Swimming Teacher Academy now recruiting!

Becoming a qualified swimming teacher

Take your first steps towards becoming a Swimming Teacher

If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role with Places Leisure then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Applying to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy  allows aspiring teachers to receive all their training for only £79.00, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000.


Successful applicants will be invited to complete their SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications and be supported through their training journey with Institute of Swimming Membership which includes over £100.00 worth of free e-learning. To help them develop, trainees will spend some time volunteering and get support from a mentor to ensure they have the necessary experience for the role and are ready to hit the poolside well equipped to teach.

Teaching swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time and there are a variety of working hours and contracts available across weekdays and weekends. Following the successful completion of training, there may be an opportunity to work with us on a salary of up to £19.00 per hour!*

And why stop there? If you become a lifeguard at a Places Leisure Centre, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in leisure, with potential Placemaker, Placemaker Manager, and Duty Manager roles available in the centre.

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Who is it designed for?

Anyone who is passionate about teaching and swimming and are able to demonstrate this with all tasks given.

Dates and deadlines

Applications close on Sunday 24th July. Following this shortlisted applicants will be invited to a meet and greet and interview on Friday 29th July and Monday 1st August.

To find out more, contact us on enquiries@walthamabbeyleisurecentre.org


How do I sign up?

If you think you may be interested in signing up, you can do so via the Institute of Swimming using this link.

Interested in career opportunities with us?

We'd love to have you on board. To find out more, please get in touch by emailing enquiries@walthamabbeyleisurecentre.org

*Working hours subject to availability.