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Swim England - Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

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Swim England (ASA) Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)


Next Course Date: To be confirmed 

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This is a teaching qualification that will enable successful candidates to actively support a more senior qualified swimming teacher at any level in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.

You will have an understanding of the aquatic environment and a basic understanding of appropriate corrections to common aquatic faults.

We are supporting Swim England with their training and development of new tutors therefore trainee tutors may be attached to courses under the full observation of the lead tutor.

Upon successful completion of Level 1 you are then eligible to study for Level 2.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be 16 years of age at the start of the course. Candidates will be assessed on their practical work throughout the course by the tutor/assessor and will need to present written work in the form of the Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) Portfolio.

Structure of the Qualification

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) is made up of a series of component parts: theoretical questions, observation record and review record, all of which are internally assessed by the course tutor and through the Swim England Verification process. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria must be achieved and work must be that of the learner only.

Cost and Dates

Next Date: To be confirmed

For more information, please contact: 

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to book a place please complete and return the application form with full payment. The course brochure and application form can be found under the dates below.

The cost of the course is £400 (This includes your registration fee for the course with Swim England and portfolio).


Candidates who withdraw from a course within 14 days of the course commencing, or during the course, are required to pay the full course fee.

Candidates who withdraw from a course 14 days or more before the course commences are required to pay a £50.00 cancellation fee.

Further Information

Please ensure you bring with you to all sessions:

  • Photo ID
  • Appropriate poolside clothing (e.g. Polo shirt and shorts)
  • Swimwear and towels
  • Writing materials and paper

You will be expected to teach both in and out of the water and take notes.

Recommended reading

Swim England Swimming and Coaching Level 1; also: A Eakin – The Competent Swimmer; I Stafford – Coaching for Long Term Athletic Development; SCUK – How to Coach Sports Safely Coachwise; YMCA – Swimming Fundamentals Human Kinetics; A Miles – What is Sports Coaching; A Eakin – The Non-Swimmer from Pre-Swimming to Deep Water Safe

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