Swim England Head Swimming Coach Certificate

The Swim England Head Swimming Coach course gives you the skills to plan, deliver and evaluate long term competitive coaching programmes.

After qualifying, you will be able to manage and lead the coaching team to support all areas of a club programme.

  • Level:   Advanced
  • Duration:   12 months
  • Training Format:   Mentor programme including face to face workshops and online learning.

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you can complete theory elements of the course online through a virtual pool environment and interactive videos prior to the practical workshops.

Who is the course designed for?

The Swim England Head Swimming Coach course is highly demanding. It suits ambitious, committed and experienced coaches who are already coaching larger groups of swimmers.

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There is an annual intake of coaches who are selected after a full application process. Our next Head Coach programme will begin in the Summer.

You must be at least 19 years of age and be coaching a squad of swimmers. You will require a letter of endorsement from a Head Coach and a letter of support from your Club Chairman.