Everybody Sport and Recreation to help fund training in a bid to recruit new swimming teachers

Everybody Sport & Recreation is looking to train and recruit people to join its aquatics team as fully qualified swimming teachers through the Institute fo Swimming’s Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy.

Successful applicants will be taken through their SEQ Level one and two courses, with over 90% of their training costs being funded by Everybody Sport & Recreation, in partnership with the Institute of Swimming. The academy gives applicants the chance to embark on a new career as a swimming teacher for only £79, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000.

Kris Sankey, Senior Manager for Sports, Aquatics & Fitness, Everybody Sport & Recreation says:

“We are focused on delivering great swimming lessons for our community and through the recruitment academy, we aim to find enthusiastic people who wish to embrace a career in swimming teaching. It is our vision to provide ‘Leisure for Life’ and our swimming lessons are fundamental to starting that positive relationship with sport so we want to be the first choice for every parent looking for fun, inspiring lessons. Our swimming teachers are integral to us achieving this. By offering funded training opportunities we hope to attract the right people who will contribute to the enjoyment of our customers and allow us to offer more learn to swim opportunities to our community.

“Swimming teaching can offer a very rewarding career, with flexible hours that can appeal to people looking for a good work/life balance, which may suit someone who hasn’t considered it before, a student, a retired person, someone looking for a career change or someone wishing to supplement their finances. The recruitment academy seeks to offer the opportunity to become a swimming teacher on a part-time or casual basis to enthusiastic, local people who can offer their time and commitment in exchange for this funded training opportunity.”

Dan Cocker, 19, who achieved his SEQ Level one and two Qualifications last year says: “I have always loved the water, but I never considered turning my hobby into my career. The courses are very thorough and I’m delighted with the mentoring and valuable hands-on work experience I received.

I really matured through the training and feel it has helped me to develop my self-confidence and my abilities at dealing with people.”

“No class is the same – it’s a very rewarding job and I love to make the lessons fun for the children. Teaching people to swim takes dedication and effort, but it is so fantastic to see the results and to watch people improve.

“I plan to continue to teach people to swim whilst studying for my degree as the hours and flexibility make this possible.”

Anyone interested can find out more and apply here.

Applications close on 3 September 2020.