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Swim Teacher and Coach Training & Development

Enabling a billion Indians to enjoy swimming safely and correctly begins with the way one is taught swimming and water safety skills through a structured aquatic education program. Teachers play a critical role in the successful delivery of any education program. Hence towards enabling and empowering current and future teachers of swimming and water safety along with swim coaches looking at improving their fundamental skill understanding, Swimming Matters has partnered with AUSTSWIM from Australia – the Australasian Council for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety – for the delivery of their courses.

About AUSTSWIM

AUSTSWIM, the Australasian council for the teaching of swimming and water safety, was formed in 1979 with the objective of developing a consistent and better-quality training of teachers of swimming and water safety across Australia and internationally.

AUSTSWIM is a dynamic, for purpose not profit, mainstay of the grassroots aquatic industry providing training, accreditation, standards and innovation that benchmark and support safer aquatic participation and drowning prevention strategies.

AUSTSWIM has developed over the year’s strategic partnerships with other international organisation’s in the provision of swimming and water safety training and accreditation in countries where there is a demand for learning to swim and water safety education programs. The partnerships involve working with local community and implementing a strategy that makes allowable adjustments to the training taking into account a range of factors including knowledge, skill and understanding of the learners. We continue to embrace a philosophy of an approach that is sustainable and creates a positive impact in improving water safety education and awareness.

# Name Course Dates Venue City State Status
AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety (TSW) 6th & 7th October, 2018 Kensington Pool, Ulsoor Bengaluru Karnataka Closed

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In a world first, AUSTSWIM has been accredited against ISO/IEC 17024 for how we train, accredit and license AUSTSWIM Teachers in Australia. This gives the community further assurance that AUSTSWIM Teachers have the highest accreditation benchmark in aquatics and that AUSTSWIM to committed to providing quality education to reduce drowning, the impact of aquatic accidents and strive for safer swimming and water safety.

In order to become an AUSTSWIM Accredited Teacher™, you will need to complete the Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation. This is the base accreditation that you must gain before you can attempt any of the extension courses.

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety (TSW)

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course provides candidates with essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety™ to persons from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. Accreditation is valid for three years.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics (INF)

The course provides the candidate with the competence required to deliver safe and enjoyable aquatic activity programs for children between the age of six months to four years of age.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics Access and Inclusion (A&I)

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion course is designed to provide the knowledge and information required to deliver programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse range of people who use the aquatic environment.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes (TCS)

The course aims to provide candidates with the competencies to bridge the gap between the teaching and coaching of swimming.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults (AD)

The course provides candidates with the essential competencies to teach the adult swimmer.

# SL NO Job Position Location
01 Woman Swim Instructor/Teacher (Part time & Full Time) Bengaluru
02 Woman Swim Instructor/Teacher (Part time) Mumbai
03 Swim Instructor/Teacher Bengaluru
04 Swim Instructor/Teacher for Workation Shillong
05 Swim Instructor/Teacher Pune

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+ About AUSTSWIM

About AUSTSWIM

AUSTSWIM, the Australasian council for the teaching of swimming and water safety, was formed in 1979 with the objective of developing a consistent and better-quality training of teachers of swimming and water safety across Australia and internationally.

AUSTSWIM is a dynamic, for purpose not profit, mainstay of the grassroots aquatic industry providing training, accreditation, standards and innovation that benchmark and support safer aquatic participation and drowning prevention strategies.

AUSTSWIM has developed over the year’s strategic partnerships with other international organisation’s in the provision of swimming and water safety training and accreditation in countries where there is a demand for learning to swim and water safety education programs. The partnerships involve working with local community and implementing a strategy that makes allowable adjustments to the training taking into account a range of factors including knowledge, skill and understanding of the learners. We continue to embrace a philosophy of an approach that is sustainable and creates a positive impact in improving water safety education and awareness.

+ Upcoming Courses
# Name Course Dates Venue City State Status
AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety (TSW) 6th & 7th October, 2018 Kensington Pool, Ulsoor Bengaluru Karnataka Closed

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+ Traning Courses

In a world first, AUSTSWIM has been accredited against ISO/IEC 17024 for how we train, accredit and license AUSTSWIM Teachers in Australia. This gives the community further assurance that AUSTSWIM Teachers have the highest accreditation benchmark in aquatics and that AUSTSWIM to committed to providing quality education to reduce drowning, the impact of aquatic accidents and strive for safer swimming and water safety.

In order to become an AUSTSWIM Accredited Teacher™, you will need to complete the Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation. This is the base accreditation that you must gain before you can attempt any of the extension courses.

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety (TSW)

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course provides candidates with essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety™ to persons from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. Accreditation is valid for three years.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics (INF)

The course provides the candidate with the competence required to deliver safe and enjoyable aquatic activity programs for children between the age of six months to four years of age.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics Access and Inclusion (A&I)

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion course is designed to provide the knowledge and information required to deliver programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse range of people who use the aquatic environment.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes (TCS)

The course aims to provide candidates with the competencies to bridge the gap between the teaching and coaching of swimming.

