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Open Water Swim Coaching


For those who love open water and want to promote and share their passion by coaching swimmers in an open water environment, STA’s Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification will prepare learners for all aspects of open water swimming coaching, from planning, coaching and evaluating open water swimming sessions.



How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s open water swimming experts, with leading open water swimming associations  plus double world champion and Olympic silver medallist in open water swimming, Keri-anne Payne – providing you with quality training
  • Regulated by Ofqual
  • Endorsed by CIMSPA, industry leaders in sport and physical activity
  • Recognised internationally, allowing you to take your open water coaching career around the world

When you Get Your Qualification

  • You’ll be trained to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate open water swimming sessions in environments for which you have competence and experience in
  • Take swimmers into an open water environment for the first time, right through to training them for an event

How to Take Your Open Water Coaching Career Further

Once qualified, learners may wish to develop their knowledge in open water further by specialising in areas of open water swimming, such as cold-water or channel/long-distance coaching. These will be achievable through add-on CPD programmes coming throughout 2018-2019!


Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold current membership of STA 
  • Submit a CV detailing relevant open water swimming experience
  • Hold either a swimming teaching, coaching or triathlon coaching qualification
    • Learners who do not hold any of the above qualifications must complete the open water swimming coaching online up-skill programme

Above information was provided by the STA.

​We will be holding a course :

Date:  17th, 18th & 19th May

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Sea Life Centre, Loch Lomond Shores Balloch

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