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.
Help and support so you can develop your capabilities as a swimming teacher
Eurovision madness is coming to the UK so it's time to bring out your dance routines and make your swimming lessons sing. Musical Floats If you can have music on the poolside then you can do this swimming version of musical statues. If not you can still play by calling out 'dance' and 'float'. You can have swimmers perform a star or mushroom float. The last swimmer to float is out. Swimming Duet Divide the swimmers into pairs and have them
Abu Bakr is a lifeguard turned swimming assistant, who has found teaching swimming to be an incredibly fun job. Here he talks with us about his journey from being a lifeguard, how swimming teaching fits with his studies, and the importance of representation. The change came at the perfect time as Abu Bakr started to focus on his studies. He says, "I started as a lifeguard, and I was watching the swimming lessons. I always thought that was
Habiba became a swimming teacher by chance. It wasn’t something she had been thinking of or planning, but she’s very pleased she did. Habiba says: “I started taking some swimming lessons as an adult to improve my stroke and technique, and slowly but surely I realised how much I enjoyed being in the water. It was my own swimming teacher that suggested I should think about training to become a swimming teacher. I was pregnant whilst
Lots of swimming teachers return to the pool after a break. Many of us qualify to support our studies and then, years later, find ourselves yearning for the joy and fulfilment that teaching gave us. A recent survey of Institute of Swimming Members found that 96% of swimming teachers love their job so you are not alone! Others find the role fits in well with their other commitments and the extra income is more than welcome. 74% teach
Carly Gates, TUI Academies Team Leader and Swim Coach has travelled the world with her swimming teacher qualifications. She started her career as a swimming assistant and lifeguard at her local leisure centre and now works for TUI where she can see the world, and help holidaymakers learn a life skill whilst having fun. "I first came to being a swimming teacher after working at my local leisure centre as a lifeguard," says Carly. "I had just
SEQ Level 1 or 2 Swimming Teachers looking to improve their skills and knowledge can now take part in a new 3-hour webinar: 'Introduction to Teaching Diving for Learn to Swim'. Delivered via Zoom, this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course is designed to enable swimming teachers to teach diving entries within a Learn to Swim environment and covers all the progressive steps from teaching a streamlined push and glide, to a racing dive