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Course Details

Course Dates

12 October, 2019 - 29 October, 2019

Course Times

The course will be on the following dates:
12th October
19th October
28th and 29th October

Day 1: 8:00 – 16:00

Day 2: 8:00 – 16:00

Day 3: 9:00 – 17:00
Day 4: 9:00 – 17:00

Please note, these times may be subject to change. We will let you know if this is the case.


  • Learners must be 16 years of age on the first day of their course
  • No formal entry requirements
  • No prior teaching experience is needed
  • Able to swim, even if it’s only a little way!
  • Excited about inspiring young children to swim ‘the Becky way’
  • You will need to have an enhanced DBS before the start date of the course, if you don't then please email:


£350.00 which includes all learning resources and registration costs

What will the course offer


This course is predominantly practical and designed to teach candidates all the skills they need to work alongside a fully qualified teacher. The course will include tips from Becky Adlington on how to be a great assistant for swimming lessons and help children swim ‘the Becky way’.

Courses are 30 hours over 4 days. These hours are broken down as follows...

26 guided learning hours – Tutor led contact hours including:

  • 10 hours poolside – minimum of 2 x 30 min lessons, peer assessment and observation work
  • 16 hours classroom
  • 4 hours reading, work sheets and session plans at home

About your tutor, Kelly


Kelly has been an ASA tutor since 2007 and has worked in vocational training and workforce development ever since. Her career in swimming spans almost two decades, including 2 years as a lead teacher at the University of Wales, and a further 2 years as a Swimming Development Officer for Newport City Council. More recently, Kelly has worked at the ASA in various positions covering the South West, Midlands and natonally in both traditional sports development and workforce development.

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