Becoming a swimming coach is popular across the UK. Nothing quite beats the thrill of a competitive race, and so swimmers often decide to become coaches after calling time on their competitive careers. But it’s not just a former swimmer that ends up becoming a swimming coach; there are plenty of British coaches with no previous experience of competitive swimming.

What they all do have however, is an unrelenting drive, competitiveness and will to be the best they can be.

Swimming Coaching Qualifications

There are three levels of ASA swimming coaching qualifications:

  1. ASA Swimming Assistant (Coaching) Certificate
    This qualification teaches the basics of coaching swimming. It will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a more experienced swimming coach in the delivery of a pre-prepared session. You must be at least 16 years old to take this course.
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  2. ASA Swimming Coach Certificate
    This qualification will train you as an independent swimming coach. It will provide the skills needed to plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of training sessions. You must be at least 16 years old and already qualified as an assistant coach to take this course.
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  3. ASA Head Swimming Coach Certificate
    This 9-month qualification will enable you to manage and lead a coaching team to support all areas of your programme. It suits ambitious, committed and experienced coaches who are already coaching larger groups of swimmers. There are a number of criteria’s you must fulfil to take this course, including being at least 19 years old.
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If you have a background in coaching swimming or this is something you woud like to get involved in please email .

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