Technogym
Technogym
Technogym
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Caterham School
from £32,000 + pension + benefits
Caterham, Surrey
Everyone Active
Competitive rates of pay
South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Watford
New Hall School
£25,000pa-£29,000pa (year-round role)
Chelmsford, Essex
City of London Corporation
£40,056 - £44,934pa + local govt pension + benefits
Epping Forest, Essex
LimbPower (Charity CIO)
£24,000-£28,000pa
Home-based, remote work with national travel required

Swimming teachers offered new resources to help develop mindfulness in children

Training opportunities
City of London Corporation
£40,056 - £44,934pa + local govt pension + benefits
location: Epping Forest, Essex, United Kingdom
The Pickaquoy Centre
£34,544pa (pending pay award) + Local Govt pension + benefits
location: Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Competitive rates of pay
location: South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Watford, United Kingdom
more training

The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) has partnered with a psychologist to provide new mindfulness and wellness resources for its members.

The new wellbeing and mindfulness activity guidance has been designed to help swimming teachers care for and support, young learners’ wellbeing and mindfulness during lessons – at a time when the effects of the pandemic are still being felt.

Developed in partnership with Dr Alexandra Barnett, a chartered counselling psychologist, the 17-page guidance note contains 30 different mindfulness activities and comes with a separate parent guide and a digital marketing pack, containing posters, social media banners and a logo for swim schools to display.

Zoe Cooper, STA’s commercial director, said: “Swimming is one of the most beneficial sporting activities for mental health and wellbeing, but it has been really hit hard by the pandemic.

"Millions of children have lost out on the opportunity to start or access their regular lessons over the last 12 months, and for many, this will have affected their confidence and competence – and potential enjoyment of swimming moving forward.

"Fortunately, children are very resilient. But we want to make sure that the transition back to swimming lessons is one that fills young learners with confidence.

"We recognise swimming teachers will play a huge role in helping the wellbeing of young learners, and our new resources, written by Dr Barnett, have been developed to help give them the knowledge and the tools they need to be able to practise mindfulness, through play and fun activities in lessons."

The resources, were launched to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021), have been specifically written and adapted to be used both in and out of the water.

According to author Dr Barnett, the teaching resources are important and highlight how promoting wellbeing and mindfulness is "everyone’s responsibility".

“Wellbeing isn’t just about coping, surviving or being OK; it is about thriving, flourishing and blossoming," Barnett said.

"Prior to the start of the pandemic, we were seeing rising levels of young people and children being diagnosed with mental health difficulties and record numbers of children were being referred to, or seeking the support of mental health organisations.

"We still don't know the full impact the pandemic has had on children’s mental health and wellbeing, but early indicators suggest the effects have been profound.

“As with most things, prevention is better than cure, and that is why from a young age, learning steps you can take to improve, support and help your mental health and wellbeing is so important.

"The NHS’s 5 steps to mental wellbeing are: connection with other people; being physically active; learning new skills; giving to others; and paying attention to the present moment (mindfulness). Swimming lessons cover a lot of these NHS steps, and STA’s new mindfulness activities will enable teachers to provide a holistic approach to wellbeing at this most crucial time.

“The wonderful thing about teaching mindfulness in swimming lessons is that not only will children be learning something subliminally that will actively help with their wellbeing (which helps ensure they are feeling well enough and confident to regularly come to lessons), but it’s something that will help them gain even more from their lessons, by learning to pay attention and to focus."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) has partnered with a psychologist to provide new mindfulness and wellness resources for its members.
SAR,WAT,SWM,HAF,SAM,TRA,PHR,PUB
2021/THUMB347736_472010_259579.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 44,306
26 Feb 2024
Kerzner International has ushered in a new era of wellness-centric hospitality and unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship Siro resort in Dubai. Situated within the striking One ... More
26 Feb 2024
Following a successful pilot, The Gym Group is rolling out a programme, delivered by The Well HQ, educating its trainers on how best to support ... More
23 Feb 2024
As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a move into the Spanish market. CFO Tom Fitzgerald is also ... More
23 Feb 2024
The ICO has ruled that eight leisure operators have been unlawfully processing the biometric data of their employees to be used for attendance checks and ... More
22 Feb 2024
Xponential Fitness has told HCM it will vigorously defend itself against claims made in a class action lawsuit being brought against the company for financial ... More
22 Feb 2024
“2024 is going to the be biggest year for Gymshark ever,” says CEO and founder, Ben Francis following the release of year-end results that were ... More
21 Feb 2024
More consumers are realising meditation is beneficial, but many give up because it’s difficult to master the mind. The Muse headset has been designed to ... More
21 Feb 2024
Les Mills has been through a senior management refresh following the recent departure of CEO Clive Ormerod and Keith Burnet, who was CEO of global ... More
20 Feb 2024
EuropeActive has appointed Kai Troll as its new CEO. He has a background in the trade association sector and a strong interest in sport and ... More
20 Feb 2024
CIMSPA has published its 2024-2030 strategy Releasing the Power of Our Profession, which sets out how the sector’s 600,000-strong workforce can be supported and professionally ... More
20 Feb 2024
Mark Hewlett, founder of padel tennis operator Soul Padel has told HCM the company is in the process of securing seed investment status, which will ... More
19 Feb 2024
While strength training gives valuable muscular gains it doesn’t give the heart health benefits of aerobic exercise, according to new research from Iowa State University. ... More
19 Feb 2024
Newcomer to the market, Lunar Health Clubs, is gearing up to open its first high-end club this April, in Marlow UK. The business is aiming ... More
19 Feb 2024
In a soft power exercise, politicians in the UK have been invited to take part in a challenge which encourages them to be more active, ... More
16 Feb 2024
University of Washington researchers have created a wireless wearable in the form of a thermal earring that continuously monitors a user’s earlobe temperature. In a ... More
1 - 15 of 44,306
Technogym
Technogym