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SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming *Blended Learning* – National Trust – Fell Foot Park, Windermere

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher. It builds on the Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification and gives you the skills to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons.

Who is the course designed for?
Anyone who is a Swim England Coach, Swimming Teacher or Triathlon Coach and who wants to become an independent open water coach.

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, classroom activities, and practical learning, both poolside and in an open water environment.

You will learn about:

  • The roles and responsibilities of coaching open water swimming
  • The advantages and disadvantages of different types of equipment
  • The different opportunities available to open water swimmers
  • How to plan for open water coaching sessions
  • How to develop session management skills
  • be 16 years of age or older on the first day of the course
  • have experience of open water swimming

Applicants must also hold at least one of the following qualifications:

  • SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming
  • Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate (or ASA equivalent)
  • 1st 4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Triathlon



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Fell Foot Park
Newby Bridge
LA12 8NN