July 08, 2021

Swim Ireland is delighted to announce details for the second Swim Ireland Tutor Training Programme of 2021/2022.

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 12, working with two 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 delivered virtually via zoom with an expectation for Trainee Tutors to attach to a virtual classroom course for final sign off.

The fee for the Swim Ireland Tutor Course can be found below:

Full Cost


Registration Fee


Balance of Fee

€1700 (due by 1st October 2021) or payment plan agreed and first installment of €425 paid

This covers the full cost of the Tutor training programme including the assessment (training & assessment of all elements of the course, course materials, Swim Ireland Tutor uniform, Tutor resources, attachment, and delivery fees). Additional fees may be required for the purchase of support books.

All candidates are required to pay a €50 registration fee for consideration of their application for the Tutor Training Programme 2021/2022. This €50 will also give access to 6 hours of Technical CPD where CPD points will be awarded.

Candidates who are successful at gaining a place on the Tutor Training Programme will have the €50 put towards to the total cost of the course. No refunds will be given for unsuccessful applications.


Please read through all the various stages of the course information below.

Step 1 - Apply via the Swim Ireland Database, with a payment of €50 and submission of an application form and a video via STEP. Applications must be made by 12 noon on the 30th July 2021.

Step 2 – Book onto the two Technical CPD sessions delivered by our Principal Tutors.

Session information and links to book can be found in the PDF in the confirmation email upon payment of the €50.

Note: These are not compulsory but are included in the €50 fee and we would strongly advise attending prior to sitting the technical paper.

Step 3 – Technical Paper Exam (6th September 2021, 6pm - 9pm).

This will be conducted in exam conditions via zoom. All applicants must sit this paper at the same time. Applicants must have their camera on and microphone open.

Applicants will receive joining instructions via email from the Education office morning of the 6th September.

Depending on your area of expertise, your theoretical paper will assess you on your theoretical knowledge of either Teaching or Coaching (inc. Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming where applicable). 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.

Step 4 – Swim Ireland Education will review the Technical Papers, applications and videos and will notify learners of a place on the Assessment Day by the 13th September.

Step 5 – Successful Applicants will then be invited to attend the Virtual Assessment Day held on Monday 20th September via zoom. Each applicant will be required to deliver a 5-minute presentation and take part in a group activity. Further details to follow.

Step 6 –All applicants 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 23rd September if they have been successful. Candidates will then be required to confirm and make full payment of €1700 by 1st October or have paid the first installment of €425 of the agreed payment plan.

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 or a payment plan is not agreed by 1st October, the place on the course will be forfeited.

For further information please contact the Education Team, at education@swimireland.ie

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Train to train the next generation of Teachers & Coaches

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