Learn to Swim

Becoming a Swimming Teacher with the Institute of Swimming

So you want to teach swimming? Great, we provide the best opportunities for you to achieve your ambitions. We can help you start your journey as a swimming teacher, and then support you every step of the way as you progress to the level you want.


We’re the UK’s most experienced trainer: As the largest trainer of swimming teachers in the UK, we have vast experience in supporting all kinds of people achieve teaching qualifications, and we’d love to help you do the same.


Let’s get you qualified: While being an active and challenging role, becoming a swimming teacher is also hugely rewarding. You’ll have great opportunities for employment. Yes, you’ll need your qualifications, but thanks to our expertise and experience, gaining these is also a fun and rewarding experience.


To become a swimming teacher there are two qualifications for you to gain. These are:

ASA/Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

Start with the basics and gain important knowledge to support a swimming teacher.

ASA/Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming

Once qualified you can lead a swimming lesson independently.