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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. This includes Open Water, Diving, Artistic Swimming, and Water Polo Coaches.
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.
Following The High Court judgment in The Financial Conduct Authority COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case, we have been working with our Insurance broker Howden to provide as much clarity as possible.
This interactive online CPD (continual professional development), Introduction to Deaf Awareness and using British Sign Language in Aquatics from the Institute of Swimming, aims to help swimming teachers and coaches improve and adapt their sessions to better accommodate deaf and hard of hearing people in the aquatic environment. This course is delivered via webinar, it lasts 3.5 hours and is led by Swim England tutor and Level 2 swimming
The world of insurance can be confusing, especially if you are new to the sector. As a teacher or coach, you are providing a specialised service and could be held responsible for an injury to another person. In circumstances like these, it is essential that you have appropriate insurance protection. Without insurance, you will need to defend yourself, putting your personal wealth at risk. Becoming a member of the Institute of Swimming can
Swim England caught up with Martin Wilson last month to discuss his family’s passion for swimming, how they have coped with pool closures, and training with the Institute of Swimming through the pandemic. To say that the Wilson family enjoy swimming would be a huge understatement. Their involvement started from their daughter, Katie’s first baby water confidence session, and since then they have all been involved in the swimming community
We've created some fun and games to entertain the whole family. These games add a swimming spin to some classics 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 can be played individually with all players allowed to guess. Teams take it
As part of ReTrain, CIMSPA's £1.5m initiative designed to retool the sport and physical activity workforce (funded by The National Lottery through Sport England), The Institute of Swimming have already supported over 100 people to start a new career as a swimming teacher. The training initiative that launched in September has been extremely popular with over two-thirds of training requests being for aquatic roles, such as assistant swimming
Henry, 16, has contributed to the aquatics community in more ways than one! He’s been an active club swimmer since he was 8 years old, then in 2019, he won Swim England’s Youth Volunteer of the Year Award becoming the youngest Level 1 Judge in South East England. During lockdown, Henry has embarked on his next journey - with the Institute of Swimming - to become a swimming teacher and in doing so has discovered a different part of the