This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a qualified swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned learn to swim session.
Who is the course designed for?
Anyone interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a swimming teacher. You don’t need to have any prior experience of teaching swimming.
The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least two 30-minute swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.
You will learn about:
The legal aspects of assisting in swimming lessons
The responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
The swimming pathway, fundamental movement, core aquatic skills and component parts of strokes
Scientific principles of swimming
What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills
How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques
The type of assistance you can provide
Download the full Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant specification.