Becoming a swimming teacher is a fantastic career path for those who are looking for a rewarding, active and challenging role.
With flexible teaching hours to fit around your lifestyle, you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of a work-life balance whilst teaching an incredible and important life skill.
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Learners are required to teach a range of swimmers from non-swimmers to advanced swimmers throughout the course.
On successful completion of the course, learners will be issued with a STA International Swimming Teacher Certificate.
On successful completion of the course, learners will:
- Understand the role of a swimming teacher
- Understand and be able to plan swimming lessons
- Be able to produce a scheme of work and lesson plan
- Be able to teach swimming lessons to non-swimmers, beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers
- Be able to teach essential swimming skills
- Be able to teach the four key strokes
- Be able to teach advanced swimmers rescue and survival skills including water safety skills
- Understand and be able to evaluate a swimming lesson
- Understand the different types of swimmer
- Understand swimming teaching strategies and methodology
- Understand different methods of communication
- Know the hygiene and safety requirements for swimming lessons
- Understand the scientific principles relevant to swimming.
- Be 16 years old at the time of the assessment
- Hold STA membership.
It is recommended learners undertake a safeguarding course applicable to the country they are working within.
- Learners will be assessed on their theoretical knowledge and practical teaching
- Learners must correctly answer 7 out of 10 verbal questions, complete 1 lesson plan and 1 scheme of work to the satisfaction of the tutor
- Throughout the course, learners will undertake practical teaching on a range of swimmer, from non-swimmers to advanced swimmer
- For the practical assessment, learners are required to teach a 30-minute swimming lesson to a small group of swimmers. The lesson must be taught independently by the learner without prompting or guidance from the tutor.