LSV to Deliver New Swim Teacher Training Courses

We are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the new LSV Swim Teacher course. Officially known as ‘SISSS00112 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher’, the course is the nationally recognised training for swim teachers in Victoria.

The two-day, face-to-face course will be available from October 2019, following final trials in partnership with YMCA Victoria, Belgravia Leisure and Aligned Leisure during September. A blended version of the course (including online learning and a one-day face-to-face) is currently being finalised for release later in the year. The final stage of the initial rollout will be the development of the ‘Babies and Toddler’ and the ‘Access Disability’ courses in early 2020.

The LSV Swim Teacher course will be delivered in six easy to follow modules:

  • Water safety and aquatic rescue
  • Role of a swim teacher
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Water familiarisation
  • Swimming strokes
  • Safe diving

LSV has worked with swimming experts (including Olympic Champion Mack Horton) during the development of the course content, and key industry personnel in the design of the LSV Swim Teacher License. The objective is to ensure best practice information is provided in a flexible manner to enable a clear and supported pathway into the industry.

Andy Dennis, General Manager: Public Training and Pool Safety says the points of difference with LSV’s course will include a flexible approach to learning, an online portal to monitor PD activities and free CPR courses for LSV Licensed Swim Teachers. says.

“Furthermore, a new approach to Swim Teacher trainee hours is planned as part of a broader Industry engagement project,” he said.

LSV CEO Nigel Taylor says LSV’s move into the swim teacher training space aligns with key drowning prevention strategies that are consistently identified at state, national and international levels.

“We’re pleased to be able to support the Victorian Aquatic Industry by offering cost-effective access to high-quality Swim Teacher training, that will assist in addressing the increasing demand for Swim Teachers,” he said.

To see information on the Swim Teacher course please contact the team on 03 9676 6950 or monitor for the release of upcoming courses.

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