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In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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Training with the IoS

The Institute of Swimming (IoS) provides swim teacher training in England. It is the largest trainer of swimming teachers and coaches in the country and also provides training in leisure centres and sports clubs.

When it comes to teacher and coach education, people often ask how the IoS differs from the ASA as both deal with swimming courses.

The IoS is the provider of ASA courses and the ASA is the examining body for qualifications. Think of it this way, the IoS is like the college or university that delivers the courses and ASA Awarding Body is the examination board that approves the results and hands out the certificates.

Cutting edge education

The IoS runs the latest UKCC courses, continuing professional development opportunities and deliver hundreds of swim teacher training courses across the country. 

The Institute of Swimming is a Centre of Excellence for aquatics instruction and is the ideal first step for anyone wishing to train to be an instructor, teacher or coach, or to improve existing qualifications to get to that next step on the careers ladder.

IoS membership

The IoS also offers a membership package with comprehensive insurance cover, discounts on courses, a year’s subscription to Swimming Times (British Swimming and the ASA’s official magazine) and plenty of information about swim teacher training.