Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher.Search courses
This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a qualified swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned learn to swim session.
Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete the theoretical elements of the course online through interactive activities and checks on learning, prior to the practical workshops.
Anyone interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a swimming teacher. Blended courses are best suited to those with some prior experience of supporting swimming lessons.
The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least four 30-minute swimming lessons to gain hands-on practical experience.
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Download the full Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) specification.
You must be at least 16 years of age. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and you do not need any previous experience of teaching.
With many pools on the lookout for new staff, job prospects are good. Pay starts at £6–£10 an hour. For a full breakdown of average hourly rates see our salary checker.
For current employment openings, you can also look at our jobs section.
We see people from a range of backgrounds training to become swimming teachers on one of our courses. So we asked three of them – Lisa, Mark and Christy – why becoming a swimming teacher was the right move for their careers.