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Frequently Asked Questions​

Candidates must first complete the Assistant Swimming Teacher (Level 1) course before they can take part in a Full Swimming Teacher (Level 2) course.

Applicants must have completed the Assistant Swimming Teacher (Level 1) course.

Swimming Teachers must keep their qualification active by taking part in Water Safety Ireland Swimming Teacher CPD workshops.



In line with the principles of CPD the following Water Safety Ireland courses are recommended for all swimming teachers:

  • Swimming Teacher CPD workshops (mandatory).
  • Basic Life Support 1, 2 and 3.
  • Rescue 1, 2 and 3.
  • National Pool Lifeguard.
  • Special Needs Assistant.
  • Water Safety Instructor.
  • Primary Aquatics Water Safety (PAWS) Provider.

Thank You For Your Feedback

We aim to provide professional, high-quality training.


James Gorman

Course Participant

” A fantastic course with excellent tutors. They made it fun and enjoyable. I am hoping to use my qualification abroad. Thanks Matthew and Davy! “


Aoife Carkery

Course Participant

” My daughter did this course when she turned 16 and it was the best thing she has done so far. She always loved swimming and this course has given her the opportunity to work during the summer. She also made some new friends on the course and it really boosted her confidence. “


Shauna Kelly

Course Participant

” I did this course with my friend because we wanted to go travelling and work abroad. We went to the USA and got jobs working in pools as lifeguards. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to go abroad. “


John Keogh

Course Participant

” I wanted to qualify as a Pool Lifeguard so that I could work at a pool abroad. I really enjoyed the course and meeting the other participants. It was fun and I learned a lot. Thank you. “


Ann Byrne

Course Participant

“ A really well run course and very informative, especially the Basic Life Support! Course tutors were very approachable, professional and organised. ”

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