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.
Popular coaching programme opens for applicants for 2021 intake The Swim England Senior Coach Programme equips coaches with the tools to create and develop individualised programmes and optimise the performance levels of aspiring athletes, at both youth and senior level. Applications for this year’s prestigious programme have been opened by the Institute of Swimming and Swim England Talent Team and looks to welcome 30 learners in September
From nurse to swimming teacher: Vicki shares her experience of training to become a swimming teacher with the Recruitment Academy. It was early 2020 (pre-pandemic) when Vicki Watson noticed an ad on Facebook for the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy, it intrigued her, so she clicked through to find out more... She was initially attracted by the price, as it gives aspiring swimming teachers the chance to receive high-quality training
Institute of Swimming, in collaboration with Active Apprentice and Vision West Nottinghamshire College, launched a brand new initiative to allow over 19s the opportunity to get a head start on becoming a swimming teacher. This new partnership offers to help fund part of the cost of training to become a swimming teacher. The funding, which is open to over 19s based in England and not currently in full-time education, covers the cost of the
This interactive online CPD (continual professional development), Introduction to Deaf Awareness and using British Sign Language in Aquatics from the Institute of Swimming, aims to help swimming teachers and coaches improve and adapt their sessions to better accommodate deaf and hard of hearing people in the aquatic environment. This course is delivered via webinar, it lasts 3.5 hours and is led by Swim England tutor and Level 2 swimming
The world of insurance can be confusing, especially if you are new to the sector. As a teacher or coach, you are providing a specialised service and could be held responsible for an injury to another person. In circumstances like these, it is essential that you have appropriate insurance protection. Without insurance, you will need to defend yourself, putting your personal wealth at risk. Becoming a member of the Institute of Swimming can
Swim England caught up with Martin Wilson last month to discuss his family’s passion for swimming, how they have coped with pool closures, and training with the Institute of Swimming through the pandemic. To say that the Wilson family enjoy swimming would be a huge understatement. Their involvement started from their daughter, Katie’s first baby water confidence session, and since then they have all been involved in the swimming community