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.
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 online learning is aimed at technical officials from across swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and open water.
From landlocked Eswatini to teaching children to swim in Cheltenham: Janice shares her teaching journey… Janice was born in the landlocked African country of Eswatini, where she was encouraged to learn to swim at a young age. She thoroughly enjoyed it, thrived in the pool, and became a lifelong fan of the sport. She competed in high school swim meets before going on to represent her country on the National Youth team. “I've had the good
Ericka has been a swimming teacher at Tonbridge Swimming Pool since 2016. Both her children attended swimming lessons there when she was approached and asked if she would like to become a swimming assistant. She really enjoyed it and so decided to put herself through the Level 2 teacher training to become a fully qualified swimming teacher. March 2020 - Lockdown begins... Ericka is a part-time swimming teacher and her main job is Customer
Michael started his swimming teaching career whilst swimming for Woolton Swiming Club. At the age of 16, inspired by other swimmers, his swimming teachers and club coaches, he volunteered as an assistant swimming teacher, working with the Swim England Learn to Swim programmes and gaining experience. “This was the spark to my passion for this sport" “Completing my Level 1 and 2 teaching qualifications allowed me to learn new skills and
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
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