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.
In mid-June Swim England released their comprehensive Returning to Pools Guidance which includes robust recommendations for how the whole sector can safely reopen in line with government guidance. So swimming teachers and operators can implement the guidance safely and effectively, and restart their learn to swim programmes, the Institute of Swimming has created a suite of free learning in partnership with Swim England. A series of live
As part of our free series of webinars to support Swim England's Returning to the Pool Guidance, we hosted professional voice coach Priscilla Morris from Loud and Clear. As swimming teachers, tutors and coaches we often rely on our voice to get our message across. As we get back to the pool, we may find that our voice struggles after not being used in the same way during the lockdown. Here are some of these tips to keep your voice in good
If your kids are missing the pool and you want to use their love of swimming to motivate them while you are homeschooling, we have created some activities for you. Literacy activity sheets Key Stage 1: Match the Words Key Stage 2: Anagram Challenge Creative activities Design a swimming hat design - download templates Design a swimsuit/shorts - download templates Draw your dream swimming pool Build your dream swimming
We are in unprecedented times and we have lots of questions that don't have answers. However, there's always something we can do and that's what these webinars are about. These exciting sessions will be delivered by former Olympian and Commonwealth Gold medallist Chris Cook, an Institute of Swimming tutor and motivational speaker. Chris will chat about how we can start to engineer our own mental toughness, and what does it look like for us
A new free online resource aims to ensure everyone involved in aquatic clubs across the country has an awareness of child safeguarding. Swim England has launched the Child Safeguarding Online Basic Awareness course in conjunction with the Institute of Swimming as part of its ongoing commitment to create a safe environment for youngsters. It gives athletes, parents, volunteers, committee members and technical officials an opportunity to
The Institute of Swimming has produced a new Online Learning Hub for Members to give them access to the latest online learning resource for free, allowing members to focus on their personal development and stay connected to swimming while pools are closed. More free content will be added to the Online Learning Hub as it becomes available and recordings of their popular unaccredited webinars with be embedded. For May and June, members can also