our testimonials

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A course and an accreditation is truly only worth the value of what a student walks away with in knowledge. With that in mind please see what our past students have to say.

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Danielle Kemp

PE Teacher Bangkok

SCA 1 Swim Teacher

 

"Matt Ferrier presented the first SCA Engage Webinar (Zoom platform) for SCA Level 1 Course, on Saturday 21 March 2020. I was extremely impressed with how quickly Matt and his team managed to set-up the platform in order to host a very successful webinar.

 

Matt presented the course with clear instructions, quality content and a smooth, progressive transition between modules. His materials and presentation were well organized and easy understandable. Matt included video examples of some of the drills and skill progressions, which added meaning to the presentation and enhanced my understanding of the related skills and drills. Furthermore, Matt shared very valuable and creative visual teaching tools, such as “BLAB” and “KAG”, as part of the progression steps to teach freestyle and breaststroke. He regularly checked for understanding and despite circumstances, remained optimistic and engaged with all participants.

As a new swimming coach within the PE environment, I am very satisfied with Matt and how the SCA course was offered online. Thank you to Matt and the rest of his hardworking team for the opportunity to participate in the course. I appreciate your efforts."

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Andrew Bloink

SCA 1 Swim Teacher

“You guys did a really great job! Gayle was in communication with me up to the date of the webinar and always answered my questions promptly. Coach Matt was a great instructor and has a contagious enthusiasm for teaching swimming. The webinar was well organized and relevant to teaching young and new swimmers. I'm glad I decided to get certified with SCA!.”

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Isla Gordon

SCA 1 Swim Teacher

"Superb course, with great drills for skills progression and top tips to support swimmers."

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Isla Gordon

SCA 2 Swim Coach

 

"Great practical session! Lovely to get in the water first to get a feel for the session. Having a selection of swimmers was a really useful way of pinpointing skill development needs and then quickly develop these needs in the practical coaching session."

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Amuchou Y. Singh

SCA 2 Swim Coach

 

"I just wanted to express my sincere THANK YOU to Mr John Bladon and SCA for giving me this great opportunity for Level 2 Swim Coach Course."

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Mark Sladen

SCA 2 Swim Coach

“Very well delivered by knowledgeable teachers/instructors. The chat with Mitch Larkin was an added bonus. A difficult situation managed really well. Definitely worthwhile for myself and my colleague. I look forward to the practical session”

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Nawarat Jantajit

SCA BTWE Teaching Course

"This webinar was very easy to understand the concept of teaching and The explanation of the teacher on this course was very clear and easy to follow the key point of teaching."

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Aimee Barker

SCA Pool Lifeguard Practitioner

"Firstly, thank you for creating and sharing such a practical, thorough and informative course with us all. After finishing for the day, both myself and Phil came away and said; it is not often you attend such a course and really feel like you can 1) put knowledge to practice and 2) feel empowered to make a difference! Thank you for keeping it simple and cutting out all the jargon!

 

You and your staff were brilliant and made what could have been an incredibly boring saturday, actually rather fun!"

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Philip Berry

SCA Pool Lifeguard Practitioner

 

“Excellent all day. I have been on many training courses and not felt satisfied. This was the opposite. Very impressed. Matt provided an excellent training course and I now feel confident with students in the pool under my care. I found Matt to be knowledgeable and a very good teacher”

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Jessica E. Youlton

Year 6 Teacher

SCA CPR & First Aid Practitioner

 

"I was excited but a bit nervous to take part in the session. The tone of the session was very serious but equally very accessible for those involved. The leader shared personal stories throughout which helped

to contextualise the info

and remind us of the impact one person can have. It was

a really enjoyable session!"

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Victoria L. J. Pearmain

Reception Year Leader

SCA CPR & First Aid Practitioner

 

"The content was well delivered, memorable and it was an enjoyable session."

