The UKCC-endorsed coach-education qualifications provide a
recognised guarantee of quality coaching in the UK. By completing a
relevant course and gaining a qualification you can become an
aquatics teacher delivering Learn To Swim lessons in your local
pool or a volunteer coach with a club.
Swimming pools need swimming teachers to deliver Learn To Swim
lessons. Most will require you to hold, as a minimum, the UKCC
Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics, which allows you to teach
children or adults unsupervised. If you have the UKCC Level 1 Award
in Teaching Aquatics, some centres will allow you to teach swimming
lessons to adults and children under the guidance and supervision
of a UKCC Level 2 swimming teacher. You will also be expected to
show a commitment to continue training and gain the UKCC Level 2
Certificate in Teaching Aquatics. Teaching swimming can be a
flexible role that fits in around your other commitments; for
example you could teach for just two hours per week or in excess of
twenty hours per week. You decide what best suits your lifestyle!
Find out more about UKCC qualifications.
Coaching Swimming, Water Polo, Diving & Synchronised
Every affiliated swimming club in Wales would welcome an extra
pair of hands to help on poolside. Coaching is usually a voluntary
role that fits in with your existing commitments, and can take up
as little as an hour per week. To help out, you'll need a relevant
coaching qualification in swimming, water polo, diving or
synchronised swimming. As a minimum, you should hold the UKCC Level
1 Award in Coaching to act in a support role for the Chief Coach.
If you have the UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching you'll be able
to coach unsupervised. Find out more about UKCC qualifications.