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8th February, 2023

Swim England North West are looking for the next generation of aspiring coaches. We believe, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent swimming coach.

Individuals who successfully complete the course may (subject to bursary criteria being met) be able to access the Regional Coaching Bursary.  Lancashire County club members can also access the Pat Gabbitas Fund.

Training Format

  • Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete the theoretical elements of the course online through interactive activities and checks on learning, prior to the practical workshops. The online learning and completion of assessments should take you are approximately 20-25 hours to complete.


  • The course theory and online learning (via Zoom) will commence on
    • Wednesday 8th February 2023 (6.00-9.00pm),
    • Wednesday 15th February 2023 (6.00pm-9.30pm),
    • Wednesday 22nd February 2023 (6.00pm-9.30pm),
    • Wednesday 1st March 2023 (6.00pm-9.00pm),
    • Wednesday 8th March 2023 (6.00pm-9.00pm) and
    • Wednesday 15th March 2023 (6.00pm-9.00pm)
  • Practical sessions will take place on Saturday 4th March 2023 (7.45am-10.15am) and Saturday 18th March 2023 (7.45am-10.15am) at Darwen Leisure Centre, Darwen, BB3 1PW

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who has a Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach certificate who wants to become an independent coach.


You must be at least 18 years of age (prior to the start of the online learning) and hold the Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach, ASA Level 1 Award (QCF) in Coaching Swimming or equivalent Swim England/ASA Qualification.


Important information on how to book your place or to use SwimMark Vouchers

To book your place on this course, please do so directly through the IOS Website (please note, the price shown is the ‘RRP’ rate, if you are a Swim England Member you are eligible for a reduced ‘Club Rate Offer’ price).

  • If you are a Swim England Member, please contact IOS directly before registering to receive the ‘Club Rate Offer’ (this is a reduced rate for this course).
  • Any clubs wishing to use their £100 SwimMark IOS Voucher for this course, please contact IOS before registering.

IOS can be contacted – email: iosadmin@swimming.org or phone: 01509 640 640


*** Please click this link to go directly to the IOS Website for more information and to book your place ***

Closing date is Wednesday 1st February 2023



Darwen LC, United Kingdom


8th February, 2023

Start Times

6:00 pm

End Times

6:00 pm

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