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Swim England releases new textbook for Level 2 swimming teachers

Swim England Qualifications has released the new Level 2 Teaching Swimming textbook – providing updated guidance to help swimming teachers create a progressive learning environment.

The previous edition of the textbook – ASA Level 2 qualification – was reviewed and re-written to be brought in line with current teaching, safety and safeguarding practises.

With new illustrations and graphics, the textbook clearly identifies the responsibilities that all qualified Level 2 swimming teachers have.

This includes areas on how to ensure participants remain safe and secure, and how to direct and supervise swimming assistants.

Simon Stevens, Head of Swim England Qualifications, said: “A lot can change in the space of four years in the aquatics sector.

“We are determined to ensure all swimming teachers have access to the latest information from the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and all four Frameworks.

“The new book also covers curriculum swimming, special educational needs and/or disabilities, and sign posts learners to further guidance.

“I am particularly pleased to see there is guidance throughout the book on how to involve swimming assistants in lessons.

“Assistants can play a valuable role in helping learners achieve their goals and we hope the textbook highlights their importance.”

Learning correct stroke technique

Level 2 Teaching Textbook front cover

The textbook includes updates on stroke teaching practice and new advice on safeguarding.

There is also a new section about BLABT – body position, leg action, arm action, breathing and timing.

This framework for planning, introducing, developing, analysing and correcting all four of the competitive strokes is essential.

The book was created with support from Swim England tutors and Learn to Swim managers, ensuring it features expert advice, while making lessons safe, inclusive, fun and engaging.

Visit the Swim England shop to order the book online for £14.99.

Alternatively, you can email salesawards@swimming.org or call the Sales Team on 0800 220292.