Be An Outstanding Swim Teacher!

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Being a swim teacher and teaching swimming is one of the best jobs in the world. Giving adults and children one of the most important life skills is challenging, hugely rewarding and great fun all at the same time. How To Be A Swimming Teacher gives you everything you need.


  • the essential qualities that make an outstanding swimming teacher
  • the equipment needed to teach effective swimming lessons
  • how to teach the all-important basics such as floating, breathing and submerging
  • how to plan and prepare swimming lessons that get results
  • why teaching adults is different and how to approach it
  • a detailed breakdown of all four basic swimming strokes
  • over 80 fully illustrated swimming exercises containing diagrams, teaching points and common mistakes

 Plus many more tools to help you master your profession and deliver outstanding swimming lessons.

Sample Pages

basic front crawl drills for swimming teachersbasic front crawl arm pull drill
basic backstroke leg kick drillbasic backstroke leg kick drill
basic breaststroke leg kick drillbasic breaststroke leg kick drill

Note: this book is intended as a course guide and should accompany additional course material as set on an official swimming teaching course by an official Swimming Association.


I'm Mark Young

Have you ever considered becoming a swim teacher?  Giving children and adults one of the most important life skills is an awesome feeling.

I have been teaching swimming for over 25 years and can honestly say that having the power to change peoples lives is a very motivating reason to go to work! Having a job for life that pays well is a huge bonus and good swimming teachers are in very high demand.

Consider this story for a moment...

Little Jonny has just swum his first few strokes unaided.  His face is filled with a mixture of surprise and pride.  Surprise at what has just happened and pride brought on by the praise you have heaped onto him.

That pride and praise is equalled by his mother, looking on from the poolside with tears in her eyes, beside herself with joy at witnessing her son taking his first steps to mastering one of the most important life skills he will require for personal survival.

Who is responsible for creating this picture of achievement, pride and elation?  You, the swimming teacher.

You met Little Jonny a couple of months ago when he was bought to you on the poolside frightened, nervous and crying.  Clinging to his mothers leg with no desire to go near the water whatsoever.

After gently coaxing him into the water, he clung onto you scared as he ventured into the unknown.  You then spent the next few weeks installing trust in you and confidence in himself, as he built up the strength and stamina to make his own way through the water.

Now for Little Jonny, his swimming lesson is the highlight of his week as he walks with great speed and enthusiasm along the poolside to meet YOU, his friend, his teacher and the person who has taught him how much fun swimming really can be.

Is being a swim teacher really like this? 

Yes it is.  When it comes to teaching swimming lessons every child and adult you meet that wants or needs to learn to swim is different.  Some come with no fear and have confidence built in whilst others are very scared and may even have a genuine fear of the water.

With the right skills and personal qualities that you have learnt from a recognised swimming teachers course and from reading the right books, you can nurture and teach anyone to swim.  Helping people to learn one of the most important life skills whilst having fun at the same time is a very satisfying and proud feeling, and the added bonus is that you get paid to do it!"

Become A Swim Teacher...

Learning how to teach swimming has never been so clearly explained and made so simple.  

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Note: this book is intended as a course guide and should accompany additional course material as set on an official swimming teaching course by an official Swimming Association.