STA Level 2 Open Water Coaching

This qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and techniques of coaching open water swimming and enable them to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate open water swimming sessions. It will qualify learners to take swimmers into open water for the first time through to training for an event. Learners will only be qualified to coach in an open water environment in which they are competent and experienced in, learners will not be able to train swimmers for an event in which they are not experienced.

Target Learners

This qualification could appeal to open water swimmers, triathletes, swimming teachers, beach lifeguards or lake managers who have open water swimming experience and want to expand their open water knowledge or coaching portfolio and share their passion for open water swimming.


Once qualified learners may wish to develop their knowledge in open water further by specialising in areas of open water swimming, such as cold-water or channel / long distance coaching. These can be achieved through CPDs.

Entry Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Hold current membership of STA
  • Submit a CV of open water swimming experience
  • Learners who do not hold either a swimming teaching, coaching ortriathlon coaching qualification must complete the Open Water Swimming Coaching online up-skill programme.

    Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. Qualification certificates cannot be issued if all pre-requisites are not met before the start of the course, post course submissions will not be accepted.

Duration – 3 days ( no remote learning option )

Course Location – Hull or at your venue depending on course criteria being met / number of course attendees.

Course Cost £450.00

Course Dates –  Hull – 2024 April 4th 5th 6th

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