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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.
The academy gives those starting a career as a swimming teacher the chance to receive training of the highest level whilst being matched with a potential employer.
To celebrate the festive season we had a competition to find the best Christmas themed learn to swim activity! Here is the winner and all the other entries: Michelle Sheehan – Winning Game! Help Santa pack presents Aimed at adult and child groups but could be used at all stages. Children use noodles like a horse (Fings can be used for little babies). Place boxes/buckets (can be decorated) on one side of the pool and place toys on the
You might have noticed that at the start of our course titles there are a few acronyms. Although they might look random they are actually quite important. They let you know who the Awarding Body for the qualification is. Awarding bodies design and develop qualifications and awards which are then delivered by their approved training centres. Following the courses assessment and quality assurance process, the awarding bodies are then the ones
Hamza Ali, 21, has recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 BSC in Sports Coaching. As part of the applied and vocational components to his studies, Hamza completed the Institute of Swimming’s SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) courses. Surprisingly, on starting the degree programme Hamza couldn’t even swim. Since graduating in June, Hamza is currently working in a number of jobs; as a Teaching Assistant at a
Want to win the perfect swimming teacher present? We are running a competition across Facebook and Instagram and up for grabs we have a Swim England Toolkit, Learn to Swim Activity Pack and one year streaming of the Swim England Expected Standards videos. To enter head to Facebook or Instagram and find our competition post. In the comments, post your best Christmas themed learn to swim activity and on Monday 9th at 1 pm we will pick a
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has signed a three-year partnership with the Institute of Swimming to help in its mission to become the world’s leading applied university. The partnership will see the Institute of Swimming enhancing SHU academic programmes through the implementation of Swim England products. The Institute of Swimming will provide SHU Sports Coaching degree students with training for its SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant
Our 2020 SEQ Level 2 Coaching Open Water Swimming courses are now open for bookings! These fantastic courses are perfect for swimming teachers and swimming/triathlon coaches who want to specialise in Open Water Coaching. For 2020 we have a special edition course at the stunning National Trust’s Fell Foot Park at Lake Windermere. Launched earlier this year, the qualification replaces the Level 2 Award in British Open Water Swimming and