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.
Suha always had a love for the water, and aside from swimming, she had always dreamt of being a competent scuba diver. So she decided to move away from Accountancy and take her scuba diving courses. “I loved the aquatic life more than numbers.” Whilst she was doing her courses she started having conversations with lots of people who were keen to try scuba diving too, but their main constraint was that they couldn’t swim. These
Jason has achieved qualifications for multiple roles within the swimming and aquatics sector; he’s been a swimming teacher for over 14 years, a swim coach for 7 years and a Swim England tutor for 4 years. He currently works full-time as the Assistant Head Coach of KAL [Kirklees Active Leisure] Swim Performance working in partnership with Borough of Kirklees Swimming Club. Jason certainly has a lot of experience under his belt when it comes
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
Georgina’s story: “The best thing about teaching swimming is knowing that each individual within the lesson is enabled with an essential life saving skill.” Georgina has always enjoyed being in the water and had a love for swimming from a young age. After progressing through swimming lessons she joined a club, and with the help of great coaches from Ashford and Canterbury, she achieved county, southern and nationals at Tonbridge, Crystal
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