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คุณพิชิต สุขเลิศ (เบียร์)

ครูสอนว่ายน้ำอิสระ

SCA 1 Swim Teacher

 

"ก่อนอื่นต้องขอออกตัวก่อนว่า ผมไม่มีพื้นฐานจากการอบรมมาก่อน เป็นเพียงผู้ที่มีใจรักและอยากพัฒนาทักษะของตัวเองเท่านั้น..

ผมเข้าร่วมคอร์สการพัฒนาและฝึกอบรมครูสอนว่ายน้ำของทางสวิมโค้ชเอเชีย ระดับ 1 (SCA) โดยมีทักษะเพียงน้อยนิด ส่วนในพื้นฐานภาษาอังกฤษก็ถือว่าจัดอยู่ในกลุ่มที่แย่พอตัว  ผมรู้สึกเป็นกังวลในเรื่องภาษาอย่างมาก แต่ด้วยศัพท์จากการเรียนการสอนว่ายน้ำที่เราพอจะคุ้นหูมาพอสมควรอยู่แล้วเนื่องจากคลุกคลี่กับการว่ายน้ำมา เลยทำให้ไม่ยากอย่างที่คิด

 

ทักษะการอธิบายท่าทางประกอบของโค้ชผู้ฝึกสอน มีรายละเอียดยิบย่อยที่เราไม่เคยรู้มาก่อนทุกๆอย่างมีการอธิบายไว้ในคู่มือภาษาไทย..มันดีมากๆ เหมือนเราได้เรียนภาษาไปพร้อมๆกับการอบรมว่ายน้ำ พี่ๆคนไทยก็เข้าร่วมอบรมค่อนข้างเยอะ  เทคนิคง่ายๆ ในการทำความเข้าใจของผมคือ พยายามอ่านคู่มือทั้งภาษาไทยและอังกฤษทั้งหมด และรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม ทั้งภาคทฤษฏีและภาคปฏิบัติจากโค้ชผู้สอน

 

ขอขอบคุณทางสวิมโค้ชเอเชีย (SCA) ที่ได้จัดคอร์สอบรมที่เป็นประโยชน์ให้กับครูสอนว่ายน้ำอย่างพวกผม"

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Greg Stoltz

Physical Education Teacher

SCA 1 Swim Teacher

The course directors and instructions were very passionate, knowledgeable and precise when delivering the course.

I highly recommend this course for anyone who is teaching and leading swim lessons or practices.

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Marcus Down

SCA 1 Swim Teacher

"Matt is very knowledgeable and does an amazing job of simplifying steps to help benefit students to learn the skills necessary to be confident and confident in the water."

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Oliver Burton-Towell

SCA 2 Swim Coach

The course directors and instructions were very passionate, knowledgeable and precise when delivering the course. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is teaching and leading swim lessons or practices.

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Daniel Cairncross

SCA 2 Swim Coach

“The quality of the team and the content of the SCA level 2 Swimming course has been nothing short of first class. The information is relevant and up to date and the mode of delivery as well as application process has been swift and effective”

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Joseph McDonald

SCA 2 Swim Coach

“As a new swim coach, the Swim Coach Asia level 1 and 2 courses have really helped me to understand the role of a swim coach. I have valued learning about the technical aspects of the strokes and the sport of swimming being explained thoroughly. The courses have also provided great insight and practical resources that can be implemented straight into my program”

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Jonathan Thompson

SCA BTWE Teaching Course

"The course with Matt was very informative and he spoke from his own personal experience. His information is current and up to date and obviously has a huge passion for water safety. Activities and strategies recommended can be used in day to day teaching."

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Ginlee Laureano

SCA Pool Lifeguard Practitioner

“Everything was so perfect and it was really fun for all. More pictures underwater and I hope it's gonna be a whole day session because i really loved how they deliver the whole course properly. It was really a great experience for all!”

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Michael McFarlane

Director of Sport

SCA CPR & First Aid Practitioner

 

"Delivered in a concise and user friendly way with a good mix of seriousness of scenarios along with light hearted audience engagement that ensured you walked out with improved knowledge and understanding. Perfectly pitched and designed for the audience."

