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What is Licensing?

Swim Ireland, in line with its Strategic Plan 2007-2012 has since December 2009 been implementing a licensing scheme for Teachers and Coaches. This licensing scheme is based across all aquatic disciplines within the Swim Ireland remit (Swimming, Masters, Synchronised Swimming, Diving, Waterpolo and Open Water Swimming) and is being rolled out across all 32 counties. The purpose and benefits of licensing are not only to help raise, maintain and regulate standards of practice and help professionalise certain aspects and areas within the aquatics but also to help Swim Ireland reward and recognise those working within swimming both as volunteers and paid professionals for their achievement of qualifications. Licensing will be mandatory for all Associated Members of Swim Ireland from 1st July 2011. All current Associate Members will be required to apply for a license before this date. Your Swim Ireland Teacher/Coach license will remain valid for a period of 3 years and every 3 years Swim Ireland Teachers and Coaches will be required to renew their license, by following the mandatory criteria relevant to their qualification. N.B.: Please be advised that the ‘Electives’ element of your Licence renewal is no longer a requirement.

For information on licensing for newly qualified Level 2 Teachers and Coaches, please see the information in the relevant page. Please see the Licencing application form below for details on how to apply and requirements. Please note that these are PDF files and you may need a PDF reader to open these.

SI Teacher/Coach Licensing March 2015

Cancellation of Electives