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Becoming a Swimming Teacher with Le Mourier

View our pathway to become a swimming teacher and train alongside our team of dedicated career swimming teachers with decades of experience!

Le Mourier Junior Teacher Programme (14yrs+)

Aspiring Teachers can first join Le Mourier’s Junior Teaching Programme. The programme – commencing from 14 years of age – firstly looks to go through the STA Aquatic Helper Certificate.

The Aquatic Helper forms an initial steppingstone on to the aquatic pathway, allowing learners to gain insight into swimming teaching by becoming a helper within the swimming lesson environment.

While taking part in regular theory sessions, students will also assist in our mainstream swimming lessons alongside one of our fully qualified team of career swimming teachers

STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming (16yrs+)

Once 16 years of age, candidates can undertake the STA Award In Teaching Swimming.

The STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming aims to produce teachers that can teach up to 12 non-swimmers through to improver participants and deliver the STAnley Series of awards up to the Octopus and Goldfish Series of STA’sInternational Learn to Swim Programme.

This qualification is for learners who wish to work with children and adults, helping them to develop, both as swimmers and individuals in the aquatic environment. No experience of working with children or teaching swimming lessons is required prior to undertaking this qualification.


STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming (16yrs+)

Having partaken in the STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming, the next step is the STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming.

The STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming (Or “Full Teachers”) qualifies learners to teach non-swimmers through to advanced participants.

As a swimming teacher, you would be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons teaching non-swimmer through to advanced participants. You will be able to teach a range of aquatic and safety skills such as floating, rotation, water confidence, swimming strokes, water safety and competitive starts and turns. You would be responsible for ensuring the lesson area and appropriate equipment is safe and promoted good teaching and learning.

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