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5-10 Nov 2023  (6-day blended course)

STA’s International Swimming Teacher Course provides aspiring swim teachers with the knowledge and practical skills to teach swimming to children and adults. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a STA International Swimming Teacher Certificate, an internationally recognised certification which qualifies you to conduct swimming lessons for non-swimmers, beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers thereafter. Applicants must be 16 years old and hold STA membership. 

The STA International Swimming Teacher course is the first step to begin your career as a swimming teacher! Recognized internationally, allowing you to take your swimming teacher career around the world. 

What can I do after I get my qualification? 

You will be able to gain employment as a swimming teacher, teaching from non-swimmers to improver participants. You will also have access to free online support and resources, and your course resource manual will also double as a guide throughout your swimming teaching journey.

If you wish to expand your swimming teaching portfolio, you may wish to obtain the Baby and Pre-School Award qualification too.

On successful completion of the course, learners will:

  • Understand the role of a swimming teacher

  • Understand and be able to plan swimming lessons

  • Be able to produce a scheme of work and lesson plan

  • Be able to teach swimming lessons to non-swimmers, beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers

  • Be able to teach essential swimming skills

  • Be able to teach the four key strokes

  • Be able to teach advanced swimmers rescue and survival skills including water safety skills

  • Understand and be able to evaluate a swimming lesson

  • Understand the different types of swimmer

  • Understand swimming teaching strategies and methodology

  • Understand different methods of communication

  • Know the hygiene and safety requirements for swimming lessons

  • Understand the scientific principles relevant to swimming.

STA International Swimming Teacher: Services



188-2 Tanjong Katong Road, Inspire Mum & Baby indoor pool


Dates: 5-10 Nov 2023 (6-day blended course) 

Timing: 9am to 5pm / 12pm to 9pm

Day 1-2: Zoom Learning, 9-5pm 

Day 3-5: Practical and theory, 12-9pm

Day 6: 9-5pm, Assessment day

The course will be held over the period of 6 days, daily attendance is compulsory.


6-day course: $2100 (Singaporeans/ PRs on grants up to 70%) 


SSC Singaporean/PR: $675

Skillsfuture Credit $500

NTUC Utap up to $500* (submit by 31st March 2023) 

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  • Learners will be assessed on their theoretical knowledge and practical teaching

  • Learners must correctly answer 7 out of 10 verbal questions, complete 1 lesson plan and 1 scheme of work to the satisfaction of the tutor

  • Throughout the course, learners will undertake practical teaching on a range of swimmer, from non-swimmers to advanced swimmer

  • For the practical assessment, learners are required to teach a 30-minute swimming lesson to a small group of swimmers. The lesson must be taught independently by the learner without prompting or guidance from the tutor.

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