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Swim England’s chief executive has urged people to reflect on how happy their career makes them as new research reveals that teaching swimming is one of the nation’s most rewarding and fulfilling careers. The national governing body has joined forces with leisure operators to showcase the benefits of becoming a swimming teacher, as part of a major recruitment drive to combat national shortages that mean children are missing out on
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
Jackie, 17, has been working as a swimming teacher since August 2021, whilst studying for her A Levels at college. She says: “I’m so pleased I made the decision to undertake my Institute of Swimming training – as being a swimming teacher is a fantastic job. It has helped me to grow in confidence, the good pay has allowed me to put money aside for my future and the job has helped shaped my future career. Being a swimming