Protect your career with an unrivalled level of insurance coverJoin now
Become a member of the Institute of Swimming, and we can offer you support and help to develop your teaching and coaching capabilities.
Membership is open to every UK qualified swimming teacher and coach and provides benefits that make your life easier.
The benefits you’ll enjoy:
You can display your status as a member by using designatory letters on your business cards and emails. These are awarded based on your level of qualifications and recognises your dedication to the aquatics profession. MIOS: Member of Institute of Swimming – if you’re Level 1 qualified. FIOS: Fellow of Institute of Swimming – if you’re Level 2 qualified or above.
To support the release of Swim England’s Return to Pools guidance, the Institute of Swimming created a series of free training webinars and e-learning for swimming teachers and assistants. The webinars saw unprecedented demand with 5000 places taken in just a couple of weeks. These webinars covered an Introduction to the Returning to Pools Guidance, Teaching from Poolside, Effective Communication and Teaching in Deep Water. To make sure
Swim England Qualifications have launched their SEQ Level 3 Swim Coordinator qualification which is an industry first and been produced collaboratively with the swimming sector. It has been designed to develop leadership skills, support business needs, improve the customer experience and maximise pool performance. The programme is relevant to the current operating environment and gets the candidates to utilise working case studies from their
With holiday plans on hold and staycations being the way forward, we've created some fun and games to entertain the whole family. These games add a swimming spin to some classic games and can help you get active with a family-friendly workout! What Am I? This game is played in teams and the aim is to guess what is written on the card your teammate picks up. Split into teams of two people+, if you are a group of two or three, this game
In anticipation of pools opening, Swim England released their comprehensive Return to Pools Guidance in June which includes robust recommendations for how the whole sector can safely reopen in line with government guidance. So our members can work through the guidance and implement the recommendations safely and effectively, we have created a free e-learning in partnership with Swim England. The interactive resource is for teachers and
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has made employment a focus of his Summer Statement with a range of measures in the government ‘plan for jobs’, including apprenticeships. He said: "For the next six months, we are going to pay employers to create new apprenticeships. We will pay businesses to hire young apprentices with a new payment of £2,000 per apprentice and we will introduce a brand new bonus for businesses to hire apprentices aged 25 and
In mid-June Swim England released their comprehensive Returning to Pools Guidance which includes robust recommendations for how the whole sector can safely reopen in line with government guidance. So swimming teachers and operators can implement the guidance safely and effectively, and restart their learn to swim programmes, the Institute of Swimming has created a suite of free learning in partnership with Swim England. A series of live