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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.
Peter, 56, from Hastings, is working towards his Level Two Swimming Teacher Qualification. Here he talks about his love of swimming and how he will be using his swimming teaching earnings to support his other freelance income. Peter says: “I’ve always loved to swim. I used to work in an architect’s office and every lunch time I would take myself to my local pool. I found that swimming compensated for being bent over a desk
Two exciting and comprehensive membership packages available to coaches across all aquatic disciplines have been launched by Swim England. The Coach and Coach Plus Memberships are backed by the Institute of Swimming and will give almost 6,000 registered coaches the essential support and protection they need while helping them develop with additional training opportunities. It is the first coach-specific membership offer to be developed by
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