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SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) – New Earswick Swimming Pool, York – Train 2

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a qualified swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned learn to swim session.

Who is the course designed for?
Anyone interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a swimming teacher. You don’t need to have any prior experience of teaching swimming.

Course content
The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least two 30-minute swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.
You will learn about:

  • The legal aspects of assisting in swimming lessons
  • The responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
  • The swimming pathway, fundamental movement, core aquatic skills and component parts of strokes
  • Scientific principles of swimming
  • What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills
  • How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques
  • The type of assistance you can provide

Download the full SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant specification.

How to Enrol:
For further information on the course and to book please contact Train 2
  • Learners must be 16 years of age or older on the first day of the course



James Richards

01904 891 804


New Earswick Swimming Pool
Hawthorn Terrace
New Earswick
YO32 4AQ