SSI Swim Teacher Certifications

Level 1 Swim Teacher
Level 1 Swim Teachers learn the best techniques and goals for the youngest independent swimmers. Focus for training our teachers is made on comfort through repetition using home study programs, classroom instruction, multimedia presentations showing proper technique, as well as in-water training. All these learning disciplines produce the best certified teachers possible. Once certified, the Level 1 teacher is capable of teaching the following classes:

  • Aquatike I (3 year olds only)
  • Aquatike II (3 year olds only)
  • Aquatike III (3 year olds only)
  • Preschool Beginner (4-5 year olds only)
  • Advanced Preschool Beginner (4-5 year olds only)
  • Beginner I, II & III (5-17 year olds)

Level 2 Swim Teacher
Level 2 Swim Teacher certification moves into more advanced training. Level 2 Swim Teachers are trained to look for fine-tuning technique and efficiency in the water. In addition, training takes a bit more competitive turn, introducing the competitive backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly to the mix, as well as flip turns.

A Level 2 Swim Teacher is certified to teach the following classes:

  • Intermediate I
  • Intermediate II
  • Advanced I
  • Advanced II
  • Junior Olympians

Adult Swim Teacher
Teaching adult non-swimmers is typically a different set of skills from teaching youth, so we offer a specialized certification as an Adult Swim Teacher. Teachers are trained in special skills for teaching physically larger and stronger swimmers, as well as ways of managing lifelong aquatic fear factors often present in adult non-swimmers.

The levels covered by a Adult Swim Teacher certification include:

  • Adult Beginner
  • Adult Advanced

Baby & Me Swim Teacher
Baby & Me certification covers teaching of our youngest swimmers - ages 6 months old through 2 years. Given the constraints of teaching children this young, teacher focus is placed on making the swimmer comfortable in the water, as well as training the parents on ways of getting their children accustomed to aquatic environments. A Baby & Me certification allows teaching the classes of Baby & Me as well as Aquababy, both of which require a parent or guardian of the child be present either in the water or on the pool deck with the child during the class.

The levels covered by a Baby & Me Swim Teacher certification include:

  • Baby & Me
  • Aquababy

Swim Teacher Trainer
A Certified Trainer from Swim Schools International is capable of training and certifying the Level 1 Swim Teacher, Level 2 Swim Teacher, Adult Swim Teacher and Baby & Me Swim Teacher levels. This means that a location with a Trainer on staff is not only able to offer the entire Swim Schools International curriculum for teaching, but is able to train new staff to accomodate the needs of whatever facility they are in.

Swim Teacher Trainer Certifier