Welcome to the swimming family
Welcome to the Institute of Swimming – the preferred choice for swimming teachers and coaches
If you have recently joined our swimming family and become a member of the Institute of Swimming, or have renewed your membership, you’ll be interested to hear that you’re in good company. Almost 10,000 swimming teachers and coaches are currently enjoying a range of benefits.
- Comprehensive insurance cover including £20 million worth of civil (public) liability, personal accident and loss of income, all underwritten by Sun Alliance, with the added benefit of legal expenses insurance cover. The IoS are proud to be able to offer an unrivalled level of insurance cover, one of the highest provided by a sporting governing body in the whole of the UK. You will have received your insurance certificate along with your confirmation letter. For any insurance related queries please contact the IoS via the details below.
National recognition of qualifications by employers. Members are entitled to use the following designatory letters after your name. These are the hallmark of the qualified swimming teacher or coach which will give proof of your credibility to employers and help gain advancement in your career.
MIOS : Member of Institute of Swimming – for those who are Level 1 qualified
FIOS : Fellow of Institute of Swimming - Level 2 or above qualified
- Free publications. You will automatically begin to receive a monthly copy of Swimming Times and international swimming magazines as and when available.
- Unlimited access to professional advice on employment issues. Whether you need professional representation in connection with a dispute with an employer, or simply some reassuring advice at the end of a phone, you can access this service as many times as you need it. If you would like to use this service then please contact the office via the details below.
- Personalised membership card. With details of your current membership.
- Free ASA Teacher/Coach Licence, an additional industry-wide recognised accreditation of a high quality teacher or coach (a saving of £5). Click here to find out more about the benefits of becoming licensed as well as having IoS membership and here for links to the application form.
If you have any further queries, it may help to read our FAQs. Otherwise please contact the office:
IoS Membership, SportPark
3 Oakwood Drive
Leicestershire LE11 3QF
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