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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.
Swim England caught up with Martin Wilson last month to discuss his family’s passion for swimming, how they have coped with pool closures, and training with the Institute of Swimming through the pandemic. To say that the Wilson family enjoy swimming would be a huge understatement. Their involvement started from their daughter, Katie’s first baby water confidence session, and since then they have all been involved in the swimming community
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
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 2020. These courses are usually £25 each and take you through the basics of the four strokes. They are perfect