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Tutor Training Programme

Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for Swimming and the associated aquatic disciplines in Wales.

Tutor Training Programme

Swim Wales is the National Governing Body for Swimming and the associated aquatic disciplines in Wales.  Its role is to lead, advise, support and develop clubs, local authorities and private leisure providers to ensure they offer open and accessible aquatic activity for all and are equipped to deliver high quality aquatic sessions in line with the requirements of the Welsh Government strategy for Physical Activity and contribute to the overall strategy for British Swimming. 

The Swim Wales Tutor Training programme is now open to recruit new and additional tutors for Coaching Swimming courses, only, to the already established tutor network in Wales.  Swim Wales recognises the unique role that tutors play in the education and development of aspiring coaches. We are committed to recruit, train, support and retain sufficient numbers of tutors to roll out the revised ASA Coaching qualifications throughout Wales.  We are looking for people who would like to work with Swim Wales to achieve an educated, enthusiastic and motivated coaching workforce to help produce skilful and technically proficient participants.  

The recruitment process will comprise four stages outlined below:

  • Stage 1 - Register to attend an Initial Interest Information Day in Swansea by 25th April 2017
  • Stage 2 - Attend Initial Interest Information Day Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • Stage 3 - Submit a formal application in the form of a CV and covering letter to become a tutor to Swim Wales by Friday 26th May 2017
  • Stage 4 - Formal interview to take place in Swansea Thursday 8th June 2017

Stage 1: If you think you might like to apply to train as a Coaching Swimming tutor you should register to attend the Initial Interest Information Day which will take place in Swansea on Friday 9th May 2017.  Please register your intention to attend this day to find out more about the structure and process that will be followed via e-mail to Katie Genan – by 25th April.

Stage 2:  Attend initial interest information giving day – Tuesday 9th May 2017.  (Venue:  Wales National Pool, Swansea)

Stage 3: Formal Application to apply for Tutor Training should be made after attending the Information Day on 9th May 2017 by submitting a covering letter with your CV outlining how your education, skills and experience match to the person specification outlined and returned to the Swim Wales office no later than Friday 26th May 2017.  Please refer to the person specification provided and ensure you reflect how your skills and experiences match these.  You should also refer to the process which is described in Appendix 1 to determine your availability to follow the prescribed route.

Stage 4:  Formal Interview Tuesday 8th June 2017 – Wales National Pool, Swansea.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you, both during your training and when you are a licensed Tutor.  Please submit your application to attend the Initial Interest Day and address any queries to:  Katie Genan


Selection of tutors will be made following successful completion of a number of stages including a formal interview.  The formal interview will comprise set questions and the interview panel will comprise the Swim Wales Education Manager; Swim Wales Regional Business Manager and a Swim Wales Tutor.


The process to be followed is outlined below:

  1.  Recruitment & Selection
  2.  Qualification Completion
  3.  Appointment of Support Mentor
  4.  Training & Development
  5.  Practical Attachment
  6.  Licensed Tutor Status & Continued Professional Development

Person Specification

Swim Wales Tutor Person Specification


Trainee Tutor Development Plan

Trainee Tutor Development Plan