CPD Seminars & Online Learning

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an essential element of being a successful swimming Teacher or Coach. It is vital to keep up to date with the most current practices and thinking in relation to swimming and aquatics.

CPD helps with career progression and advancement, broadening Teachers’ and Coaches’ knowledge and equipping them with the skills to specialise in specific areas.

It also provides confidence and credibility by ensuring the professional standard of Swim Ireland qualifications are at a consistently high level.

Swim Ireland CPDs have been developed with all levels of aquatic Teachers and Coaches in mind. CPD seminars are delivered by trained Swim Ireland Tutors, Coaches and Teachers, who facilitate the sharing of knowledge to enable the maintenance and development of their aquatic knowledge and skills.

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Virtual CPD

Virtual CPD

Our Virtual and Online CPD calendar is packed full of opportunities for teachers, coaches, and also swimmers and club volunteers. There are dates to suit all schedules, and some you can complete online in your own time.

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Types of CPD

Swim Ireland Virtual CPD

Swim Ireland Virtual CPDs are training opportunities for Teachers, Coaches and Tutors that are written and owned by Swim Ireland, and delivered virtually by Swim Ireland Tutors.

Swim Ireland Online CPD

Swim Ireland has a comprehensive menu of Teaching and Coaching development opportunities, delivered online via our bespoke Swim Training & Education Platform (STEP). All Swim Ireland Online CPD’s are interactive and can be completed remotely, in your own time with no requirement to attend face-to-face training.

Bespoke CPD

The focus of a Bespoke CPD is the Coach. The CPD should be underpinned by a theory session, which should include a PowerPoint presentation to consolidate learning and an accompanying practical session.


The focus of a clinic is the swimmer. A Teacher or Coach attending any poolside session led by a more experienced Coach or Teacher, and which develops their knowledge base or skill set, is considered a clinic. There is no classroom based element and the learning is informal, delivered in a mentoring format.


A conference will be a one or two day, face-to-face opportunity for professional development. Conferences can be hosted by Swim Ireland and the Regions, or any organisation with capacity to deliver a one or two day education event. Conferences will consist of practical and theoretical sessions, including workshops, lectures, and interactive tasks.

For more info:

Cathal Rafferty Walsh

Cathal Rafferty Walsh

Education Support Officer

+353 86 035 4986

Responsible for Safeguarding, Team Manager and Officials Courses, and CPD