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Swimming Coaches or Instructors coach, train and instruct participants in swimming by analysing their performances and developing their abilities.


  • coaches, trains and instructs swimmers by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • plans and directs strategies, develops play patterns and analyses game progress
  • motivates swimmers and supervises practice sessions
  • recruits swimmers and other coaching staff/instructors
  • arranges entries into swim competitions
  • promotes sports and skills development as well as overseeing the participation of young people in swimming
  • officiates at sporting events to enforce rules and regulations, liaising with other officials when necessary
  • co-ordinates and directs swimming activities.


  • working outdoors.

To become a Swimming Coach and Instructor

Skills employers are looking for

  • Teaching

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • First Aid

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Lesson Planning

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