Assistant Swimming Teacher Course - July 2024

Assistant Swim Teacher Course at Trinity July 2024

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.

Course itinerary

15 July 2024 -12.00pm-5.00pm Online

16 July 2024 - 6.00pm - 7.00pm Webinar

29 July 2024 - 10.00am - 6.00pm Face-to-Face Session at Venue

30 July 2024 - 10.00am - 6.00pm Face-to-Face Session at Venue

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities, online learning exercises 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.


You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.

Assessment type

Online, Test, Practical, Workbook

Awarding body

Swim England


Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date. Learners must attend all of the sessions listed, unless you are advised otherwise by your course tutor. Please note learners are required to assist in the water in order to meet the assessment criteria of the qualification.
This qualification is delivered and assessed in English.
Bookings must be made through the account of the individuals attending the training.
You have 12 months from the start date of the course to complete this full qualification..


£399 per person


Please book direct on the Swim England website. Closing date is 1st July 2024.