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Sport Structures - Sport Education and Training

Workshop description

This essential workshop has been designed by Swim England specifically for their members to provide information on Safeguarding issues in Aquatics and Swim England’s safeguarding processes and procedures contained within WavePower.  The workshop is delivered online via virtual classroom by licenced Swim England facilitators who have extensive knowledge and experience in safeguarding and aquatics. 

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop must be completed by Swim England members who are working regularly with children, such as coaches and swimming teachers, as well as those in key roles such as team managers and welfare officers.   

Full details of Swim England members required to undertake the Swim England Safeguarding in Aquatics training can be found in Swim England’s Safeguarding policy, WavePower

What is the value of this workshop?

The Swim England Safeguarding in Aquatics workshop is regulated by Swim England Qualifications and is an essential part of ensuring Swim England’s members have appropriate training and awareness of safeguarding.  It provides important information regarding Swim England’s safeguarding policies and procedures, helping to ensure everyone involved in aquatic activities is safe. 

This workshop is also endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and therefore meets key industry quality standards. 

Learner eligibility

Learners must be: 

  • A minimum of 16 years old on the date of the workshop 

  • A member of Swim England 

  • Able to communicate effectively in English.

Learners will need to:

  • Have access to a laptop or tablet. A smartphone device is accepted but functionality can be limited. The device must have access to a microphone as the sessions will be interactive. 

  • Have good WIFI access 

  • Have access to an environment with limited distractions which is conducive to learning  

  • Be able to log into the workshop 10 minutes ahead of the designated start time. 

If you have any additional learning needs, please let us know when registering for the workshop so we can support you. 


Informal ongoing assessment will take place throughout the workshop.  Certification will be issued after attendance and is valid for three years. 


 This workshop is delivered via virtual classroom and lasts for 3 hours.  


This workshop costs £27 per learner. 

Organise a workshop

Discounts are available for clubs, counties and regions who have 10-12 learners and would like to organise a workshop for a date and time to suit those learners.  To request a workshop, please let us know using our workshop request form

Progression Opportunities

Learners who are interested in taking more of a leading role and more responsibility for safeguarding may progress to become Welfare Officers and complete Time to Listen training. 

Workshop dates

Please see below for the dates of our upcoming workshops and to book.  Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

If there isn’t a date that works for you, please use the ‘register your interest’ option at the bottom of the page so that we can contact you when new dates become available. 

Further Information

For any questions, please contact

Learner Feedback

"Really knowledgeable facilitator, good use of scenarios and the right pitch and pace."

"Very informative and engaging workshop."

"I've learned many important things."

"The scenarios were great, and there was lots to learn."

"Essential training for all Swim England members who are working closely with children, supports club affiliation requirements."