Swimming Teacher Training

Super Swim Academy offer a comprehensive Teacher Training Program to STA accredited qualification standards.

What’s the aim?

The aim of the STA swimming teacher’s award is to produce teachers that can teach up to 10 beginners as well as the Octopus and Goldfish Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme. Teachers may also act as an assistant swimming teacher and can teach larger classes or advanced skills under the direct supervision of a swimming teacher qualified to certificate level.

What’s involved in becoming a swimming teacher?

Super Swim Academy’s courses are usually run over 5 days at a local venue in Scarborough. Theory land based and written sessions are undertaken as well as practical sessions in the water with active children. An assessment by STA examiners will be carried out on the final day to authorise your certification to become a swimming teacher.

To work with children or other vulnerable people you will need clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which you can apply for through Super Swim Academy or through the Home Office website. Teacher training involves practical sessions in the water working with youngsters so you will not be permitted to undertake the training with Super Swim Academy until clearance from the DBS has been received.

As a swimming teacher, you will be required to help children and adults of all ages and abilities to develop swimming skills and techniques, and to exercise in water. If you are a confident swimmer, and you believe that you can motivate and inspire others to develop their skills with a fun and positive attitude then a career within swimming teaching could be for you.

STA Swimming Teacher Course Pricing

What type of person can become a swimming teacher?

The type of people that are suited to teaching swimming usually demonstrate the following;

  • – A positive can-do attitude –
  • – Enjoyment of working with people –
  • – A desire to do something that is fulfilling and rewarding –
  • – A passion for swimming and keeping active –
  • – Excellent communication and networking skills –
  • – An ability to inspire confidence and motivate others –
  • – Genuine patience and perseverance –
  • – Great organisational skills –
  • – A real ability to encourage people and put them at ease –
  • – A serious commitment to swimming participation for all- 
  • – Drive, enthusiasm and a cheerful, friendly personality –

Swimming teachers often work evenings and weekends so some flexibility is usually required.

At Super Swim Academy we are often looking for new teachers so if you think you’d like to become a swimming teacher with us then we may consider funding your training (Terms and Conditions apply).

When is your next course running?

Contact us for details of dates for our next course.

13th, 14th, 15th, 20th and 21st August 2019

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