Swim England Swimming Coach

ASA Swimming Coach Course Swim England

This practical certificate develops your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent swimming coach.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone wishing to become an independent coach.

Course details

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 8-10 days

Training Format: Face to Face and 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 builds on the Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching) certificate and is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities, discussions and practical poolside learning. It covers the knowledge required including:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a Swimming Coach
  • Understand the legal requirements of coaching swimming
  • Impact of the Athlete Development Support Pathway in competitive swimming
  • Physical literacy in swimming
  • Scientific principles of competitive swimming
  • Competitive swimming skills
  • Types of training used to develop swimmers
  • Planning, delivery and evaluation of a series of sessions
  • Effective management in training and competition
  • Communication skills within the swimming coaching environment
  • Motivational techniques
  • Developing swimming skills and competitive swimming strokes
  • Evaluating swimmer progress
  • Reflecting and evaluating on own performance
  • Planning for professional development


You must be at least 18 years of age and be a Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching) or equivalent.