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Applications now open for ‘rewarding’ Swim England Tutor Training Programme

The latest phase of applications for the Swim England Teaching Swimming Tutor Training Programme are now open.

The programme offers exceptional training to prepare new tutors to deliver Swim England qualifications.

Tutors will learn how to proficiently deliver training and assess effectively, and the unrivalled support and guidance that is available will ensure all applicants feel supported every step of the way.

Applications are open until Friday 27th May at 5pm and the Swim England educator training team have also created the opportunity for those interested in participating in the programme to get a taster of what being a tutor involves.

The national governing body’s tutor training manager, Fiona MacNamee, will be hosting a webinar on Monday 16 May, from 1.30 to 2.30pm. To sign up, click here.

Swim England is interested in receiving applications from passionate and experienced swimming teachers who meet the areas of identified need.

There will also be opportunities later in the year for coaches to apply for the programme. To register your interest in becoming a coaching tutor, click here.

Helping the next generation of teachers

Katrice Rodrigues as a games maker at the London 2012 Olympics

Katrice Rodrigues, pictured above as a games maker at the London 2012 Olympics, was one of the experienced teachers who completed the tutor training programme back in 2019.

After a year away from the pool due to the pandemic, she has now been tutoring full-time since September 2021.

Katrice described her new role as a tutor as ‘really rewarding’ and is enjoying passing on her knowledge to the next generation of teachers.

She said: “I do really enjoy working with the learners, especially when they get to doing the practical and they are teaching and assisting, you are at poolside with the learners – you really start seeing all of the hard work come together.

“When you see how far the learners have come, from the start of the course where they are like rabbits in headlights, to the end of it, it’s really satisfying.

“I don’t feel like I have been doing this for very long but because I have taught so many learners, I have learnt lots myself from when I first started learning as a tutor and I’m challenging myself to become a better teacher at the same time.

“It’s really rewarding. All of the experience you have as a teacher, you’re able to pass that on to the next generation of teachers.

“You’re not just teaching people to swim, you’re teaching other teachers who will then teach more people to swim and so on, which is what makes it so rewarding.

“It’s a challenge but a good challenge, I definitely recommend Swim England and the educator training.”

Find out more about the Swim England Tutor Training Programme here.