SEQ Level 2 Coaching Open Water Swimming

This course covers the skills needed to effectively plan, deliver, and evaluate a series of open water training sessions.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who is a Swim England Coach, Swimming Teacher or Triathlon Coach and who wants to become an independent open water coach.

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, zoom classroom activities, and practical learning, in both a poolside and open water environment. The zoom webinar will help you kick-off your studies and then have time before the second webinar to start your online learning. The specialist e-learning is split into bite-sized pieces, so you don’t have to do it all in one go. Before heading to the lake session there will be another zoom session to help fully prepare you for the practical assessment.

During your practical sessions at the pool and lake you will develop your skills with the support of your tutor and put the theory you have already learnt into practice. You will be assessed by your tutor who will provide you with feedback so you can develop throughout the sessions.

You can see the full itinerary below. You will need to attend all sessions and please ensure that you are in a suitable learning environment with strong internet access for the zoom webinars.

You will learn about:

  • Principles of swimming in open water
  • Legal responsibilities of coaching in open water swimming including risk assessments for open water venues
  • Coaching positions for open water swimming
  • Planning for coaching open water swimming including session plans and overviews for different swimmers
  • Innovative delivery of open water swimming sessions
  • Coaching open water skills including event tactics, preparation and recovery skills
  • Session management skills including using different motivational techniques and interpersonal skills with participants

In addition to this course will be booking in more courses in the following areas;

Radstock, Somerset

Shepperton, Middlesex

Southampton, Hampshire



Vobster Quay


Vobster Quay Diving Centre, Vobster Quarry, Upper Vobster, Radstock, BA3 5SD


South West

Course Details

  • Awarding Body SEQ
  • Level Level 2
  • Course Type Coaching Open Water
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
27th June 2022
Number of Places
12 Remaining (Total: 12)
Tutor Name
Robert Moore
Closing Date
31st May 2022
3 x zooms
1 x practical
Training Format


27th June 2022
27th June 2022
4th July 2022
4th July 2022
25th July 2022
25th July 2022
7th August 2022
7th August 2022
Vobster Quay
Vobster Quay Diving Centre, Vobster Quarry,
Upper Vobster,


You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

You must have one of the following qualifications:

- Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach
- Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate (or equivalent to include ASA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Swimming)
- SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming (or ASA equivalent)
- 1st 4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Triathlon (QCF)
- STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming
- RLSS Pool to Pond award
- All learners must have experience of swimming in an open water environment.

Learners will be required to provide evidence of their pre-requisite qualification/course ahead of the start date.

Assessment Type

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.

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Price per place £399

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