Swim England Senior Swimming Coach Certificate

The Swim England Senior Swimming Coach course gives you the skills to plan, deliver and evaluate long term competitive coaching programmes.

After qualifying, you will be able to manage and lead the coaching team to support all areas of a club programme.

  • Level:   Advanced
  • Duration:   9 months
  • Training Format:   Mentor programme including face to face workshops and online learning.

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you can complete theory elements of the course online through a virtual pool environment and interactive videos prior to the practical workshops.

Who is the course designed for?

The Swim England Senior Swimming Coach course is highly demanding. It suits ambitious, committed and experienced coaches who are already coaching larger groups of swimmers.

Find a course near you

Applications are now open for the Swim England Senior Coach Certificate 2017 intake. Click here to apply.


There is an annual intake of coaches who are selected after a full application process. Our next Senior Coach programme will begin in the Summer.

You must be at least 19 years of age and be coaching a squad of swimmers. You will require a letter of endorsement from a Senior Coach and a letter of support from your Club Chairman.