Swim England Members

Coach Membership from £59 a year including enhanced insurance and professional membership status.

Swim School Membership Update

Swim England is launching a new Swim School Membership offer in early November 2023, with two brand new packages providing exclusive offers to support swim schools with the delivery of the Learn to Swim Programme and their business growth.



Swim School Membership Benefits

SEQ Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher course
1 free space per swim school on a SEQ Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher course with the IOS
SEQ Level 2 Swimming Teacher course
1 free space per swim school on a SEQ Level 2 Swimming Teacher course with the IOS
Lesson Overview
You will have access to a nine-week lesson overview, which relates back to the IDM model (Introduce, Develop, Master)
£50 off RLSS UK Swim School Health and Safety Award course
This award has been designed to help swim school owners understand their legal duty with regard to health and safety.
View RLSS course
Discount on IOS Swimming Teacher Membership for all teachers within the swim school
All of your teachers within your swim school can benefit from getting a discount on their IOS Membership
See IOS Membership
Mini learn to swim and awards health check
An opportunity for swim schools to review their programme and awards that are currently offered
Swim England Safeguarding CPD
Your swim school will be allocated one free space to attend Swim England’s Child Safeguarding CPD
Welfare officer training e.g. Time to Listen
To support you in assigning a welfare officer to your swim school, one space is allocated to your swim school to attend Swim England’s recognised welfare officer training
Exclusive discounts on your business insurance
You will be eligible to exclusive discounted rates on your business insurance through Howdens UK Group LTD
Official certification as a Swim England Swim School Member
You will receive official certification displaying your affiliation with Swim England as a Swim School Member
Swim England Swim School Member logo
The Swim England Swim School Member logo is formatted to enable you to display it on your marketing materials
Access to Swim England Swim School Community (Facebook)
You can become a part of the Swim England Swim School Facebook group
One-to-one support and advice from the Learn to Swim technical aquatic managers
You will have a designated technical aquatics manager who is on hand to support you with your needs with the delivery of the Learn to Swim Programme
Listing on the Swim England search tool, Poolfinder
Poolfinder gets over half a million hits per year - and your pool will appear under the swim schools filter
Listing on our Swim School Directory featured on the Swim England website
The swim school directory has more than 2,000 hits per year. Your swim school will appear on our Swim School Directory, along with your email address and a link to your website
Access to useful resources
Including marketing assets, teaching materials and supportive business documents
Opportunity to be nominated for the Swim School of the Year Award
This award is only available to Swim School Members and is presented at the annual conference
Discount on becoming a RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Instructor
A great offer from the RLSS for you to become a Rookie Lifeguard instructor at a reduced rate of £10 per person
Find out more
Discount on Speedo products
Swim School Members are entitled to a 10% discount from Speedo
Access to Swim England's updated video channel
You will have access to the Swim England video channel hosted by Vimeo, where you will be able to view videos including Swim England Expected Standards videos
See our Vimeo
Discount on aswim UK
You are entitled to a discount from the aswim UK online shop with a video on how to use SwimPix Cards
View aswim
Discount on software providers
  • 10% off your annual licence fee with Course Pro
  • Huge savings on a Team Unify package
Discount on advertisements through Careers in Aquatics
You will be entitled to get 10% off advertisements throughout the year on Careers in Aquatics
Discount on Swim England Awards
You will be eligible to a discount on awards purchased via our online shop

Swim School Portal

This is an exclusive online portal where a swim school member can access all of the following:

  • Resources
  • Marketing materials
  • Guidance documents
  • Logo and brand guidelines
  • Terms and conditions of membership
  • Benefits

Online Swim School Management System

We have a new online platform to collect data on all teachers within all swim school settings. Swim School Members will need to upload this information and keep it up to date.

We will be asking swim schools to provide the following documentation to ensure safeguarding and governance is being met:

  • All teaching staff to hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate
  • Public Liability Insurance Certificate
  • All teaching staff to have an in date Safeguarding Certificate/Qualifications
  • Swim England Level 2 Qualifications or equivalent

Swim Schools will be required to have up-to-date Pool Safety Operating Procedures (PSOP). A declaration form will require wet signature from the Swim School declaring this.

This documentation will be uploaded to the swim school portal and the online teacher register. All documentation will be checked by the Learn to Swim Team in order for a membership application to be approved.


Upon the launch of the new membership, all Swim England Swim School Members will be required to adopt Wavepower within their policies. Click the button below to find out more about Wavepower.

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Welfare Officer

Upon the release of the new Swim School Membership, it will be a requirement of Swim School Members to have a welfare officer and provide us with their details. This will be covered in the application and renewal.

What does that mean to me?

All current members will be automatically put on a standard membership package with no additional charge. You will be required to fill out a new application form. You will have the option to upgrade to the premium membership package – this will have an additional charge associated with it. An upgrade form will be available on the website for you to complete. The new costs will be applicable upon renewal of your membership.

Current members will be given time to put these new measures in place to allow themselves to become compliant with the new regulations. The Swim England membership team will be on hand to provide support.

We will be holding online drop in sessions for swim schools to meet with the Learn to Swim Team and Membership Team, who can support you and answer any question that you might have.
Please click a date to register for a session.

The new Swim School Membership will be the topic on October’s Swim School Network which will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 10th October 10:00 – 11:00. If you would like to register to join the network please email engagement@swimming.org.

Contact Us

Should you require the support of the Membership Team please email swimschools@swimming.org.