Join our Online Community and help make a difference

Get Involved with Water Polo Coaching

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

About Water Polo Coaching

Water polo coaches are vital for helping players develop to their full potential.

They are responsible for training athletes in a sport by analysing their performances, instructing relevant skills and by providing encouragement.

Good water polo coaching helps create the right conditions for learning to happen and finds ways of motivating athletes so they can achieve their goals.

Water Polo Coaching Qualifications

There are three levels of Swim England water polo coaching qualifications. Click the links below to find out more on the Institute of Swimming (IoS) website.

  1. Water Polo Assistant (Coaching) Certificate

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

  1. Water Polo Coach Certificate

This qualification will train you as an independent water polo coach. It will provide the skills needed to plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of training sessions. You must be at least 17 years old and already qualified as an assistant coach to take this course.
Click here for further information.

  1. Head Water Polo 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 players. There are a number of criteria you must fulfil to take this course, including being at least 19 years old.

Find A Water Polo Coaching Course

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

Use our pre-filtered course finder on this page to find a course near you, or head to our Swim England Coaching Course Calendar.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

3 September 2024
1 October 2024
2 April 2025
2 September 2025
  • 1