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Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) – Bolton, Bolton School

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 Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant specification.

How to Enrol:
  • Learners are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.
  • Bookings can be made online via the BSS Leisure Website;
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.



Charlene Jackson

01204 434797


Bolton School
Chorley New Road