.
Days 3 & 4
(previously called Basic Course Part B)
The general objectives are to consolidate knowledge of the Halliwick Concept and to enable Instructors to put theory into practice.
- To recall and discuss the Ten Point Programme.
- To have knowledge of the value of games and how to use them to the best advantage.
- To have knowledge of the value of, and how to use, singing and music.
- To have knowledge of the teaching and testing of the Halliwick AST proficiency badges.
- To discuss techniques used when teaching in the pool situation.
- To understand the different aspects of progress, and how this can be enhanced by assessing and recording.
- To discuss the different aspects of competition.
- To have knowledge of the values of groups and grouping and how to use groups to the best advantage.
- To discuss and decide how to group swimmers.
- To plan activities for pool based on the Ten Point Programme and on the Badge Tests.
- To appraise pool work.
For further details, send a stamped addressed envelope to the Course Organiser. Course dates and contact details of Organisers are given on the course dates page.