Upskill for Swim Ireland Open Water Programmes

March 26, 2021

This summer Swim Ireland is once again teaming up with Local Sports Partnerships to deliver Open Water programmes - and we want Level 2 Swimming Teachers to help us!

Our range of Open Water programmes will launch as soon as it is safe to do so, and in preparation, to ensure the best and safest experience for participants, we have designed four Virtual CPDs for our Level 2 Swimming Teachers to complete.

Those who complete all 4 modules will be eligible to work with Swim Ireland’s Participation department to run programmes in the Open Water this summer.

Completing these modules DOES NOT qualify you to run your own open water sessions. You are only eligible to teach in Open Water as part of a Swim Ireland-run programme.

If you are a Level 2 Swimming Teacher, this is an ideal opportunity to upskill and get an introduction into teaching in open water. Each module costs just €10 and will earn you 1 CPD Point.

To sign up to the modules, please follow the links below. To get in touch with our Participation Department about joining our Open Water programmes teams, please email

Swimming Teacher Training for Open Water

Each of the 4 modules have two date and time options. Please choose the session which best suits your schedule, and remember that you need to complete all 4 to be eligible to work on Swim Ireland's Open Water programmes in 2021.

Module 1 - Starting Open Water Swimming

Tuesday, April 14 - 1-2pm

Tuesday, May 4 - 7-8pm

Module 2 - Risk Management for Open Water Swimming

Friday, April 16 - 1-2pm

Thursday, May 6 - 7-8pm

Module 3 - Open Water Safety

Wednesday, April 21 - 1-2pm

Tuesday, May 11 - 7-8pm

Module 4 - How to Deliver an Effective Session

Wednesday, April 28 - 1-2pm

Thursday, May 13 - 7-8pm

Please note: These modules DO NOT qualify you to be an Open Water Swimming Coach. They only make you eligible to help Swim Ireland deliver Swim Ireland-run Open Water programmes.

Not a Level 2 Swimming Teacher?

Then why not first sign up to our next Level 2 Swimming Teacher Online Courses. They start on April 17 and May 11.