The wellbeing of our swimming community is our priority and we want to provide free opportunities for you to focus on your self-development. Below are online learning resources which are all free.
This free interactive online resource provides swimming teachers with guidance on how to use mobile devices safely and effectively.
This free interactive resource gives an introduction to School Swimming and Water Safety, including guidance on training, standards and a summary of the core aquatic and safe self-rescue skills.
This free online resource has been created with Swim England to give everyone involved in clubs a basic overview of child safeguarding.
This free online learning provides support and guidance for officials refereeing small or locally-run competitions.
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
Henry, 16, has contributed to the aquatics community in more ways than one! He’s been an active club swimmer since he was 8 years old, then in 2019, he won Swim England’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award becoming the youngest Level 1 Judge in South East England. During lockdown, Henry has embarked on his next journey - with the Institute of Swimming - to become a swimming teacher and in doing so has discovered a different part of the
With the majority of courses starting online through e-learning and live webinars, the Institute of Swimming is ensuring that trainee swimming teachers have all the tools and support they need to succeed. Those starting their SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming or Combined SEQ Level 1 and 2 programmes online, will now have free access to the Swim England Expected Standards Videos while they study the course theory. Both of these courses are
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
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
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