Swimming Teacher Practitioner – membership entry requirements


CIMSPA membership provides individuals working in the sport and physical activity sector with professional recognition for their chosen occupation. It provides assurance to employers, clients, colleagues and the public an individual holds the appropriate qualification(s) and continuing professional development (CPD) to be competent in their role.

To be eligible for membership, individuals must demonstrate they meet the entry requirements for their occupational membership category. These are based on CIMSPA professional standards.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for Swimming Teacher Practitioner are:
  • Hold a valid CIMSPA recognised Swimming Teacher qualification
  • If the qualification was awarded more than five years ago, supporting evidence of relevant CPD is required to indicate an individual has maintained their skills and knowledge.

CIMSPA-recognised qualifications

  • ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher
  • ASA Level 2 Teaching Swimming
  • Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming
  • Swim England Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming
  • Swim England Level 3 Teaching Pre-School Swimming (Advanced)
  • STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming
  • UKCC Sports Coaching: Teaching Aquatics (UKCC Level 2)

Occupation scope

The role of the Swimming Teacher is to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of swimming lessons providing a safe learning environment.

  • The Swimming Teacher will be able develop water confidence, safety and technical skills across a range of participants of different abilities from non-swimmer to advanced.
  • The Swimming Teacher will provide the learner with core aquatics skills and a range of pathways for continuous development across all aquatic activities.
  • The Swimming Teacher will support with the promotion and awareness of swimming opportunities and must be able to supervise and lead assistant teachers.
  • The Swimming Teacher will provide high levels of customer care and engagement and will assist with any customer feedback.

This occupation exists within a sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation, creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.


Making your membership application

This is a TWO stage process.
  • Follow the link below to register for your CIMSPA tahdah account and to upload your qualifications/CPD.
  • Once your qualifications are approved you will receive an email inviting you to finalise your membership application.


Before you join

If you are employed or freelance for a CIMSPA Employer Partner and they have asked you to become a CIMSPA member please ask them to invite you to join using the CIMSPA tahdah platform. Do not click on the join link below, please wait for an email inviting you to join from the employer partner.

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