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The Learn to Swim Instructor Training is the entry level (pre-requisite) for the following courses:

  • Todswim
  • Coaching “bridging course”
  • Ocean Splash and
  • Rural Splash

The Swimming South Africa Learn to Swim Instructor Certificate provides candidates with essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety to children at least four years of age.

Pre-requisite

Must be able to Swim at least 150m in any of the 4 Fina recognized strokes.

  • Candidates must be in possession of a CPR certificate
  • Must be 18+ years of age

Course Enrollment

Candidates must contact the Provincial Liaison Officer in the area to make an appointment for their course enrollment. Upon enrollment candidates must produce their:

  • CPR Certificate
  • Certified Copy of their ID
  • Two ID size photo’s (colour)
  • Course Fee of R800.00

In turn candidates will receive a Pre course Manual and a course program.

Duration

2 x day Training program from 08:00 – 16:30.
Consult your Provincial Liaison Officer for scheduled dates.
On day two candidates will receive a Course Manual which should be studied before writing exams.

Assessment

An Exam must be written on any Thursday between 09:00 – 12:00.
Candidates must log 20x hours with a certified Instructor.
A Practical Assessment will be conducted with a Facilitator.

Certification

Once all the course requirements have been successfully completed candidates will be awarded with a Swimming South Africa Instructor certificate that is valid for four years.
To renew your certificate instructors will have to do a refresher course and provide a Portfolio of Evidence as proof of experience gained.

Registration

Instructors are required to register annually with SSA, through their Provincial Association.

Module Outline

Both the Pre Course and Course Manuals consist of the following Modules:

  1. How People Learn
  2. Swimming Teacher and  The Law
  3. Planning the Programme
  4. Principles of Movement in Water
  5. Introduction to Swimming
  6. Stroke Development (4 x Fina recognised strokes)
    • Crawl Stroke (better known as Freestyle)
    • Butterfly
    • Breaststroke
    • Backstroke
  7. Survival Strokes
    • Side Stroke
    • Backstroke
  8. Water Safety
The Course Manual is an extension of the Pre Course Modules covered above.
Rural Splash
South Africa has an abundance of natural resources, which make the necessity of the Learn to swim a priority within our country. Rural South Africa has in the most part been left off this drive to teach the country to swim. The reason for this is the assumption that the transference of the life skill of swimming is linked to a swimming pool. With a huge percentage of our population living in rural areas and the reality is that there will never, in the near future, be sufficient swimming pools in these areas to cover the need for learn to swim in these communities. Whilst programs are developed to address the problems for transporting the children from their rural environment to a pool in the nearest urban area, their friends and relatives are drowning in the local dam or river.

Pre-requisite

Participants must have completed the Learn to Swim Instructors course and be a certified registered learn to swim instructor.

Course Enrollment

Candidates must contact the Provincial Liaison Officer in the area to make an appointment for their course enrollment. Upon enrollment participants must produce the following documents:

  • CPR Certificate
  • Learn to Swim Certificate
  • Certified Copy of ID
  • Two ID size photo’s (colour)
  • Must be a registered member of a SSA Provincial Affiliate

In turn candidates will receive a Course Manual and a course program.

Duration

2 x Day Training Programme from 08:00-16:30. Consult your Provincial Liaison Officer for scheduled dates.

Assessment

Candidates will be deemed competent once they have successfully completed all Practical tasks given to them on day two.

Certification

Once all the course requirements have been successfully completed candidates will be awarded with a Swimming South Africa certificate.

Registration

Instructors are required to register annually with SSA, through their Provincial Association.

Module Outline

With the firm belief that SSA can contribute to a “better life for all South Africans” SSA has created a programme termed “Rural Splash” which is broadly divided into 3 x sections:

  1. Dangers associated with an Open Water Aquatic Environment
  2. Safety and the Environment
  3. Transference of Skills

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