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.Search courses
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.
To become a swimming teacher there are two qualifications for you to gain.
Once you have your level 2 qualification you can then add to your skills with our Level 2 Teaching Pre-school Swimming course or brand new SEQ Level 3 Swim Coordinator programme.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the introduction of government guidance to combat the virus, we have adapted the way we deliver our courses to make sure everyone has the opportunity to train in a safe environment.
Our courses have been split into two halves:
Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher.
Builds on the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification, giving you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons.
This combined course enables anyone with experience supporting swimming lessons to complete the theoretical elements of both SEQ Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications side by side.
This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher for babies and toddlers/pre-school children.
Produced collaboratively with the swimming sector, to develop leadership skills, support business needs, improve the customer experience and maximise pool performance.
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.
Create a festive feel with our Christmas Themed Swimming Lesson Activities. Swimming teachers wanting to add a little festive sparkle to their swimming lessons may want to check out the following Christmas themed games. Including some of our favourite festive swimming activities as well as swim teacher activities from the Swim England Learn to Swim team. 1. Santa and his Reindeer, stages 4-7 Learners are put into pairs, and one learner
Institute of Swimming partner with Places Leisure to help solve the shortage of Swimming Teachers. The Institute of Swimming have launched a brand new nationwide Recruitment Academy with Places Leisure in a bid to help solve the shortage of swimming teachers. The UK is currently facing a shortage of around 8,000 swimming teachers meaning 600,000 people are currently missing out on swimming lessons. The Recruitment Academy serves as one of
Halloween Themed Swimming Lesson Ideas Have some fun in the pool and get creative with our spooktacular Halloween swimming lesson ideas! 1. Warm-up Game Get your swimmers warmed up by embracing the theme and moving around the pool: Walk like a zombie Move like a ghost Be a pumpkin (mushroom float) Fly on a broomstick (use a noodle) Run like a werewolf 2. Haunted House Swimming Game Participants travel around the
Alison always had a love for swimming and had aspirations from a young age to become either a swimming teacher or physical education teacher. She enjoys working with children and has had jobs in several preschools and schools. To keep fit and active she turned to swimming almost daily. It was at this point in her life that she had the idea to become a swimming teacher, “I decided that I would like to combine my love of children, swimming
Suha always had a love for the water, and aside from swimming, she had always dreamt of being a competent scuba diver. So she decided to move away from Accountancy and take her scuba diving courses. “I loved the aquatic life more than numbers.” Whilst she was doing her courses she started having conversations with lots of people who were keen to try scuba diving too, but their main constraint was that they couldn’t swim. These
Jason has achieved qualifications for multiple roles within the swimming and aquatics sector; he’s been a swimming teacher for over 14 years, a swim coach for 7 years and a Swim England tutor for 4 years. He currently works full-time as the Assistant Head Coach of KAL [Kirklees Active Leisure] Swim Performance working in partnership with Borough of Kirklees Swimming Club. Jason certainly has a lot of experience under his belt when it comes