Teaching Swimming

We can help you start your journey as a swimming teacher, and then support you every step of the way as you progress to the level you want.

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So you want to teach swimming? Great, we provide the best opportunities for you to achieve your ambitions. We can help you start your journey as a swimming teacher, and then support you every step of the way as you progress to the level you want.

We’re the UK’s most experienced trainer

As the largest trainer of swimming teachers in the UK, we have a vast experience in supporting all kinds of people achieve teaching qualifications, and we’d love to help you do the same.

Let’s get you qualified

While being an active and challenging role, becoming a swimming teacher is also hugely rewarding. You’ll have great opportunities for employment. Yes, you’ll need your qualifications, but thanks to our expertise and experience, gaining these is also fun and rewarding.

To become a swimming teacher there are two qualifications for you to gain. The Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course is the first step and it allows you to support a Level 2 qualified Swimming teacher. We then recommend gaining at least 3 months experience as a swimming assistant before attending a Level 2 Teaching Swimming course. Once you have your level 2 qualification you can then add you your skills with our Level 2 Teaching Pre-school Swimming course.

Teaching swimming courses

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher.

Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher

Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher

Builds on the Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification, giving you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons.

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming

Builds on the Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification, developing your knowledge and skills as a pre-school swimming teacher

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

We find that for most the gaining of a qualification is only the start of their swimming journey. The best teachers and coaches are always looking to add to their knowledge and develop their skills.

School Swimming

School Swimming

The National Curriculum Training Programme gives you the skills and knowledge to deliver high quality school swimming lessons to make sure your school not only meets but exceeds the national curriculum requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you already possess the skills and knowledge needed to gain a Swim England qualification, RPL could be the route for you. To qualify through RPL you match your knowledge and experience against the course specification.

Institute of Swimming Membership

Institute of Swimming Membership

Help and support so you can develop your capabilities as a swimming teacher