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National Outdoor Expo 2025

NOWCA is the UK’s largest open water venue network and has been pioneering open water safety over the past 10 years.We are the leading open water tech enterprise in the industry and the trusted experts for open water safety. Our big ambition is to continue expanding our venue network to give the open water community greater access to safer locations, whether it be a lake, estuary, river, beach, or in the wild.Booking and managing sessions can now be done from the palm of your hand with our new ACTiO app.Join our community of over 35,000 members and get access to over 40 safe and stunning venues nationwide. Our members are also covered by NOWCA Protect for personal accident or injury for approved activities/events (including their commute to and/from the venue). You can also save up to 70% off top brands from NOWCA Perks.

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Coaching, Courses, Skills Development, Training Open Water Swimming

Training Courses


Become an Open Water swimming coach- <strong>STA Level 2 OWS Coaching Courses</strong>


This course is your first step to turning your open water swimming passion into a career. The qualification will prepare you for all aspects of open water swimming coaching including planning, coaching and evaluating swimming sessions. The course meets CIMSPA’s employer-led coach professional standard and is hosted over 3 days

How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s open water swimming experts and leading open water swimming associations 
  • Regulated by Ofqual
  • Meets CIMSPA’s employer-led coach professional standard
  • Recognised internationally, allowing you to take your open water coaching career around the world

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

How to Take Your Open Water Coaching Career Further

Once qualified, learners may wish to develop their knowledge in open water further by specialising in areas of open water swimming, such as cold-water or channel/long-distance coaching. These will be achievable through add-on CPD programmes with the STA.