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.
Find out more about the Swim England Tutor Training Programme and how to become one of our tutors.
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.
Life is all about pursuing passions and finding new avenues to make a positive impact. For Jessica Wilson, the journey to becoming a swimming teacher was a life-changing decision that combined her love for working with children and her passion for swimming. Jessica says: "I previously worked in Mental Health & Child Protection in schools and decided that I wanted to do something different whilst still working with children to support their
When passion and opportunity collide, the journey to a fulfilling career begins. Meet Kimberley, a mum of three, whose inspiring journey into the world of swimming teaching through the Institute of Swimming Academy is a testament to making the most of every opportunity. Discovering the Institute of Swimming Academy It all began when Kimberley stumbled upon an intriguing advert from the Institute of Swimming on social media. The call to make a
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James Clegg, 29, is a British Paralympic swimmer. At London 2012, James won a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly event. James is registered blind, with around 10% vision. James has recently gained his SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant Qualification. Here he shares with us his swimming teaching journey and his plans for the future. James says: “Swimming has always been part of my life. As a child I enjoyed the feeling of being in water. It
Embark on a journey that will complement your studies and open up new opportunities for the future. Summer is the perfect time to take the plunge and become a swimming teacher. This year approximately 1500 enthusiastic individuals like yourself are gearing up to kickstart their training during the summer holidays. With exams behind you, it's time to consider your future path, and teaching swimming could be the ideal option. Flexibility and
Holly, 36, is a recently qualified swimming teacher. She retrained in 2020 after working for the NHS for ten years. Holly says: “After university, I started working for the NHS both in clinical and non-clinical settings, and although I enjoyed aspects of the work, I started to realise that I had never intended to work for the NHS and that the long hours and stress were starting to get me down. As a child and a young woman I was a club