Coaching Deaf Swimmers Workshops

Deaf swimmers in the pool

This workshop supports swimming teachers and coaches to ensure deaf young people are fully included in swimming activities. Teachers and coaches will learn how to make small & simple changes to make activities deaf-friendly and develop confidence communicating with deaf children and young people. Teachers will also learn basic British Sign Language and lots of swimming specific signs.

Training will cover:

  • The impact of deafness on young people
  • Communication methods
  • How to adapt your activities
  • Tips for welcoming deaf children
  • Guidance on engaging with deaf children in your area
  • Fingerspelling
  • BSL specific to swimming lessons

Date:                           Friday 7 October 2016
Time:                          9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue:                        Invergordon Leisure Centre, Academy Road, Invergordon IV18 0LB
Cost:                           Free


Date:                           Thursday 20 October 2016
Time:                          10:00am – 2:30pm
Venue:                        Olympia Leisure Centre, 3 East Whale Lane, Dundee DD1 3JU
Cost:                           Free

Complete and return booking form to
Eleanor Connelly:
0141 354 7850

N.B. This is for swimming teachers/coaches only – not suitable for lifeguards, duty mangers, etc.

Training in Dundee will be followed by:
Swimming Taster Lesson

Want to improve swimming skills and make new friends?

The National Deaf Children’s Society, in partnership with Leisure & Culture Dundee are holding an afternoon of deaf-friendly lessons for deaf children and young people in the Dundee area.

The activities are suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to confident swimmers.  You will take part in fun activities and learn new skills, delivered by fully qualified swimming teachers trained in deaf awareness.

  • Olympia Leisure Centre, 3 East Whale Lane, Dundee DD1 3JU
  • Thursday 20 October 2016
  • Open to 5–16 year olds
  • Communication support provided by National Deaf Children’s Society
  • Parents/carers must be present throughout
  • FREE!


Beginners 5 – 11 yrs 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Beginners 11+ 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Improver/Advanced 3:30pm – 4:00pm