Swimming Summer School

Swimming Teacher Education

Learn how to plan and teach water activities for school children 

Would you like to enjoy a summer filled with swimming and social events in an international environment? Then sign up for this VIA Summer School course in Swimming Teacher Education

About the course

  • Facts and information

    Subject: Swimming Teacher Education

    Duration: 5 weeks

    Dates: 2 July – 2 August 

    Language: English

    Credits: 10 ECTS

    Academic level: Bachelor level

    Prerequisites: The course is relevant for students studying within the field of education with an interest in sports, water activities, movement and learning. It also includes kayak and first aid course.

    Maximum enrolment: Maximum 20 participants. If there are more eligible applicants than available seats, they will be distributed according to first-come, first served basis.

    Housing: VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    Application deadline: 1 May, 2018

    Location:  VIA University College and Vejlby-Risskov Sports Arena, Aarhus Denmark

  • Content

    Learn to teach school children in swimming and complete the swimming instructor education

    It is important that children learn to succeed in and on the water, and it is important that teachers and pedagogues in primary and lower secondary school are able to handle this job. This means that you are able to provide first aid, and that you are aware of the safety challenges, which may be related to activities in and on water. First aid and security in and on water are therefore key elements in this course,which enables you to:

    • Teach school children in swimming, including completing the swimming instructor education
    • Teach and carry out basic first aid in the school
    • Teach activities in and on water
    • Pass the Danish Swimming Union pool-lifeguard test


    During the course, you will plan and teach a course in water activities and swimming for schoolchildren together with the other participants.

    The swimming teacher education will provide you with valuable skills and a professionally stronger profile.


    Programme (subject to change)

    Week 1
    Water activities and module introduction. Water activities include basic diving practice, different swimming styles, etc.

    Week 2
    Activities on water – kayak and canoe. Presentation of the different disciplines for the examination in “Swimming Teacher Education”.

    Week 3
    First aid training and introduction to the pool-lifeguard examination. The pool-lifeguard examination is done. A 3-days trip in Canoe Kayak together with the other summer school course “Sports Specialisation”.

    Week 4
    Introduction to children’s teaching and to the written assignment. Start teaching and completing tests.

    Week 5
    The last week consists of children’s teaching, tests, and assignment writing.

  • Tuition and fees

    Accommodation, meals, insurance, visa and travelling expenses are not included in the fee

    All students  = 7000 DKK (app. 950 EUR).

    Tuition fee waiver:
    Students from VIA, students from VIA’s partners or students from other Danish educational institutions can participate free of charge if they can provide proof of credit transfer into their own study programme.

    Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

    VIA Summer School offers housing service. Read more here.

    Note: This course is offered as a part of the Bachelor in Teachers Education. Seats available after allocating seats to credit-transfer students from VIA University College, Danish Higher Educational Institutions and partner institutions are offered under the Empty-place Scheme and the rules of Danish Open University. You must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme under which the course is offered. If you have any doubt about this please do not hesitate to contact VIA Summer School.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us for further information.

    VIA University College

    Anna Kronborg Bell

    Project Manager

    VIA Summer School

    +45 87551505