June 07, 2021

Our Blended Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach qualification course is now available in the Virtual Classroom, so you can take your coaching to the next level, from the comfort of your own home.

To gain this qualification, there are three elements to complete - Online Module in your own time, Virtual Classroom with your Swim Ireland Tutor, and Practical Assessments.

The pool and open waters element of your practical assessment will take place when it is safe to do so in Newry at the Infinity Academy and at Camlough Lake.

You can find more details about the Swim Ireland Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach course and book via our Education Calendar. Latest dates for this course are available on our Open Water Swimming Coach bookings page.

How it works

Like many of our other Online Qualification Courses, the Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach course is split into three elements:

  1. Online Module via our eLearning Platform: STEP
  2. Six 3hr sessions in our Virtual Classroom with your Swim Ireland Tutor
  3. A two-part Practical Assessment*

*All Practicals will take place in Newry at the Infinity Academy and Camlough Lake.

Candidate Requirements

What you need to be eligible to sign up for Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach:

* Applicants who hold a Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher Qualification, in addition to providing proof of significant open water experience, may be considered.

Course Costs

Full course (Online Module, Virtual Classroom and Practical Element): €325.00 for Swim Ireland member* / €375.00 for non-member - exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%

Virtual Classroom ONLY: €150.00 for member / €175.00 for non-member - exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%

*If you are not already a Swim Ireland member, you can find out more about joining via Membership Options. Swim Ireland Club and Associate members receive discounts on our Education courses.