Birthlight baby swimming holds CPD

Birthlight teachers are required to attend a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) study day at least every two years. This is for quality reasons, to develop and enhance your skills and keep you up-to-date. There are many different topics for CPDs across both land and water courses.

On 28 January there was a CPD reviewing the Birthlight baby swimming holds delivered by tutor Alison Duff in her swim centre Calmababy in Peterborough. Thirteen baby swimming teachers and I as a tutor in training listened intently to Alison´s words.

The first part, the theoretical repetition of holds took place in the seminar room. It started with a nice welcome-game in form of partner-interview, which I liked very much for entrance. The theoretical part was a good mixture of Alison as a speaker and group activities.

The most impressive thing, for me, was the comparison of a scaffold and parents in the water: temporary, support as much as needed, alterable and much more words were found by the participants! That´s where the heart goes!

After a short break the holds were repeated with demonstration dolls in the water. Alison invited two groups of parent-child-pairs of different ages with which the teachers could work in the water.

Summarizing everyone benefited from this CPD.

Thank you Alison for this informative day!

Nicole Sauseng
Birthlight Baby Swimming Tutor-in-training

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