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Free webinars to help swimming teachers implement Returning to the Pool guidance

A series of free webinars have been created for swimming teachers following the publication of Swim England’s Returning to the Pool guidance.

The sessions, created by Swim England and the Institute of Swimming, will help teachers implement the guidance and detail how to work within the guidelines.

More than 1,800 spaces have already been snapped up in the space of 24 hours after the guidance was published.

Places on three different training sessions are now available, with more due to be added in the coming weeks.

Spaces can now be booked on the following webinars:

An on-demand e-learning module is being created for those who would like to access the training at any time and go through the content at their own pace.

This will be available from mid-July and includes a downloadable certificate, allowing swimming lesson providers to give their customers confidence that appropriate measures have been taken.

Understanding new environment

Rebecca Cox, Institute of Swimming Managing Director, said: “We have pulled out the key parts of the guidance that effect swimming teachers and built a series of training to support them.

“The different topics will provide the knowledge they need to implement engaging lessons that work within the guidelines.

“We want to make sure the workforce understands this new environment and has the confidence to come back, helping in turn to build customer confidence.

“It’s within our duty, alongside the national governing body, that this training is available for every teacher and operator free of charge.”

Swim England published its Returning to the Pool guidance on Monday 15 June.

Five detailed documents have been released which include robust recommendations for operators, casual swimmers, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity, teachers and those attending swimming lessons.

They are based on the latest scientific advice and will be updated regularly to reflect the latest Government guidelines.