The outbreak of COVID-19 is impacting the world as a whole. Just like you, our current ways of life are changing every day and we are working hard to support the international swimming community.
Pools around the world are closed, competitions are postponed, but this does not mean your training and development needs to stop.
We are providing opportunities for you to keep in touch and expand your knowledge.
Since the government announced the date for pools reopening, the Institute of Swimming has been busy arranging practical sessions for the 1,000 trainees who started their SEQ Level 1 or 2 swimming teacher courses online during the lockdown. While pools were closed, the Institute of Swimming adapted their courses and split the theory and practical elements so everyone had the opportunity to start their qualification online. This new format is
A ‘fantastic coaching’ programme that aims to equip coaches with the necessary skills and knowledge to take their career to the next level is set for one of its biggest years. The Swim England Senior Coach Programme is welcoming 46 learners onto the prestigious annual course. Applications for this year’s programme were opened in June by the Institute of Swimming and the Swim England Talent Team went through the applications before
The Institute of Swimming is part of a fantastic new initiative launched by CIMSPA. ReTrain provides employers with fully-funded training, backed by The National Lottery through Sport England, enabling them to plug any skills gaps they have post lockdown. With a recent CIMSPA survey indicating that up to 6% of the activity workforce (30,000 people) are planning to leave the sector, ReTrain will be a vital resource to support employers by
Everybody Sport & Recreation is looking to train and recruit people to join its aquatics team as fully qualified swimming teachers through the Institute fo Swimming's Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy. Successful applicants will be taken through their SEQ Level one and two courses, with over 90% of their training costs being funded by Everybody Sport & Recreation, in partnership with the Institute of Swimming. The academy gives
While pools were closed, the Institute of Swimming adapted their courses and split the theory and practical elements so everyone had the opportunity to start their swimming teaching qualification online. Since pools got the green light to open on the 25th of July, they have been working with their partners to set up practical sessions and assessments for their learners waiting to complete their Level 1 or 2 teaching swimming
To support the release of Swim England’s Return to Pools guidance, the Institute of Swimming created a series of free training webinars and e-learning for swimming teachers and assistants. The webinars saw unprecedented demand with 5000 places taken in just a couple of weeks. These webinars covered an Introduction to the Returning to Pools Guidance, Teaching from Poolside, Effective Communication and Teaching in Deep Water. To make sure