The academy is a one-stop shop to source, train and recruit swimming teachers of the future.
There are around 400,000 people who could be missing out on swimming lessons due to teacher shortages. This is something we are determined to change.
To attract new teachers to the sector we have launched the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy.
The academy gives those starting a career as a swimming teacher – or those looking for a change of profession – the chance to receive training of the highest level at a fraction of the usual cost, whilst being matched with a potential employer.
We are currently recruiting trainee teachers. You can browse and apply for our current openings. Successful applicants will be supported through their Swim England Level 1 and 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications with practical experience by means of a volunteer placement, additional training, membership, and a mentor.
The Institute of Swimming has partnered with Fin2Fit to deliver its Mono-Fin CPD teacher training. Qualified teachers will be able to deliver Mono-Fin Mermaid and Shark lessons and parties, as a new and exciting approach to keep children interested in swimming. Fin2Fit offers the UK’s only Swim England Accredited Mono-Fin classes, along with a Mermaid & Shark Award Scheme Programme for children, creating a new exit route for the Swim
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
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