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults (AD)

The course provides candidates with the essential competencies to teach the adult swimmer.

+ Courses So Far
+ Jobs For Swim Teachers
# SL NO Job Position Location
01 Woman Swim Instructor/Teacher (Part time & Full Time) Bengaluru
02 Woman Swim Instructor/Teacher (Part time) Mumbai
03 Swim Instructor/Teacher Bengaluru
04 Swim Instructor/Teacher for Workation Shillong
05 Swim Instructor/Teacher Pune

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AUSTSWIM in India

Since November 2013, below are some of the key highlights:

  • Till date across 32 courses 280 swim teachers from 35 cities in the Indian subcontinent have participated in the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water safety (TSW) course, 37 swim teachers have participated in the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes (TCS) course and 23 swim teachers have participated in the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infants and Preschool Aquatics (INF) course.
  • In 2015, to further build on the work being done with us in India, AUSTSWIM’s project – Championing the Australian Way of Swim Teaching and Water Safety in India was chosen for the 2015-16 Australia India Council Grant. This enabled 2-time Australian Olympic Head coach Leigh Nugent to conduct workshops in India and facilitated seven AUSTSWIM swim teachers from India to travel to Australia to get first hand exposure to the aquatic programs there.
  • In 2017, in recognition of our work with AUSTSWIM in India our project with the Olympians Association of India – India SWIMS (Swimming and Water safety Is My Solution) to Prevent Drowning – has been one of six projects chosen worldwide by the World Olympians Association for the inaugural Service to Society Grants.

Our Clients

Our Success Story

Ceri Weeks

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, Award-winning AUSTSWIM Presenter (Trainer for swim teachers)  who has been involved from Day 1 in India and personally trained more than 100 swim teachers and 2 Presenters in India:

It’s been 35 years that I am a successful business person having built & run a swim school, trained hundreds of swim teachers the AUSTSWIM way & now pass on these skills to enthusiastic swim teachers in India – what could be more rewarding than knowing you’ve helped saved thousands of lives through a career you love.

Prathima Hegde

Puttur, Dakshina Kannada – Kindergarten Teacher, Swim Parent & Swim Teacher.

Being a kindergarten school teacher I used to take my preschool kids to the pool quite often. I started taking my preschool kids to our pool on picnics. Seeing me handle kids very well, Partha Varanashi the first AUSTSWIM Presenter of India recognised my potential and recommended me to do the AUSTSWIM course.

I started applying the techniques learned during the AUSTSWIM course for my swimming camps and they turned out to be a huge success. I realised the world of difference it made for reluctant kids to get into water. Thanks to you Ceri Weeks for all your support and guidance. You have been a huge source of encouragement.

I’m very happy I did the AUSTSWIM course as it has been very satisfying and has helped me interact better with children. I recommend every woman to do this course as it not only helps to improve swim teaching skills but it boosts your confidence, improves your all round personality. And swim teaching is a big profession.

Lokesh MJ

Bengaluru – MBA Graduate & Swim Teacher at Nettkallappa Aquatic Centre

I was a market analyst at Thomson Reuters Company and started swimming as a hobby, fell in love with it and have made it my passion. I made it a point to swim daily and have pursued my passion into my  profession. It was a big leap of faith for me to leave a promising career with Reuters for swimming after becoming certified AUSTSWIM teacher.

And today I am living my passion, making every day more exciting than yesterday..

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Nirala Rai Bopanna

Bengaluru – an ex-IT engineer who worked with CISCO. Nirala teaches at Bangalore Club and Bangalore Golf Club

Mother of two – 6 and 3. When my 6 year old was forced to jump at the deep end of the pool by her then teacher, she refused to get back to water. Heartbroken I went to Partha Varanashi who suggested that I do the AUSTSWIM course and teach my daughter myself. So I did my TSW course and started teaching her. She loves the water now. When it was time to teach my 3 year old I did the AUSTSWIM Infant and Preschool Aquatics course under Ceri Week’s guidance. I started teaching my kids at Bangalore club. Club members loved the way I taught the “AUSTSWIM” way of teaching. They wanted me to teach their kids as well. This encouraged me to take up swim teaching. Now I teach at Bangalore Club and Bangalore Golf Club.

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Kavita Chittiappa

Bengaluru – a former competitive swimmer and diver who worked in the corporate world before starting AQUA Liners to teach swimming and water safety.

I used to be a swimmer and diver way back in the 80’s and early 90’s. But when we used to swim there were hardly any facilities, no trained coaches where I grew up in a small town. I worked for 19 long years in the customs and logistics industry. In May 2014 I started my journey as a swim teacher and there’s been no looking back. AUSTSWIM TSW and TCS happened and the way I teach now has changed drastically. My focus is more on special kids and senior citizens. This year 5 of my special swimmers took part in the para-state competition and one has been selected for the nationals. I also run a Learn to Swim Scholarship for a few Govt School kids to encourage them to do well in their academics. These children now assist me as buddies to swim and assist my special swimmers. After this summer, if all goes well my focus would be only teaching children and adults with any and every kind of disability. I still have a long way to go as a Swim Teacher