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So you want to teach swimming? Great, we provide the best opportunities for you to achieve your ambitions. We can help you start your journey as a swimming teacher, and then support you every step of the way as you progress to the level you want.
As the largest trainer of swimming teachers in the UK, we have a vast experience in supporting all kinds of people achieve teaching qualifications, and we’d love to help you do the same.
While being an active and challenging role, becoming a swimming teacher is also hugely rewarding. You’ll have great opportunities for employment. Yes, you’ll need your qualifications, but thanks to our expertise and experience, gaining these is also fun and rewarding.
Watch this short video which showcases the experiences of real swim teachers, the rewards of teaching swimming and the benefits of qualifying through Swim England course.
To become a swimming teacher there are two qualifications for you to gain. The Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course is the first step and it allows you to support a Level 2 qualified Swimming teacher. We then recommend gaining at least 3 months experience as a swimming assistant before attending a Level 2 Teaching Swimming course. Once you have your level 2 qualification you can then add you your skills with our Level 2 Teaching Pre-school Swimming course.
Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher.
Builds on the Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification, giving you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons.
Builds on the Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification, developing your knowledge and skills to teach swimming to babies and toddlers.
We find that for most the gaining of a qualification is only the start of their swimming journey. The best teachers and coaches are always looking to add to their knowledge and develop their skills.
The National Curriculum Training Programme gives you the skills and knowledge to deliver high quality school swimming lessons to make sure your school not only meets but exceeds the national curriculum requirements
If you already possess the skills and knowledge needed to gain a Swim England qualification, RPL could be the route for you. To qualify through RPL you match your knowledge and experience against the course specification.
Karen Barnes, 33, started her training to become a swimming teacher during her maternity leave when her first child, Jack, was just ten weeks old. Her son has just had his first birthday and Karen has been working part-time as a fully qualified swimming instructor for the last seven months. Karen says: “It’s been a roller coaster! In the last year my life has totally transformed. I’ve become a mum and also found a super new career that
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Commonwealth Silver Medalist and future Olympic swimmer, Jacob Peters, 18, is already taking steps to protect his career when he retires from competitive swimming, training to be a swimming teacher with the Institute of Swimming. The world-class athlete, who competes internationally for Team England, made his debut appearance at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, winning a silver medal in the four x 100m relay medley, and competing in three
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