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Best teaching practice

What’s the best teaching practice for your swim school? Below you will find helpful tips and links to help you make the best decision.

Best teaching practice

There are many sources of advice on adopting best teaching practice, but the start point has to be quality, well qualified and motivated swimming teachers. The swimming teachers are the public face of your Swim School and generally the ones that have point of contact with the swimmers and of course the parents. They are the ones that pay the bills and have the ultimate say in where their children learn to swim.

Always insist on membership of IoS – they only accept proven ability levels and above all, the teachers are covered by the IoS insurance blanket which is crucial.

There are many factors that will determine the suitability of teachers – ability is key, but you will be working closely with them, so you need to be able to relate to each other too.

The National Plan for Teaching Swimming and the ASA Awards site are key points of reference containing much valuable information which will help you to formulate your plans.

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