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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.
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 developed a new suite of four interactive online courses, enabling you to deliver practical sessions that focus on the development of a good technique across all four strokes, from non-swimmers to improvers. The Introduction to Teaching Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly online courses have also been brought together as a bundle and free for Institute of Swimming Members. All members will be
Swim England’s new CPD provides an insight into safeguarding issues, how to deal with those concerns and how to access support and advice. Launched on 6 April, the course has been developed in collaboration between the National Governing Body’s Child Safeguarding, Qualifications and Educator Training teams. Importantly at this time, the Institute of Swimming is delivering the CPD as an online webinar, led by tutors, allowing
The wellbeing of our swimming community is our priority and over the coming weeks, we want to provide free opportunities for you to focus on your self-development. New free online learning Our Introduction to Front Crawl and Backstroke and Introduction to Breaststroke and Butterfly online learning is now free till the end of May. These courses are usually £25 each and take you through the basics of the four strokes. They are perfect for
As the way we absorbed and interact with information changes, so do our learning needs. Many of us are looking for relevant, mobile, self-paced, and personalised training. To make sure we are providing that most relevant form of learning for our customers, we are evolving our online learning platform. Our new e-learning system will be rolled out across our online and blended learning courses with our Blended Learning SEQ Level 1 Swimming
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