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.
Karen Barnes, 33, started her training to become a swimming teacher during her maternity leave when her first child, Jack, was just ten weeks old. Her son has just had his first birthday and Karen has been working part-time as a fully qualified swimming instructor for the last seven months. Karen says: “It’s been a roller coaster! In the last year my life has totally transformed. I’ve become a mum and also found a super new career that
The Institute of Swimming has partnered with Fin2Fit to deliver its Mono-Fin CPD teacher training. Qualified teachers will be able to deliver Mono-Fin Mermaid and Shark lessons and parties, as a new and exciting approach to keep children interested in swimming. Fin2Fit offers the UK’s only Swim England Accredited Mono-Fin classes, along with a Mermaid & Shark Award Scheme Programme for children, creating a new exit route for the Swim
Swim England’s Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification has become the first to be endorsed by the new CIMSPA assistant swimming teacher standard. The Level 1 qualification is our most popular course and the entry point for tens of thousands of swimming assistants to make their first steps into the industry – with many progressing through Swim England’s Level 2 Teaching Swimming and continuous professional development
Looking for a job with flexibility, good pay and job satisfaction? Here’s one you may not have thought of… Finding the right part-time job is tough. How do you find something flexible that will comfortably fit in around your studies? And what about the pay – does anyone offer more than minimum wage? While there aren’t many jobs that do, there is one job that tops the list in terms of flexibility, pay and satisfaction. Curious to find
Commonwealth Silver Medalist and future Olympic swimmer, Jacob Peters, 18, is already taking steps to protect his career when he retires from competitive swimming, training to be a swimming teacher with the Institute of Swimming. The world-class athlete, who competes internationally for Team England, made his debut appearance at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, winning a silver medal in the four x 100m relay medley, and competing in three
This year the Institute of Swimming has joined the Swim England Learn to Swim team to provide free workshops as part of their Roadshow. Swim England’s Swim School Roadshows’ are free regional events for swim schools, teachers and operators delivering the Learn to Swim Programme and school swimming. These convenient half-day events take place in a number of locations across the country and are a great opportunity to meet key individuals