Kirklees Active Leisure renews partnership with Institute of Swimming

Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) has renewed its partnership with the Institute of Swimming, a collaboration that was first agreed in 2014, for a further three years in order to continue delivering highly skilled, quality swimming teachers from all around Yorkshire.

KAL manages 13 leisure and swimming centres in Yorkshire and already employs 90 qualified Swim England Level 2 teachers that provide lessons for around 8,000 adults and children each week.

KAL, which carries out its own internal teacher training and has two in-house tutors, will be introducing a new, reformatted qualification from the Institute of Swimming; the Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers course, alongside the classic Level One and Two Swim England Swimming Teacher Course. The Institute of Swimming will further assist KAL by managing the recruitment process to provide trainees for these courses.

Stuart Blair, Sports and Activity Lead Activator for Development, KAL said:

“We are committed and passionate about developing our workforce and growing the aquatics offer in Yorkshire. Through partnering with the Institute of Swimming, we are able to deliver fun, quality training for candidates that have a passion for swimming and want to take their first step in a career towards being a qualified swimming teacher.

“KAL’s swimming teachers will have the Swim England accredited qualifications to be able to deliver exceptional quality lessons to people of all ages and ability, which will also allow them to learn a new skill or develop the skills they already have and achieve their own personal goals.”

KAL swimming teachers attend regular Institute of Swimming Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accredited training to ensure best practice, as well as undergoing regular observations to ensure standards and a high-quality lesson is delivered.

Rebecca Cox, Managing Director, Institute of Swimming said:

“KAL are an innovative and proactive provider, striving for excellence throughout their operations, we are delighted to support their aquatic offerings through the recruitment and training of their swimming teachers to ensure the swimming lessons are the best that they can be and to help KAL maximise both their pupils and their teachers potential.”