February 26, 2019

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire” William Butler Yeates   

If you have what it takes to be an inspiring facilitator, who can train Swim Ireland Coaches’ and Teachers’ to think, check out our Tutor Training Programme 2019 that is running in Ulster!   

Swim Ireland would like to ensure that all those wishing to take part are 100% sure that this programme is right for them. We will work to support you through the programme as much as possible and encourage you to be in touch with the Education Department if you have any further questions.

The Tutor Training Programme is highly competitive and we have had significant interest registered with the Education Department over the last 12 months. The maximum number of candidates for the Tutor Training Programme is 16, working with 2 full-time Principal Tutors. Swim Ireland staff and other selected Swim Ireland Tutors will also be involved in the delivery of this course. The course will be run in Ulster at a variety of venues across the province

Application   Book here

Please read through all of the various stages of the course and be aware that the first step will be to register your interest through the Swim Ireland Database, with a payment of €50 and submission of an Application Form to the event. Please complete this form and send it by email to Joni Harding no later than 12.00pm 29th March.

Your application will be assessed and you will then be informed if you have been accepted to attend the Selection Day on 5th April.  You will be advised no later than 6.00pm on Monday 1st April if your application has been successful to attend the Selection Day.   Please note your €50 is an application fee and should you be successful in gaining a place on the Swim Ireland Tutor Training Programme this will be used against the remaining balance.  Please note no refunds will be given for unsuccessful applications.

Selection Day

On this day you will be required to complete a theoretical exam, a practical assessment and a classroom based evaluation.  Depending on your area of expertise, your theoretical paper will assess you on your theoretical knowledge of either Teaching Swimming or Coaching Swimming.  Please prepare for this, taking into consideration your delivery as a tutor will require you to have knowledge above and beyond that of Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching or Coaching Swimming.

Offer to attend Tutor Training Programme

Following the Selection Day, the results of your theoretical paper, practical assessment and evaluation will be reviewed by a panel and prospective tutors that meet the criteria of the panel will be offered a place on the Swim Ireland Tutor Training Programme. All candidates will be advised by 6.00pm 12th April if they have been successful.  Candidates will then be required to confirm and make full payment by Friday 26th April. 

Please be aware that all those wishing to be part of the Tutor Training Programme must be able to attend 100% of the training and if full payment is not received by 12.00pm Friday 20th April, the place on the course will be forfeited.


25th February

Applications open for Swim Ireland Tutor Training 2019

29th March

12.00pm Applications close for Swim Ireland Tutor Training 2019

5th April

9.00am-5.00pm Swim Ireland Tutor Training Selection Day: Ulster Venue TBC

12th April

6.00pm Allocation of place on Swim Ireland Tutor Training

Session 1

4th May

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

5th May

Session 2

25th May

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

26th May

27th May

Session 3

29th June

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

30th June

Session 4

14th September

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

15th September

Session 5

5th October

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

6th October

Session 6

2nd November

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

3rd November

Session 7

14th December

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

15th December

Session 8

11th January

Theory: Ulster Venue TBC

12th January

Session 9 (2020)

17th January 2020

Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher and Level 1 Assistant Swimming Coach – Blended Course

Ulster Venue TBC

18th January 2020

19th January 2020

Please note that successful Swim Ireland Swim School candidates who gain a place on the programme will receive a discount on the standard price.


Standard Price:                           €1750

Accredited Swim School Price:    €1250   

Closing Date: 29th March 2019 12.00pm   

For further information contact Joni Harding +353868533129