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Get Involved with Swimming Coaching

From what roles are available to the different qualifications you can take, find out more below about getting involved with swimming coaching in England.

About Swimming Coaching

Becoming a swimming coach is popular across the UK. Nothing quite beats the thrill of a competitive race, and so swimmers often decide to become coaches after calling time on their competitive careers.

But it’s not just a former swimmer that ends up becoming a swimming coach; there are plenty of British coaches with no previous experience of competitive swimming.

What they all do have however, is an unrelenting drive, competitiveness and will to be the best they can be.

Swimming Coaching Qualifications

There are three levels of Swim England swimming coaching qualifications – you can find out more and book on to a course near you on the Institute of Swimming website.

Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching) Certificate

  • This qualification teaches the basics of coaching swimming.
  • It will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a more experienced swimming coach in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to take this course.

Swim England Swimming Coach Certificate

  • This qualification will train you as an independent swimming coach.
  • It will provide the skills needed to plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of training sessions.
  • You must be at least 16 years old and already qualified as an assistant coach to take this course.

Swim England Senior Swimming Coach Certificate

  • This 12-month qualification will enable you to manage and lead a coaching team to support all areas of your programme.
  • It suits ambitious, committed and experienced coaches who are already coaching larger groups of swimmers.
  • There are a number of criteria you must fulfil to take this course, including being at least 19 years old.

Find A Swimming Coaching Course

There are swimming coaching courses for the roles of assistant coach and coach taking place across England throughout the year.

Head to our pre-filtered courses calendar to find a course near you, or check out the latest courses below.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

1 June 2024
5 June 2024
6 June 2024
10 June 2024
11 June 2024