Swimming Lesson Helper

Take the first step in your swimming career and become a swimming lesson helper. This eLearning will enable you to help a swimming teacher deliver a swimming lesson effectively.

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This eLearning will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to effectively help a swimming teacher deliver a swimming lesson.

Who is the eLearning designed for?

This eLearning is aimed at anyone aged 14 and upwards who wants to gain experience and/ or volunteer in swimming lessons.

It is perfect for those wishing to pursue a career in swimming teaching and sports management or anyone looking for volunteering and training opportunities as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award or other volunteering programmes.


The eLearning will take you approximately 2 hours to complete and will include interactive activities and knowledge checks throughout. At the end of the eLearning there is an assessment to complete; to pass this you need to score 80%.
Once you have completed the online learning, you can download a copy of your e-certificate and practical worksheet. We recommend you complete your practical learning worksheet with a suitably qualified swimming teacher. Once you have completed the practical learning worksheet, you will be ready to start your SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification once you turn 16.


During this eLearning you will learn about:

  • Legal aspects, roles and responsibilities
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Core Aquatic Skills
  • Scientific principles of swimming
  • The components of swimming strokes
  • The components of a lesson plan