We find that for most gaining a qualification is only the start of their swimming journey. The best teachers and coaches are always looking to add to their knowledge and develop their skills.
Each of our online courses enables you to stay up to date with ever-changing theory, techniques and practices. This gives you the latest insights to keep your sessions fresh and engaging, creating an inclusive learning environment at the same time. Ultimately, the result is better teaching, coaching and brighter prospects for the future of swimming.
We have a number of free online resources and CPDs to help you develop your knowledge and skills as a swimming teacher or coach.
Interactive online resource providing swimming teachers with guidance on how to use mobile devices safely and effectively.
How to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing young people are fully supported in accessing swimming lessons and training sessions.
This free online learning will help you understand visual impairments and how to support and include those with a visual impairment in swimming activities.
This free online learning will give you an introduction to disability swimming. It covers best practice and how to support the inclusion of disabled people in swimming lessons and clubs.
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.
Active Luton has successfully created opportunities for its BAME community, specifically targeting Muslim women and girls to embrace learning to swim and beyond. In partnership with the Institute of Swimming, Active Luton trained 64 female swimming teachers through their Level One and Two Swim England Qualifications (SEQ) last year, with 21 of the newly qualified teachers having BAME heritage. Active Luton has also timetabled women-only and
Marcia, 16, has been working part-time as a lifeguard at Abbeycroft Leisure’s Newmarket Leisure centre since she qualified in August 2019 and will continue her aquatic training in May, when she undertakes her Swim England Qualifications (SEQ) Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification. Marcia has always loved to swim and started having regular swimming lessons at Newmarket Leisure Centre when she was just five years old after
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history and is China's most important festival. The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar: the holiday falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. This means that each time the New Year falls on a different day between 21 January and 20 February. This year it falls on the 25 January, beginning a year of the
As the way we absorbed and interact with information changes, so do our learning needs. Many of us are looking for relevant, mobile, self-paced, and personalised training. To make sure we are providing that most relevant form of learning for our customers, we are evolving our online learning platform. Our new e-learning system will be rolled out across our online and blended learning courses with our Blended Learning SEQ Level 1 Swimming
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The Institute of Swimming’s partnership delivering Fin2Fit’s Mono-Fin CPD training has gone from strength to strength with the CPD gaining accreditation from CIMSPA. Swimming teachers who have gained their Fin2Fit CPD are able to deliver Mono-Fin Mermaid and Shark lessons and parties, as a new and exciting approach to keep children interested in swimming. Natalie McGuire, Business Development Manager, Institute of Swimming says: “We