STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaching

Love Open Water London Royal Docks, E16 1AH

For those who love open water and want to promote and share their passion by coaching swimmers in an open water environment, STA’s Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification will prepare learners for all aspects of open water swimming coaching, from planning, coaching and evaluating open water swimming sessions.

This qualification also meets CIMSPA’s employer-led coach professional standard and is regulated by Ofqual

3 Day Course cost = £450 + Booking fee


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Please ensure you can attend all three dates before booking this course


The STA Level 2 Award for Open Water Swimming Coaching covers Planning, Preparing and Coaching Open Water Swimming over 3 days

Assessment criteria: 


·  Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor 

·  Undertake waterside teaching during the course 

·  Demonstrate coaching in a variety of practical elements to a group of open water swimmers in an open water setting 

·  Deal safely, promptly and effectively with a scenario 

·  Complete an online multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 7/10 per unit (50mins)


When you Get Your Qualification

  • You’ll be trained to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate open water swimming sessions in environments for which you have competence and experience in
  • Take swimmers into an open water environment for the first time, right through to training them for an event



Course 1

24 - 25th April

2 days online via Zoom

12th May

1 day practical @ Love Open Water London Royal Docks, E16 1AH

13th May

Online multiple choice paper – 50 mins any time from 6am – 11pm on date shown

Course 2

10th - 12th June

3 days onsite @ Love Open Water London Royal Docks, E16 1AH

13th June

Online multiple choice paper – 50 mins any time from 6am – 11pm on date shown

Course 3

19th - 21st July


3 days onsite @ Love Open Water London Royal Docks, E16 1AH

22nd July

Online multiple choice paper – 50 mins any time from 6am – 11pm on date shown 



Interested? Before You Get Started…


You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold current membership of STA 
  • Submit a CV detailing relevant open water swimming experience
  • Hold either a swimming teaching, coaching or triathlon coaching qualification
    • Learners who do not hold any of the above qualifications 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.

                                 All learners will receive one years free 

                      NOWCA Membership on completion of the course



Love Open Water London Royals Dock site is based at the west end of Royal Victoria Dock. Look for the pontoon opposite the City Hall Building – entrance is at the gate onto the pontoon.  We have banners on the fencing by the gate and the pontoon is covered with green astro turf.

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The closest station is Royal Victoria on the DLR and is only a few minutes walk. You can also reach us by the Emirates Skyline – the terminal is 100m from the entrance gate.

There is very limited parking in the area.  Check the JustPark app for private spaces in Brittania Village which is a short walk from the venue.  There is also some paid parking on Dock Road though this can be busy during the week.  Currently this is free on Sundays.

For more information regarding the venue please follow this link -