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STEPS TO GETTING STARTED

Your Virtual Clinic and Online Assessment

 

Wait, I don’t understand how this all works. HELP.

We got you, Coach. 

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE is 10th May 2021

  • Registration fee USD 138/pax only (RM590/pax)


FURTHER EDUCATION - WOWSA ONLINE COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM & ASSESSMENT

  • Beginning 17th May 2021, the WOWSA Coaches Education Program assessment will be LIVE on www.openwaterswimming.com.

  • You should have received an online invitation with the instructions. (If for some reason you don't, PLEASE DO NOT PANIC -  email swimmingcoach@finisswim.my)

  • You log on to www.openwaterswimming.com to watch the video courses and complete your online assessment at your own convenience - there will be an assessment at the end, it's a subjective Q&A about what you've learned throughout the video courses.

  • WOWSA Coaches Education Program Submission deadline is 28th May 2021

  • You’ll get an e-Certificate of Completion upon successful submissions.

  • Worth USD250!


VALUE ADDED - LIVE Interaction with our Open Water Swimming Legends!

  • (Worth: Priceless!) 

  • Paid participants will also be invited and encouraged to join the ZOOM interactive sessions with our guests.

  • You will have the chance to learn from Coach Sid Cassidy, Coach Steven Munatones and Coach Chris Morgan

  • This is a rare opportunity to interact and be connected with the world’s open water swimming leaders via Zoom. 

  • The Zoom Invite link will be emailed to you at a closer date. 

  • Please make yourself available during these times/date as scheduled.

How to start on my 2021 WOWSA Coaches Education Program Online Course & Assessment?

VIRTUAL CLINIC begins 17th May 2021. When we are all set, an email will be sent out to all Virtual Clinic attendees letting you know you are ready to begin the Virtual Clinic. 

Note: If for some reason you did not receive the email, PLEASE DO NOT PANIC, reach out to us by email or chat with us on our website and we'll sort it out. 

  1. Upon receiving your Invitation from contact@openwaterswimming.com www.openwaterswimming.com, login to your account: www.openwaterswimming.com

  2. Once logged in, in the top right you’ll see LEARN on the navigation, you will see WOWSA PROGRAMS & WORKOUTS, click that.

  3. You should now see the Coaches Education Program, click See More.

  4. Begin watching the online videos courses at any time at your own pace.

  5. Remember to complete your online assessment and hit the SUBMIT button by 28th May, 11:59pm (Malaysia Time)

  6. 11:59pm (Malaysia Time)

What is the certification criteria? How do I need to score on the online assessment?

CERTIFICATION LEVELS

*You will be assessed based on your performance on the online WOWSA test and proof of athlete achievement. 

  • Level 1 – a score of 75% correct answers on the WOWSA test .

  • Level 2 – a score of 80% and coach 1 athlete who has completed a 5 KM swim in open water.

  • Level 3 – A score of 85% and one athlete who has completed a 10KM Swim in open water.

  • Level 4 – A score of 90% and coaching of one athlete who has completed a 25 KM swim, or competed in a national championship event.

  • Level 5 – A score of 95% and coaching 1 athlete who has competed in the Olympic Games or an international championship event or completed a channel crossing.

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FAQs

Get Informed

 

How does this Virtual Clinic Work? I have swimmers to coach and programs to plan. 

We got you, Coach. This is why we have made the schedule to be as flexible as possible. VIEW COURSE SCHEDULE HERE. 

You have the 17th May - 28th May 2021 to complete your online assessment at www.openwaterswimming.com at your own pace. You are also encouraged to join our LIVE Q&A Sessions with our guests coaches on the scheduled days/time. 

Please remember to submit your online assessment by the 28th May 2021. 

Is there a minimum requirement to join?

Everyone is welcome to join! Open Water Swimmers, Triathletes, New Coach, Vetaran Coach or Open Water Swimmming Enthusiasts! 

We advise that you are at least 16 years of age, have a good understanding of the English Language, so you can engage with our Guests and complete your online assessment. 

What type of payments do you accept?

When you register on our website HERE, you have the option to choose: - 

  • PayPal (PayPal Account or Credit/Debit Card)

  • Direct Transfer
    METRO TECH TECHNOLOGIES
    MBB 507 237 131 748
    SWIFT: MBBEMYKL
    USD 138/pax (RM 590/pax)
    REF: WOWSA-INTL-2021

Please forward proof of payment to swimmingcoach@finisswim.my

Where does the Virtual Clinic take place?

Upon successful registration and payment, you will receive an official online invitation to complete your online assessment at your own pace at swimmingcoach.org


The instructions will be emailed to you by 20th November 2020 and the online assessment submission deadline is 4th December 2020.

Do I need a ticket to join the Virtual Clinic? 

The registration fee of the Virtual Clinic is USD138/pax. The email you've registered with us is your "virtual ticket". WOWSA will send you an official invitation by email so you can take your further education and assessment online!

Only paid registrations will be sent an invitation link! 

Do I need a Zoom account to join the Live Q&A Session with your special guests?

Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy! Discover the options for joining meetings based on your requirements and to ensure the best meeting experience possible HERE!


Learn the options for joining and configuring Zoom's audio and video settings HERE


If you have more questions, you can email us at swimmingcoach@finisswim.my

How do I join the LIVE Q&A Zoom Session with your special guests?

We will send the Zoom Invite link and password to your email. Only paid participants will receive the Zoom Invitation links.

What courses will be included in my registration?

Read about the WOWSA Coaches Education Program HERE! Exclusively curated by the team at WOWSA & American Swimming Coaches Association for our coaches in South East Asia!