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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.
Institute of Swimming obtain ‘Enhancing’ on CIMSPA’s new education partner quality assurance review. We are proud to announce that, following the recent education partner quality assurance review by The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), the Institute of Swimming has received ‘Enhancing’ for its great practice and high-quality provision. There are three review outcome ratings that a
The Institute of Swimming is excited to announce a fantastic collaboration with TUI Musement to promote water safety and bring the joy of swimming to children across the globe. This partnership is set to make a significant impact as TUI expands its horizons, and we are proud to be a part of this journey. Empowering Future Swimmers with TUI Musement The Institute of Swimming, along with TUI's Musement are committed to creating aquatic
Adam, 17, from the Isle of Man, recently completed his SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications with the Institute of Swimming. Here, Adam, who was born profoundly deaf, will explain how he plans to make coaching part of his future career, and how he is keen to provide specialist swimming lessons for those who are hard of hearing. Adam says: “Swimming has always been a
Max, 18, has recently completed the Institute of Swimming PWTAG-approved Pool Plant Operator course. Here, Max will explain why he undertook the training and how it is helping him in his role. Max says: “I became a lifeguard two years ago at Place Leisure’s Strode Leisure Centre in North Somerset. Being a lifeguard was the perfect part time job for me whilst studying for my extended Level Three BTEC in Business Studies at college.
Henry, a passionate Swimming Teacher whose journey has taken him to incredible places and allowed him to make a lasting impact on the lives of many. Meet Henry: From Volunteer to Accomplished Swimming Teacher. Henry's journey in the world of swimming teaching began as a lesson helper at a swim school in Leicester. "I really enjoyed working there and helping the kids in the lessons and the teachers thought I showed a lot of potential and that
Tylia, 17, from Manchester, is an Assistant Swimming Teacher at Bamber’s Inclusive Swim School. Here she will explain why swimming has given her independence and freedom, and how she hopes to make swimming her future. Tylia, who is diagnosed with Autism and ADHD, swims for Stockport Metro, currently ranking 10th in the country in the para-swimming classification S14 for the 200-metre freestyle and 100-metre butterfly. Tylia