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, the IoS has 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 a fun and rewarding experience.

To become a swimming teacher there are two qualifications for you to gain. The Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant 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 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 a Swimming Assistant, enabling you to actively support a qualified Swimming Teacher in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.

Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher

Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher

Builds on the Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant qualification and gives you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming

Examines the principles of child development in the foundation stages, and how to plan Adult and Child sessions.