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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.

Swim Ireland Teacher & Coach Licencing January 2014 Cancellation of Electives