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Follow Your Passion,
Become an Open Water Coach!

Beyond the Water is based in Aviemore and was founded in 2018.  We are an Open Water Swim School as well as an Approved Training Provider with the Swimming Teachers Association (STA) with a training partnership with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

We offer award winning STA level 2 qualifications covering open water swimming coaching, pool-based teaching and continued professional development programmes. We work with training partners throughout the UK to provide these qualifications.  Courses are offered in our interactive online classroom with options for in person practical days in a variety of locations including Aviemore in the Cairngorm National Park, Lancashire and Dorset in England and Anglesey in Wales.  Face to face course options take place in locations around Scotland and the North West of England and Anglesey in Wales.

Beyond the Water offers a range of swim coaching sessions for children aged 5 through to adults.  Sessions available include weekly learn to open water sessions, introduction to open water and training sessions for those looking to get event ready!  Private sessions, stroke specific workshops and video analysis are available also.  These are based in Aviemore, Scotland.


Swim Coaching Courses

Ready to take your career to the next level? YES: Then look no further.  We offer a range of regulated teaching and coaching courses along with CPDs both in person and hands-on or online in our online classroom! 


Water Safety Courses

The National Water Safety Management programme (NWSMP) embraces contemporary approaches to risk management by balancing the need for simple pro-active safety management practices, with a strong focus on preventative measures – along with effective emergency response skills. 

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Swim Coaching

We offer group and private swim coaching for swimmers of all abilities in and around Aviemore with intro to open water for complete beginnners! 

We coach all year round! 

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