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.
With the majority of courses starting online through e-learning and live webinars, the Institute of Swimming is ensuring that trainee swimming teachers have all the tools and support they need to succeed. Those starting their SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming or Combined SEQ Level 1 and 2 programmes online, will now have free access to the Swim England Expected Standards Videos while they study the course theory. Both of these courses are
A ‘fantastic coaching’ programme that aims to equip coaches with the necessary skills and knowledge to take their career to the next level is set for one of its biggest years. The Swim England Senior Coach Programme is welcoming 46 learners onto the prestigious annual course. Applications for this year’s programme were opened in June by the Institute of Swimming and the Swim England Talent Team went through the applications before
Since the government announced the date for pools reopening, the Institute of Swimming has been busy arranging practical sessions for the 1,000 trainees who started their SEQ Level 1 or 2 swimming teacher courses online during the lockdown. While pools were closed, the Institute of Swimming adapted their courses and split the theory and practical elements so everyone had the opportunity to start their qualification online. This new format is
The Institute of Swimming is part of a fantastic new initiative launched by CIMSPA. ReTrain provides employers with fully-funded training, backed by The National Lottery through Sport England, enabling them to plug any skills gaps they have post lockdown. With a recent CIMSPA survey indicating that up to 6% of the activity workforce (30,000 people) are planning to leave the sector, ReTrain will be a vital resource to support employers by
Everybody Sport & Recreation is looking to train and recruit people to join its aquatics team as fully qualified swimming teachers through the Institute fo Swimming's Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy. Successful applicants will be taken through their SEQ Level one and two courses, with over 90% of their training costs being funded by Everybody Sport & Recreation, in partnership with the Institute of Swimming. The academy gives
While pools were closed, the Institute of Swimming adapted their courses and split the theory and practical elements so everyone had the opportunity to start their swimming teaching qualification online. Since pools got the green light to open on the 25th of July, they have been working with their partners to set up practical sessions and assessments for their learners waiting to complete their Level 1 or 2 teaching swimming