Swim England Synchronised Swimming Coach

ASA Synchronised Swimming Coach IOS course

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

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone wishing to become an independent Synchronised Swimming coach.

Course details

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 8-10 days

Training Format: Face to Face, 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 Synchronised Swimming training sessions. On successful completion of this qualification you will understand:

  • Legal requirements of coaching Synchronised Swimming
  • Responsibilities of a Synchronised Swimming Coach
  • Coaches role in promoting Synchronised Swimming
  • Nutrition and hydration for athletes
  • Bio-mechanical principles in Synchronised Swimming
  • Key physical and mental qualities of a skilled athlete
  • Planning for coaching Synchronised Swimming
  • How to coach Synchronised Swimming sessions
  • Session management skills
  • Communication skills within the coaching environment
  • Coaching methods to meet athlete needs
  • How to develop technique
  • Motivational skills
  • How to support athletes and Synchronised Swimming Assistants
  • Evaluating your own performance
  • Planning for professional development


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