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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
Access to the Members Online Learning Hub which provides free e-learning worth over £100 including our Introduction to Teaching the Four Strokes bundle and our Adult Swimming online CPDs.
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.
When renewing your membership save money and enjoy peace of mind by using Direct Debit.
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