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MIOS: Member of Institute of Swimming – if you’re Level 1 qualified.
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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.
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