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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, Artistic 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 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.
Elliott, has been a swimming teacher for 12 years, swimming coach for 5 years, and now owns Heathfield Swim School and Swim Stars South East. Elliott explains how he went from being scared of the water to building a full-time career in teaching and coaching swimming. Elliott used to have a fear of swimming at a young age, however, throughout his childhood his confidence in the water grew. He participated in swimming lessons and completed all
Chloe, 22, has been an assistant swimming coach and teacher since being a teenager. Here, Chloe explains how swimming has had a fundamentally positive impact on her life, her studies and her future career. Chloe says: “I come from a swimming family. My mum and both my grandparents were swimming coaches. I literally grew up by the pool. I learnt to swim and went on to compete for my County at the Welsh and British Masters. I love
Popular coaching programme opens for applicants for 2021 intake The Swim England Senior Coach Programme equips coaches with the tools to create and develop individualised programmes and optimise the performance levels of aspiring athletes, at both youth and senior level. Applications for this year’s prestigious programme have been opened by the Institute of Swimming and Swim England Talent Team and looks to welcome 30 learners in September
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