Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach - Blended Learning - Theory Only

Government guidance means our pools are currently closed, but this does not mean our training and qualifications should stop. We have specifically adapted this course to make sure everyone has the opportunity to start their training.

This blended learning course will allow you to complete the theoretical elements of your certificate online through interactive activities, which will be assessed as you work through the course.

The specialist online learning is split into bite-sized pieces, so you don't have to do it all in one go. This will mean you can work through the course online at home, at your own pace, over the coming weeks.

To supplement your online learning you will be invited to an optional webinar on the 28th August from 2-4pm. The webinar is an opportunity to ask any questions and share your experience of the training so far with your tutor and others who have begun their online training.

We will then arrange your practical training days once the leisure centres and clubs have reopened. Your practical poolside learning will include supporting at least three training sessions, coaching swimmers at county standard and above, to gain hands on practical experience.

Course fees

To allow as many people to start training during these exceptional times, we are splitting the course fee into two separate payments.

When you start the course and begin your online learning, you will only have to pay £100.

Once the leisure centres and clubs reopen and we can book your practical days, we will then arrange your final payment (full RRP £350). The final payment may be reduced if you are part of a Swim England Club and we have a Club Offer course available.

Course content

As an aspiring coach, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a swimming coach in the delivery of a planned training session.

The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least three training sessions, coaching swimmers at county standard and above, to gain hands-on practical experience.

You will learn about:

  • The role of the assistant coach
  • Importance of positive coaching behaviour
  • Physical literacy in swimming
  • Competitive swimming skills
  • Para swimming
  • Types of training used to develop swimmers
  • How to deliver pre-planned coaching sessions
  • How to carry out reflective practices of your coaching

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who wants to take the first step to become a swimming coach or interested in supporting a coach in a club environment.





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Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type Coaching Swimming
  • Training Format eLearning

Further Details

Course Start Date
25th August 2020
Number of Places
10 Remaining (Total: 50)
Tutor Name
Ronald Philpot
Closing Date
23rd August 2020
Online Learning 6-8 hours Plus zoom session
Training Format


25th August 2020
25th September 2020
28th August 2020
28th August 2020


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



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

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Price per place £100

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