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Introduction to Teaching Backstroke – Online

This interactive online course will give you an introduction to delivering practical sessions that focus on the development of a good backstroke technique, for non-swimmers to improvers.

Who is the course designed for?

This course is relevant to any Level 1 Swimming Assistant who is looking to progress to their Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification, or those who want to refresh their knowledge.

Course content

This course contains videos and interactive activities which are designed to enhance your learning experience.

You will learn about:

  • The backstroke cycle
  • The progressive practices used to teach backstroke
  • How to assess and correct common backstroke faults

After you complete each section there is a knowledge check. These are included to help you gauge your progress and provide feedback on your learning, they are not assessed. We have also included downloadable resources for you to retain for reference.

Although this course should take about three hours in total to complete, there is a lot to take in so please don’t try to complete it all at once. We recommend taking breaks in between online sessions to think about how you can implement what you’ve learnt.

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge and understanding of backstroke fully in the final assessment. Those who achieve at least 80% will be able to download an electronic certificate.

How to Enrol:
Click book on course or use the contact details below.

You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.



Institute of Swimming

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