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As a coach, you inspire and deliver success at every level. Coach training from the Institute of Swimming helps you make aquatic sports more enjoyable for more people.
To match your commitment we’re committed to supporting you as a current or aspiring coach in Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water Swimming.
We have combined our expertise with British Swimming and Swim England to develop an exciting coaching programme. Exclusive to Institute of Swimming.
Leading coaches in their fields developed the framework for each discipline. This means all content is specific.
The coach training programme contains the most relevant and up to date training techniques. Continual reviews keep it fresh.
This programme gives you the tools to apply this knowledge to coaching athletes at all levels; improving their performance while keeping them committed to the sport.
Each discipline has its own pathway taking you from Assistant Coach, Coach to Senior Coach.
We work with Swim England to provide subsidised coaching courses for their clubs. These courses can be arranged through Swim England’s regional club development team.
We find that for most the gaining of a qualification is only the start of their coaching journey. The best coaches are always looking to add to their knowledge and develop their skills.
After successful junior careers in synchronised swimming, Gemma Hollas and Chloe Heaton began their coaching journey with the Institute of Swimming as they look to give back to the sport. The Halifax Synchronised Swimming Club pair sat down for a Q&A to document their road to coaching. When did you learn to swim? Gemma: I didn’t start swimming lessons straight away as I was four years old when I first got into a pool. My mother had
As part of Coaching Week 2019 Swim England have unveiled fantastic new Level 2 Coaching Open Water Swimming qualification. Replacing the Level 2 Award in British Open Water Swimming, this qualification has been designed to provide coaches with the specialist knowledge needed to deliver open water swimming sessions. It has been specifically developed to meet the needs of today’s open water coaches and swimmers, as the sport’s popularity
The Institute of Swimming is in the running for a national award which recognises excellence in coaching. It has been named as a finalist in the UK Coaching – Transforming Coaching Through Technology Award for its blended learning courses. The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at London’s Honourable Artillery Company on Thursday 29 November. Around 70% of Swim England coaches qualifying this year chose a
Courses developed by the Institute of Swimming and the Swim England Talent Team to train coaches are to be delivered around the world thanks to a new partnership. The International Swimming Federation FINA has teamed up with the Institute of Swimming in a bid to increase the number of certified coaches across the globe. Three new FINA courses have been adapted from the Swim England Coaching Certificates and will be distributed under the