Fin2Fit’s Mono-Fin CPD awarded CIMSPA accreditation

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The Fin2Fit Mono-Fin CPD has gained accreditation from CIMSPA – making it the only course of its type to hold the endorsement.

That represents more fantastic news for the CPD, which was also reaccredited by Swim England Qualifications last year.

Swimming teachers who have gained their Fin2Fit qualification are able to deliver Mono-Fin Mermaid and Shark lessons and parties as a new and exciting approach to keep children interested in swimming.

Fin2Fit’s Emma Longden said: “We are extremely proud to have successfully gained accreditation from CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector.

“Our central ethos is to encourage children to keep swimming, to re-engage with children who aren’t currently swimming and also to encourage adults to get swimming with our fun and exciting programme.

“This sits firmly alongside CIMSPA’s vision of supporting and enabling professionals and organisations to develop and succeed in the sport and leisure industry and to inspire our nation to become more active.”

Progressive awards programme

Fin2Fit also offers a Mermaid & Shark Award Scheme programme for children, creating an exit route for the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

Pupils can join a class once they have completed Level Five in their Swim England Learn to Swim Awards. They are then taken through from a bronze to gold award, with the potential to go on to synchronised swimming and Fin Clubs.

Emma added: “Critical to the success of our approach is the progressive awards programme, aligned to the Swim England Learn to Swim Awards.

“Fin2Fit already has a Water Safety Partnership with Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS), which not only ensures the programmes, products and fins are water safe, but guarantees the delivery of valuable lifesaving skills through the sessions too.”

Fin2Fit has been working in partnership with Swim England Qualifications Approved Training Centre, the Institute of Swimming, to meet demand and deliver Mono-Fin CPD training across the country.

Natalie McGuire, Institute of Swimming Business Development Manager, said: “We are thrilled with the continued success and growing popularity of the Fin2Fit Mono-Fin Mermaid and Shark classes across the UK.

“The Institute of Swimming has recently completed training for 12 further course tutors, who will be delivering the CPD for swimming teachers, with numerous dates and venues for training already released for 2020 and available to book on our website.”

  • Find out more about Fin2Fit’s Mono-Fin CPD here.