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Become a member of the Institute of Swimming, and we can offer you support to develop your teaching capabilities and an unrivalled level of insurance cover.
Industry-leading insurance with up to £20 million of cover
Personal accident and loss of income cover
Unlimited free access to legal and employment advice
10% discount on early bird rates for the Swim England Teaching and Education Conference
Professional Membership Status and Designatory Letters after your name. These are awarded based on your qualifications to recognise your dedication to aquatics.
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.
Membership is open to holders of any ASA, SEQ, STA or RLSS UK Teaching qualification or Swim England coaching certificate (minimum qualification SEQ Level 1 or equivalent).
Display your professional member status by using designatory letters on your business cards and emails. These are awarded based on your qualifications and recognises your dedication to aquatics. 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.
We are offering complimentary Institute of Swimming Membership to all Swim England Coach and Coach Plus Members so you can benefit from our teacher support, professional membership status and designatory letters after your name.
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
A Refreshing Dive into a New Career: From Occupational Therapist to Swimming Teacher Victoria, recently took the plunge into a new career as a swimming teacher. Having been a dedicated club swimmer for the Brighton Dolphins and Brighton Swimming Club and a lifelong enthusiast of the sport, her path took a turn as she decided to take a break from her 14-year-long career as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS. Victoria's initial exposure to
The ability to learn whilst earning through on-the-job training was the ideal opportunity for Amy who is currently completing a Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship. With a passion for fitness, she knew the leisure industry was where she wanted to work. We recently spoke with Amy to see how she’s getting on… “I wanted to progress within the health and fitness industry more as my passion for the industry was growing…I wanted to gain some
Phoebe shares her passion and purpose in becoming a swimming teacher Phoebe, aged 16, is carving out her own path as she navigates the waters of her Level 2 swimming teacher course with the Institute of Swimming. With a background in competitive swimming, her love for the sport has combined with her aspiration to teach and inspire the next generation of swimmers. The Perfect Blend: Phoebe has just finished her GCSEs and is about to embark on
In celebration of the Little Mermaid's movie release, the Institute of Swimming teams up with Swim England, Disney and Ocean Bottle to develop a more diverse aquatic workforce To mark the nationwide release of The Little Mermaid earlier this year, The Institute of Swimming is supporting Swim England’s collaboration with Disney and Ocean Bottle to launch a series of funded Swimming Teachers’ Recruitment Academies to diversify the
Pool plant knowledge and education is pivotal to Daniel Ekema's role as Pool Plant Programme Leader at the Institute of Swimming. We talked to Dan about his career history and his current role: Where it started Dan has worked in and around pools for many years. His time in the industry began with work experience and job shadowing linked to the sports centre at his school. When he was 16 years old, he was a Sports Centre Assistant and Lifeguard