Name: Tara Wilson
Job role: Assistant Coach
Course attended: Level 1 Coaching Diving
Location of course: Robinson Pool, Bedford
What is your background, i.e. are you new to aquatics or have you been involved for a number of years?
Diver for eight years, poolside helper for one year.
If you are already working in aquatics, what do you enjoy about being a teacher or coach?
Seeing improvement in pupils.
What were your reasons for attending the course?
To achieve the Level 1 qualification.
What did you find most interesting about the course?
Talking to an experienced coach who was running the course.
What part of the course was most beneficial to you?
Learning how to support (manually) divers when they are learning new dives.
How will being on the course help you achieve your goals?
Because I have an official qualification and can now do more coaching.
Has anything you have learned changed the way you work?
More confident in what I am doing.
What advice would you give to those considering a UKCC course?
Be patient with the parts of the course which seem basic and boring, there are parts of the course which are useful. For experienced divers like me a lot were things I already knew e.g dive numbers and diving techniques.
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