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 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 CPD 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 of this CPD is a requirement for clubs to achieve SwimMark.
This online learning is aimed at technical officials from across swimming, water polo, synchronised swimming, diving and open water.
This CPD will give you an introduction to para-swimming. Ideal for coaches working with para-swimmers this CPD will increase your awareness of para-swimming and how you can support it as a coach.
Masters student, James, 24, uses his job as a swimming teacher to pay off his student loan and to fund his current tuition fees. James grew up in a family of swimmers, one of his grandparents was a swimming teacher and his uncle even competed in the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980, in the 100-meter Freestyle. James himself learnt to swim and went on to join a swimming club and to compete for the University of Durham. He explains:
Waleed Ghafoory, 20, is a university student who is part-funding his education through his swimming teacher job As a young child, Waleed was scared of water and hated being splashed in the face. It was this fear that made his mum determined he would learn to swim and get over his water anxiety. He went to swim school and when he was 12 he joined the Ealing Swimming Club in Chiswick, London. Waleed says: “In my
Nancy, 17, gained her SEQ Level 1 Assistant Swimming (teaching) qualification with the Institute of Swimming earlier this year, and is working part-time at Active Nation’s Quays Swimming and Diving Complex, whilst studying for her BTECH in Sport and Coaching at sixth form college. For Nancy, swimming is her happy place. She has been actively involved in swimming throughout her childhood and into her teenage years, with both her
Teaching Swimming was Emily's ideal student job and helped fund her studies to become a Primary School Teacher. Emily, 20, from Somerset, became a swimming teacher to part-fund her studies. She’s since found it to be a rewarding and worthwhile job that will help in her pursuit to become a primary school teacher. Emily says: “My mum used to be a swimming teacher and that gave me the idea that I too could do the training. Whilst
"You don’t have to be an expert swimmer to be a great swimming teacher!" Keiran, 45, retired from HM Armed Forces in 2019 after serving for nearly 25 years as a Communication specialist for the Royal Logistic Corps. On retirement, he and his family moved and bought a home in Worcestershire. For the next couple of years his priority was looking after his ten-year-old son and working on their home, which needed a lot of alterations and
“Being a swimming teacher feels like part of my identity now rather than just a job. It genuinely feels good for the soul!” Amy has been a swimming teacher for 16 years, having completed her SEQ Level 1 and Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualifications in 2005 at the age of 16. She inherited a love for the water from her Mum, who was a keen club swimmer as a teenager and later on became a swimming teacher herself. After school, Amy would