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 SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddler course or our SEQ Level 3 Swim Coordinator programme.
CIMSPA has endorsed our SEQ Level 1 and 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications as meeting the requirements of the assistant swimming teacher and swimming teacher professional standard. Once qualified you can gain a 12 month free CIMSPA affiliate membership, giving you access to further benefits.
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.
Builds on the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification, developing your knowledge and skills to teach swimming to babies and toddlers.
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.
Lisa, 52, is on her way to becoming a fully qualified swimming teacher. Here she explains how she discovered swimming and how she plans to use her Institute of Swimming qualifications to inspire others. Lisa works full time as a psychology teacher and is a Year 12 lead in a secondary school in Milton Keynes. Since September, she has been working as a swimming teaching assistant, helping in lessons for a couple of hours in the evenings and on
Miles, who is 20 years old, is on his way to qualifying as a Swimming Teacher. The qualification comes after a devastating rare cancer diagnosis forced him to rethink his future. Here, Miles tells us his inspirational story, how brain cancer changed his life and how he is rebuilding his future, with positivity and hope. Miles, from Surrey, was just 16 when he became ill. He says: “I just didn’t feel right. I was constantly tired, I was
The Institute of Swimming has launched a new eLearning opportunity for young people aged 14 and upwards, who are thinking about a career in teaching swimming or looking for volunteering and training opportunities as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award or Swim England Youth Volunteering programme. The Swimming Lesson Helper eLearning training is an ideal opportunity to develop a pathway into aquatics and a career in sports in general and
Bronwen, 69, has worked as a part time swimming teacher at Mytime’s The Spa at Beckenham for the last three and a half years. Here she explains how she rediscovered her love of swimming, and balances her swimming teaching job alongside a city corporate role. Bronwen says: “When I was young, I used to love to swim and would participate in as many galas as I could. However, regrettably that all stopped when real life got in the way. Work,
Bethany, 21, is mid-way through her SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming Qualification. Here she explains how being a swimming teaching assistant has helped with her studies and how she will be using her Level Two Qualification to continue her formal education. Bethany says: “I’ve always loved swimming and as a child I was given ‘free’ swimming lessons from trainee swimming teachers whilst they were studying for their qualifications. I
We have a series of Tutor Tips to help you ace your lesson delivery and swimmer development. Here are the first instalments from our outstanding Programme Leader and Swim England Tutor - Stuart! If you would like to see more tutor tips follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Help swimmers kick with a straight leg in backstroke Those learning to swim often start with a bent knee rather than straight legs as they are so used to