Sarnia Sea Lions Swim School

Sarnia Sea Lions was established 1 January 2013 in Guernsey, Channel Islands.  First Lessons commenced on 9 January 2013.


Aquatic Qualifications:

  • STA Aquatic Swimming Tutor and Teacher
  • NOWCA / STA Swimming Coaching
  • NOWCA / STA Pool to Open Water Coaching
  • STA Level 2 Certificate in Aquatic Teaching – Aquacise (shallow, transitional and deep)
  • STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching – (incl. Diving; Survival & Rescue Skills)
  • STA Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby & Pre-School (BPC)
  • STA Junior Lifeguard Instructor
  • STA Pool Snorkelling Programme
  • ASA Preliminary Teachers Award
    – (Equivalent to the STA Level 1 Award in Swimming Teaching)

Live Saving Qualifications:

  • STA Safety Award for Teachers
  • STA Advanced Resuscitation
  • National Rescue Award for Teachers
  • STA Pool Emergency Procedures (PEP)
  • The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) – (incl. CPR, AED and First Aid)
  • RYA/MCA Small Craft Basic Sea Survival Course
  • Bronze Medallion Award
  • Award of Merit Life Saving Award

Other Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Degree with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Masters Degree (MSc)
  • Child Protection Tier 1 Training, States of Guernsey
  • Safeguarding Children & Young People Level 1 Child Protection Awareness (Sept 2023)
  • STA Certificate – Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults
  • STA Risk Assessments Training Programme
  • STA Course Administration Unit
  • STA Customer Care Unit
  • Child Protection Officer and Data Protection Officer
  • Autism Awareness Diploma Course (in progress-2017)

Professional Memberships:

  • Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA)
  • National Open Water Coaching Association Membership (NOWCA)
  • Institute of Swimming (IoS)
  • Amateur Swimming Association (ASA)
  • The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS)
  • Swim Start Swim School (STA)