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During this period, we are providing opportunities for you to keep in touch, expand your knowledge, and start your qualification.
The academy gives those starting a career as a swimming teacher the chance to receive part-funded training of the highest level whilst being matched with a potential employer.
We find that for most the gaining of a qualification is only the start of their swimming journey. The best teachers and coaches are always looking to add to their knowledge and develop their skills.
From landlocked Eswatini to teaching children to swim in Cheltenham: Janice shares her teaching journey… Janice was born in the landlocked African country of Eswatini, where she was encouraged to learn to swim at a young age. She thoroughly enjoyed it, thrived in the pool, and became a lifelong fan of the sport. She competed in high school swim meets before going on to represent her country on the National Youth team. “I've had the good
Ericka has been a swimming teacher at Tonbridge Swimming Pool since 2016. Both her children attended swimming lessons there when she was approached and asked if she would like to become a swimming assistant. She really enjoyed it and so decided to put herself through the Level 2 teacher training to become a fully qualified swimming teacher. March 2020 - Lockdown begins... Ericka is a part-time swimming teacher and her main job is Customer
Michael started his swimming teaching career whilst swimming for Woolton Swiming Club. At the age of 16, inspired by other swimmers, his swimming teachers and club coaches, he volunteered as an assistant swimming teacher, working with the Swim England Learn to Swim programmes and gaining experience. “This was the spark to my passion for this sport" “Completing my Level 1 and 2 teaching qualifications allowed me to learn new skills and
Swim England has launched an innovative project to help develop aquatics businesses – increasing the opportunity for people to learn to swim and enjoy swimming. Institute of Swimming will deliver training and development for the Business Solutions initiative which aims to help leisure providers create sustainable solutions to aquatic business development by using industry-leading insight, experience and best practise knowledge. The
Hold your own mini Olympics Games with Tokyo inspired swimming activities. The long awaiting 2020 Olympics Games is due to launch on 23 July 2021 in Tokyo. To get into the Olympic spirit, our Swim England Learn to Swim team have created "Tokyo inspired" Olympic Games themed activities to add another element of fun and engagement to your lessons. The following games also form part of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and is ideal for
Popular coaching programme opens for applicants for 2021 intake The Swim England Senior Coach Programme equips coaches with the tools to create and develop individualised programmes and optimise the performance levels of aspiring athletes, at both youth and senior level. Applications for this year’s prestigious programme have been opened by the Institute of Swimming and Swim England Talent Team and looks to welcome 30 learners in September