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 all of us spending more time at home, we've created some fun and games to entertain the whole family. These games add a swimming spin to some classics and can help you get active with a family-friendly workout! What Am I? This game is played in teams and the aim is to guess what is written on the card your teammate picks up. Split into teams of two people+, if you are a group of two or three, this game can be played individually
As part of ReTrain, CIMSPA's £1.5m initiative designed to retool the sport and physical activity workforce (funded by The National Lottery through Sport England), The Institute of Swimming have already supported over 100 people to start a new career as a swimming teacher. The training initiative that launched in September has been extremely popular with over two-thirds of training requests being for aquatic roles, such as assistant swimming
Henry, 16, has contributed to the aquatics community in more ways than one! He’s been an active club swimmer since he was 8 years old, then in 2019, he won Swim England’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award becoming the youngest Level 1 Judge in South East England. During lockdown, Henry has embarked on his next journey - with the Institute of Swimming - to become a swimming teacher and in doing so has discovered a different part of the
Many of us have only just got back to teaching or coaching at the pool, and now we face four weeks at home. So what are we going to fill our time with this lockdown? The Institute of Swimming are putting on a host of webinars, discounted and free e-learning and all their qualifications and certificates are available to start online. Add to your knowledge with discounted e-learning The Institute of Swimming has brought forward our Black
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