Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

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.

Location
Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3TT

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

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.

Course content

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.

For further information and to book on then please visit: https://www.swimming.org/ios/course/1511