All the Teachers at Aqua Star swim school are Swim England (ASA) Qualified Teachers, either Full or Assistant, and are trained to teach using Swim England's National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS). Also all teachers have RLSS National Pool Lifeguard qualification (NPLQ).

Swim England is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming in England. The Association also covers swimming for people with a disability, Aquafit and Adult and Child activities. All ASA qualifications are recognised throughout Great Britain and in many other countries. Swim England is the major training organisation for teachers and coaches for the aquatic disciplines.

The Swim England Education Programme is recognised as being at the forefront of British sport and Swim England is an approved centre for the assessment of S/NVQs.

Swim England is an Awarding Body of long standing and its qualifications are recognised by the Government as being of an appropriate standard and quality in order to attract public funding. This may mean, therefore, that you may be able to receive a grant towards your training costs. For further information on this issue contact your local learning and skills council.

Overview of the Education Structure

Swim England offer qualifications covering a range of abilities and aspirations from the Helper Certificate which is aimed at those who wish to help their club or organisation, whilst under the guidance of a qualified ASA Level 2 Teacher, to the Coach Certificate which is aimed at those wishing to coach competitive swimmers operating at the highest level.

The full range of qualifications is;

- Helper Certificate
- Level 1 Certificate for Teaching
- Lane Coach Certificate
- Level 2 Certificate for Teaching
- Level 3 Certificate for the Development and Management of Swimming Programmes
- Level 3 - Club Coach Certificate
- Level 4 - Coach Certificate

For further information visit the Swim England Official Website:

Our Team of Teachers

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Joanne Clarida

Teacher with 15 years experience, Joanne began helping out at a local swimming club before…

Paige Speak

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