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.
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This free eLearning will give you an introduction to equality, diversity and inclusion, covering the approach to inclusion, use of appropriate language and the importance of adaption.
This free interactive online resource provides swimming teachers with guidance on how to use mobile devices safely and effectively.
This free interactive online 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 interactive online resource provides support and guidance for officials refereeing small or locally-run competitions.
This free online resource 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. Completion is a requirement for clubs to achieve SwimMark.
This free online resource is aimed at technical officials from across swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and open water.
This free online resource will give you an introduction to para-swimming. Ideal for coaches working with para-swimmers this e-learning resource will increase your awareness of para-swimming and how you can support it as a coach.
Chloe shares her passion for swimming by training for her ideal student job. Chloe is currently studying for her A Levels in Sussex but her passion for swimming goes beyond just a hobby as she has completed her SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming teacher qualification. From an early age, Chloe’s parents wanted her to be safe in water ensuring that she learnt to swim and felt confident swimming. As Chloe grew older her connection with the pool
Life is all about pursuing passions and finding new avenues to make a positive impact. For Jessica Wilson, the journey to becoming a swimming teacher was a life-changing decision that combined her love for working with children and her passion for swimming. Jessica says: "I previously worked in Mental Health & Child Protection in schools and decided that I wanted to do something different whilst still working with children to support their
When passion and opportunity collide, the journey to a fulfilling career begins. Meet Kimberley, a mum of three, whose inspiring journey into the world of swimming teaching through the Institute of Swimming Academy is a testament to making the most of every opportunity. Discovering the Institute of Swimming Academy It all began when Kimberley stumbled upon an intriguing advert from the Institute of Swimming on social media. The call to make a
The Institute of Swimming has launched an Inclusive Recruitment Academy to help disabled people become swimming teachers. The Academy, which is being fully-funded by Swim England and UK Sport, is a unique programme offering a tailored approach to training. It will form part of the lasting social impact of the Allianz Para Swimming World Championship in Manchester. The Institute of Swimming’s experienced tutors will work closely with
James Clegg, 29, is a British Paralympic swimmer. At London 2012, James won a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly event. James is registered blind, with around 10% vision. James has recently gained his SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant Qualification. Here he shares with us his swimming teaching journey and his plans for the future. James says: “Swimming has always been part of my life. As a child I enjoyed the feeling of being in water. It
Embark on a journey that will complement your studies and open up new opportunities for the future. Summer is the perfect time to take the plunge and become a swimming teacher. This year approximately 1500 enthusiastic individuals like yourself are gearing up to kickstart their training during the summer holidays. With exams behind you, it's time to consider your future path, and teaching swimming could be the ideal option. Flexibility and