Bursaries for Club Volunteers

News and information on courses.

To contact Institute of Swimming telephone 0871 200 0928

For Course Booking Enquires, please contact Tuppence Measham, or 01509 615461

For Seminar / CPD Booking Enquires, please contact Lorraine Dean, 01509 618752

For feedback on Institute of Swimming and ASA course resources, please email and the relevant review committee will act upon it accordingly.

For advice and guidance on the correct course for you, please contact your Regional Workforce Officer or local Aquatics Officer who can be contacted here.

View video (2m 31s) on how to use the Institute of Swimming's online environment to find a course in your area to train to be a swimming teacher.

Use the Find Training tool to locate training in your area. When you have selected your options you'll be taken to the IoS training and resources website.

British Swimming Open Water Officials Training Course Level 1 and 2

2/3 June 2012 - Bradley Stoke, Bristol

Email for further information on this course.

Click to download a list of 2012 Course dates for volunteers who wish to train to become Open Water Swimming Officials

British Swimming UKCC Level 4 Master Coach Programme (High Performance)

Qualify to Coach the Olympians

British Swimming are working in partnership with the University of Stirling to deliver this advanced programme of professional education. It will enable high performance swimming coaches in GB to become visionary, outstanding and knowledgeable decision-makers who will impact significantly on the performance of their swimmers and on the sport in general

Download details of this exciting initiative.

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IOS Teacher/ Coach Education Courses Feb to May 2012 – Somerset and Dorset

Download below the most recent Somerset and Dorset education planner for Feb to May 2012 (as at 20 Jan 2012)

New guidance on organising an IoS course

The IoS have produced a brand new guide for course organisers. The comprehensive booklet provides everything that is required to organise an Institute of Swimming qualification or development seminar.

Download the booklet or here to read more.

Get your e-learning birthday present

The IoS are celebrating the 1st birthday of, the number one resource for teachers and coaches looking to begin or advance their career. It wouldn’t be a birthday without presents, so their gift to you is a great chance to enhance your learning experience with some fantastic online seminars.

With every Level 1 Teaching Aquatics or Coaching Swimming course starting on or after 1 November 2011, learners will receive 4 e-learning seminars absolutely free of charge:

  • Introduction to Frontcrawl
  • Introduction to Backstroke
  • Introduction to Breaststroke
  • Introduction to Butterfly

ASA South West Bursary Scheme 2011- 2012

Looking to get a UKCC Swimming Qualification? ASA South West affiliated clubs wishing to apply for bursaries towards the cost of teaching and coaching courses for their volunteers should download and guidance and application form below and delete any old copies of the application with the old regional office address.


Survey for Learning Week 2011


We would like to collect some feedback on ASA South West Learning Week 2011. If you attended, please can you take a few moments to complete this short survey which is open until 9pm on Monday 26 September 2011. Thank you.

Become qualified as a poolside helper

Young people and volunteers who wish to assist on poolside can now undertake a new ASA qualification, appropriate for any aquatic environment.

An updated version which is now more suitable and accessible for volunteers in clubs, the ASA helpers certificate will provide an introduction to teaching and coaching as well as how to help a more senior coach or teacher and to be safe on poolside.

Consisting of three hours in the classroom and three hours practical work, the helpers can practice what they have learnt during the course schedule.

Free Online Training for Workforce Co-Ordinators

This FREE online training is designed to help aquatic clubs undertake a volunteer needs analysis of their club. It provides a way to manage and motivate the volunteer workforce and sustain volunteers.


It is recommended to undertake further personal development relevant to your role and regularly refresh your memory on the content included in this course. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Review the role and priorities of a Workforce Co-Ordinator at your club
  • Assess and evaluate your club's workforce
  • Identify methods for recruiting, managing and valuing volunteers at your club
  • Design a volunteer training plan for your club

South West Learning Week 2011 - over 50 Learning and CPD opportunities for swimming teachers, coaches and volunteers

Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 September 2011

Step by Step Guide for Club Bookings

In order to book and pay / be invoiced for any places you wish to book for your club members for ASA South West Learning Week, please download and use this step by step guide. This process needs to be followed to gain one free place on a CPD of your choice once you have made 5 bookings.

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