We have a number of free online resources and CPDs to help you develop your knowledge and skills as a swimming teacher.
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.
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
There are around 400,000 people who could be missing out of swimming lessons due to swimming teachers shortages. We want to solve this by offering part funded courses as part of our Teacher Training Academy. Rebecca Cox, Institute of Swimming’s managing director, said: “Teaching swimming is very rewarding but the cost of qualifying can hold people back. There is a demand for new swimming teachers across the country, which means
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
Swim England and the Institute of Swimming have created a free online resource, ‘Mobile Devices in Swimming Lessons’, to support the growing trend towards mobile devices and apps being used by teachers to manage Learn to Swim programmes. Rebecca Cox, Managing Director of the Institute of Swimming said: “Online technology in the leisure sector is increasingly replacing the traditional clipboard and pen. This free interactive resource
A new agreement between Places Leisure and the Institute of Swimming is set to support more than 116,000 children learning to swim. The partnership will help provide ‘high-quality and fully-qualified’ teachers across the country. The three-year deal will see the Institute of Swimming deliver an aquatic workforce development plan to ensure all teachers are trained to the highest standards. Places Leisure run swimming lessons at more
Mum-of-two Meghan Hawash explains how a change in career led to her dream job. I’m sure everyone has that feeling sometime in their employment life that they’re stuck in a dead-end career, with very few prospects and no job satisfaction. I certainly did. I was hardly enjoying working in retail and when I had my second child, I decided I needed a change in direction. It was then that I noticed an advert on social media offering a