Covid-19 Update: If you have a practical pool-based course scheduled during the four-week lockdown in England, we will be in contact shortly to let you know our plans and your options.
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.
Henry, 16, has contributed to the aquatics community in more ways than one! He’s been an active club swimmer since he was 8 years old, then in 2019, he won Swim England’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award becoming the youngest Level 1 Judge in South East England. During lockdown, Henry has embarked on his next journey - with the Institute of Swimming - to become a swimming teacher and in doing so has discovered a different part of the
Many of us have only just got back to teaching or coaching at the pool, and now we face four weeks at home. So what are we going to fill our time with this lockdown? The Institute of Swimming are putting on a host of webinars, discounted and free e-learning and all their qualifications and certificates are available to start online. Add to your knowledge with discounted e-learning The Institute of Swimming has brought forward our Black
With the majority of courses starting online through e-learning and live webinars, the Institute of Swimming is ensuring that trainee swimming teachers have all the tools and support they need to succeed. Those starting their SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming or Combined SEQ Level 1 and 2 programmes online, will now have free access to the Swim England Expected Standards Videos while they study the course theory. Both of these courses are
A ‘fantastic coaching’ programme that aims to equip coaches with the necessary skills and knowledge to take their career to the next level is set for one of its biggest years. The Swim England Senior Coach Programme is welcoming 46 learners onto the prestigious annual course. Applications for this year’s programme were opened in June by the Institute of Swimming and the Swim England Talent Team went through the applications before
Since the government announced the date for pools reopening, the Institute of Swimming has been busy arranging practical sessions for the 1,000 trainees who started their SEQ Level 1 or 2 swimming teacher courses online during the lockdown. While pools were closed, the Institute of Swimming adapted their courses and split the theory and practical elements so everyone had the opportunity to start their qualification online. This new format is
The Institute of Swimming is part of a fantastic new initiative launched by CIMSPA. ReTrain provides employers with fully-funded training, backed by The National Lottery through Sport England, enabling them to plug any skills gaps they have post lockdown. With a recent CIMSPA survey indicating that up to 6% of the activity workforce (30,000 people) are planning to leave the sector, ReTrain will be a vital resource to support employers by