Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach - Theory Only

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.

Training format

While pools were closed, we adapted this certificate and split the theory and practical elements into two courses:

  1. Theory – This will be delivered online through interactive e-learning with an optional zoom session to attend.
  2. Practical – This will start with two zoom webinars to cover some practical topics and your venue orientation. You will then go on to do one or more, half-day practical training session at the pool and have a final webinar with your tutor.

This course is the first half and covers the theory only.

The specialist e-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.

Once you have completed your theoretical training you will then be able to book on to your practical session which will include more course content, your practical training session and assessment at the pool.

Course fees

As this certificate is split into theory and practical sessions, 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 you have finished all the theory, you can book your practical session and make your final payment of £250. The final payment may be reduced to £100 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.

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
26th February 2021
Number of Places
1 Remaining (Total: 73)
Tutor Name
Ronald Philpot
Closing Date
18th April 2021
Online learning 6-8 hours
Optional Zoom on 26th Feb 6-8pm
Training Format


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

You must have one of the following qualifications:


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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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