Swimming Lesson Helper course launches to create first step to career in swimming for young people aged 14 upwards

The Institute of Swimming has launched a new eLearning opportunity for young people aged 14 and upwards, who are thinking about a career in teaching swimming or looking for volunteering and training opportunities as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award or Swim England Youth Volunteering programme.

The Swimming Lesson Helper eLearning training is an ideal opportunity to develop a pathway into aquatics and a career in sports in general and will look favourable on CV’s as well as university and college applications.

Marie Hemsworth, Head of Operations at the Institute of Swimming said:

“We need to make becoming a swimming teacher as accessible as possible, so we have created this online training to give under 16s an opportunity to develop their skills and support those learning to swim in their community. Learners don’t have to be from a competitive swimming background or know the strokes inside out; they just need a passion for supporting those around them and helping people have fun in the water. The training will give them everything else they need.”

The eLearning course costs just £15 and gives helpers the knowledge and skills needed to help a swimming teacher deliver a swimming lesson effectively. It covers the foundations of good stroke development so they can understand the fundamental movement and core aquatic skills built into the swimming strokes. There is also information on lesson plans so the helpers can understand the objective and schedule for each session and appropriately support the swimming teacher. So, if you want to get your career in aquatics and or sports management off to a splash, there’s no better place to start!

Find out more about the Swimming Lesson Helper eLearning.