Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) - Blended Learning

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.

Who is the course designed for?

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.

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities, online learning exercises and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least two 30-minute swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.

You will learn about:

  • The legal aspects of assisting in swimming lessons
  • The responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
  • The swimming pathway, fundamental movement, core aquatic skills and component parts of strokes
  • Scientific principles of swimming
  • What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills
  • How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques
  • The type of assistance you can provide

Download the full Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant specification.



Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre


19 Hill House, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3EL



Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type Teaching Swimming
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
30th September 2019
Number of Places
5 Remaining (Total: 16)
Tutor Name
Caroline Dewsnap
Closing Date
29th September 2019
Online Learning 5 - 8 Hours
Face to Face 2 Days
Training Format


30th September 2019
10th October 2019
14th October 2019
14th October 2019
Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre
19 Hill House,
Waltham Abbey,
21st October 2019
21st October 2019
Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre
19 Hill House,
Waltham Abbey,


You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.

You must have one of the following qualifications:


Assessment Type

Online Test, Practical, Workbook


Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date.

This qualification is delivered and assessed in English.

Bookings must be made through the account of the individuals attending the training.

Browser recommendations:
Currently, we only support Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers on desktop, laptop, tablet and android devices.

iPhone/iPad users:
Please be aware that iPhone and iPad devices will not save any progress throughout your online learning - if you do not have access to any other devices but these, we would advise noting the section you last worked on and use the menu to navigate to this. When reaching the quiz at the end please take a screenshot of your results slide and send this to iosadmin@swimming.org.

Further Learning

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Price per place £375

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