Becoming a Swimming Coach or Instructor
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Becoming a Swimming Coach or Instructor

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Coaches, trains and instructs participants in swimming by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 52 days - 1 year
Average pay $27,342
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 5,400

What does a Swimming Coach or Instructor do?

  • coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
  • motivating Sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
  • recruiting players and other coaching staff
  • arranging entries into sporting competitions
  • promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • officiating at sporting events to enforce rules


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