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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.
Teaching Swimming was Emily's ideal student job and helped fund her studies to become a Primary School Teacher. Emily, 20, from Somerset, became a swimming teacher to part-fund her studies. She’s since found it to be a rewarding and worthwhile job that will help in her pursuit to become a primary school teacher. Emily says: “My mum used to be a swimming teacher and that gave me the idea that I too could do the training. Whilst
Nancy, 17, gained her SEQ Level 1 Assistant Swimming (teaching) qualification with the Institute of Swimming earlier this year, and is working part-time at Active Nation’s Quays Swimming and Diving Complex, whilst studying for her BTECH in Sport and Coaching at sixth form college. For Nancy, swimming is her happy place. She has been actively involved in swimming throughout her childhood and into her teenage years, with both her
Waleed Ghafoory, 20, is a university student who is part-funding his education through his swimming teacher job As a young child, Waleed was scared of water and hated being splashed in the face. It was this fear that made his mum determined he would learn to swim and get over his water anxiety. He went to swim school and when he was 12 he joined the Ealing Swimming Club in Chiswick, London. Waleed says: “In my
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