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.
Looking for the perfect part time student job - have you considered teaching swimming? Looking for a well-paid, flexible, part time job to help support your lifestyle whilst at college or University, with no late nights or drunk customers? Teaching swimming offers all of this and you don’t even have to be a great swimmer! The Institute of Swimming is actively looking for students to become swimming teachers in a bid to solve the national
Ukrainian swimming teachers who have been forced to flee the invasion are being offered the chance to gain a world-renowned qualification free of charge. The Institute of Swimming and Swim England Charity have launched a two-part initiative to help resettle those who have arrived in the UK as part of the Homes for Ukraine and Ukraine Family Sponsorship scheme. A bespoke training offer will allow Ukrainian swimming teachers to gain their Swim
In 2020 we changed our course structure so that everyone who wanted to become a swimming teacher could start their training. We split our courses into theoretical and practical parts, with the theory taking place through interactive zoom webinars and e-learning. Completing theoretical training online has had a positive impact on many. It has allowed people to fit courses around their lifestyle and allowed us to better cater to individual
Tom, is currently undertaking a PhD in Drowning Prevention and Applied Environmental Physiology at Leeds Trinity University. He also works part time as a swimming teacher for Trafford Leisure. Tom explains how drowning prevention has become his mission and his passion... He says: “I have always been a competent swimmer and briefly swam for my school team. Some years later I became aware that I was not able to float well due to
Chloe, 22, has been an assistant swimming coach and teacher since being a teenager. Here, Chloe explains how swimming has had a fundamentally positive impact on her life, her studies and her future career. Chloe says: “I come from a swimming family. My mum and both my grandparents were swimming coaches. I literally grew up by the pool. I learnt to swim and went on to compete for my County at the Welsh and British Masters. I love
It is time to test your swimmer's on their royal waves, tea-sipping and marching ability. The Swim England Learn to Swim Team has created Jubilee inspired activities for all teachers and parents to do in the water with their swimmers. If you would like to download these images and the PDF that provides adaptability, equipment needed, etc please email firstname.lastname@example.org.