Level 2 Award in British Open Water Swimming (QCF)

IoS Open Water Coaching

Who is the course designed for? 

The ASA Level 2 Award in British Open Water Swimming is aimed at Swimming Coaches, Teachers or Triathlon Coaches who want to acquire specialist knowledge delivering open water swimming sessions to a range of participants. 

This level 2 award is backed by all four British national governing bodies for swimming; Swim England, Swim Wales, Swim Ireland, and Scottish Swimming.

Course details

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 2 days

Training Format: Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you can complete theory elements of the course online through a virtual pool environment and interactive videos prior to the practical workshops.

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Course content 

This course gives coaches the skills needed to effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of Open Water training sessions.

On successful completion of this qualification, you will understand: Principles of Swimming in Open Water Safe and effective planning and preparation for open water swimming Innovative delivery of open water swimming sessions

The Guided Learning Hours for this course is 50. Approximately 16 hours will be spent on face to delivery and then a further 35 hours (approximately) of online learning and assessment and your lesson planning and evaluations etc.


You must be at least 17 years of age and a Swim England Swimming Coach, Triathlon Coach or Swimming Teacher with experience of swimming in an open water environment.