Career outlook for swimming teacher or coach
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
As a swimming teacher, you would help people of all ages and abilities to learn swimming skills and how to exercise in water.
As a swimming coach, you would instead train competitive swimmers.
In either role, you would:
- Teach or coach one-to-one or in groups
- Plan and deliver lessons or training sessions
- Explain and demonstrate swimming techniques
- Fix faults in technique and find ways to improve performance
- Make sure safety standards are followed
- Check that life-saving equipment is in full working order
- Manage assistants and helpers
- Deal with minor injuries and accidents
As a swimming coach you would also check on the physical and mental condition of your swimmers. You would support your swimmers by going to their events and competitions.
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