​​Swimming instructor tr​​aining​​

How to become a swi​mming instructorPhoto of a swimming instructor and student

You need to complete a recognised course to be accredited as a swimming instructor. This involves the completion of a core theory course (1 day course or CD ROM) and an elective course (2 day course). Upon completion of this you must sit an exam/or complete an assignment, complete a nominal 20 hours of teaching experience and have an assessment of your teaching competence via a half hour lesson with at least 4 children in the lesson. In addition, swimming instructors must complete a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certificate to obtain their swimming instructor certificate.

More information can be obtained from AUSTSWIM by calling 1300 885 666.

Swimming ins​​​tructor training requirements

Are there any requirements to begin swimming instructor training? 
To enrol in a course you must be 16 years of age or older. To be issued with your AUSTSWIM Swimming Instructor certificate you must be at least 17 years of age. You need a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability. No other certifications are required prior to commencement of swimming instructor training.

Teaching children​ to swim

The AUSTSWIM qualification gives you peace of mind that your instructor has done specific teacher training from a recognised provider. This will assist in ensuring that they are following recognised learning strategies based upon your child's age and development.