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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.
After successful junior careers in synchronised swimming, Gemma Hollas and Chloe Heaton began their coaching journey with the Institute of Swimming as they look to give back to the sport. The Halifax Synchronised Swimming Club pair sat down for a Q&A to document their road to coaching. When did you learn to swim? Gemma: I didn’t start swimming lessons straight away as I was four years old when I first got into a pool. My mother had
The TUI Group has joined forces with the Institute of Swimming for a second year to deliver Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training sessions for its Swimming Instructors, based overseas at 12 First Choice Holiday Villages. The First Choice Holiday Village Swimming Academies teach learn to swim group sessions and one to one classes in each of the holiday resorts, along with Rookie Lifeguard and Parent and Toddler Sessions. The
Swim England’s Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification has become the first to be endorsed by the new CIMSPA assistant swimming teacher standard. The Level 1 qualification is our most popular course and the entry point for tens of thousands of swimming assistants to make their first steps into the industry – with many progressing through Swim England’s Level 2 Teaching Swimming and continuous professional development
Parkwood Leisure has renewed its three year partnership with the Institute of Swimming to support the growth and development of its swimming teacher workforce. Parkwood Leisure is one of the UK’s leading leisure operators, specialising in the development and operation of facilities on behalf of local authorities and manages 50 wet site/pools across the UK. Parkwood Leisure currently teaches 43,000 children and adults to swim through its
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
Freedom Leisure has renewed its partnership with the Institute of Swimming to support the growth and development of its swimming teacher workforce, as part of an ambitious aquatics plan to grow its Learn to Swim programme by 15% by March 2020. The strategic plan requires Freedom Leisure to considerably increase its swim teaching team to cover the additional lesson delivery, and the partnership will see the Institute of Swimming recruit and