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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.
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