The Register of Aquatic Professionals (RAP) replaced the traditional Coach/ Teacher Licensing from 1 January 2024.

Swim Ireland qualified coaches and teachers will renew their position on the Register each year on a calendar basis (1 January – 31 December).

RAP recognises the professional nature of the qualifications gained by Swim Ireland coaches and teachers, along with the ongoing development through CPD and maintaining of the Vetting/ Access NI and Safeguarding requirements.

Coaches and Teachers can opt-in to being publicly featured on the Register of Aquatic Professionals on Swim Ireland website, to support employment and other engagement opportunities.

Coaches/ Teachers are required to maintain active vetting and safeguarding credentials.


Get access to exclusive e-learning CPD content, a wide range of virtual classroom CPD, and recognition of up to 3 external CPD with RAP Premium for a flat rate of €59 per year, saving a minimum of €15.

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Register of Aquatic Professionals