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Adam Spence

Design & Technology Teacher

SCA CPR & First Aid Practitioner

 

"Matt is an excellent First Aid instructor, delivered with humour and excellent subject knowledge for real life situations."

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Huge Conway

Key Stage 4 leader

SCA CPR & First Aid Practitioner

 

"The course was well delivered, with a good level of interaction and support. There was good use of humour to keep participants engaged.  I really enjoyed it and feel that I learnt a lot of important, and potentially lifesaving skills."

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Charnchai Auekitprasert

Head of PE & ECA  - SISB

SCA 3 Head Swim Coach

 

"Today there are so many swim teachers  in the swim industry, therefore acquiring more knowledge and techniques is vital. Swim Coach Asia is the International recognized Coaching Accreditation.

 

I have attended Swim Coach Asia Coaching (SCA) Accreditation courses starting from Level 1. It helped me learn and understand more basic knowledge and techniques to develop my personal skills.

Sharing personal experiences between a course presenter and the students creates the environment that enhanced the knowledge and techniques especially well suited for a developing swim teacher.

 

The course presenter clearly explained his strategy and teaching techniques in a compact and precise way that provides better understanding for the developing swim teachers to teach swimmers at the beginner level.

I would like to encourage swim teachers to attend SCA Coaching Level 1 course."

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Ellie Woodcock

SCA 1 Swim Teacher

"The SCA 1 course was fantastic. Mike was an excellent presenter who has a wealth of knowledge and experience behind him . I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is considering teaching swimming to Primary children."

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Philip Hanshaw

Aberdeenshire, UK

SCA 2 Swim Coach

 

"This is the first time I have used SCA Foundation Webinar and I was hugely impressed with the content and how the course was conducted.

 

The presentation was very professional, easy to understand and allowed for any questions or queries to be raised.

 

The Course Instructors, Matt and John, are knowledgeable and passionate about their profession and they are able to use their vast knowledge and skill to explain all aspects of the course content in a language that a novice like myself can easily understand.

 

The Course Instructors conducted each Webinar with such enthusiasm and humour I was thoroughly captivated throughout the whole day, so impressed with their presentation I actually did not mind getting up at 0130 hours from the UK to listen in.

I am glad I signed up for the course due to its professional and engaging delivery, and I can't wait to sign up for another!"

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Laura Davies

SCA 2 Swim Coach

 

"This was a really helpful course. It both reinforced some of the practices I already use, and acted as a useful refresher. The coaching points for developing stroke technique, and the practical ideas for improving different elements of each stroke were especially helpful. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to develop further as a swim coach or teacher."

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James Suddens

SCA 2 Swim Coach

“I found the course extremely informative and beneficial. I look forward to implementing the learned teaching strategies in my regular swimming sessions”

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Amanda McFarlane

SCA BTWE Teaching Course

"Matt Ferrier delivered the SCA course in a fun and professional manner, ensuring the that safety was always our priority. He showed knowledge in the development from babies to toddlers and shared fun engaging lesson ideas and tips."

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Oliver Burton-Towell

SCA Pool Lifeguard Practitioner

“The course was engaging and informative. The lead instructor Matt was clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about his subject and this made the course very enjoyable”

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Daniel Trujillo

SCA Pool Lifeguard Practitioner

"I have really enjoyed my training during the webinar and the practical. I feel a lot more confident in the swimming pool with students. SCA has a great staff and it made learning really enjoyable."

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Emma Gricmanis

Head of Early Years

SCA CPR & First Aid Practitioner

 

“Excellent all day. I have been on many training courses and not felt satisfied. This was the opposite. Very impressed. Matt provided an excellent training course and I now feel confident with students in the pool under my care. I found Matt to be knowledgeable and a very good teacher”

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Lyn Blackmore

Lead Nursery Teacher

SCA CPR & First Aid Practitioner

 

"Matt was a very knowledgeable and reassuring instructor. The practical's were scaffolded in a supportive manner which put all students at ease."