Get a head start on becoming a Swimming Teacher with Funded Opportunities available.

Institute of Swimming, in collaboration with Active Apprentice and Vision West Nottinghamshire College, launched a brand new initiative to allow over 19s the opportunity to get a head start on becoming a swimming teacher.

This new partnership offers to help fund part of the cost of training to become a swimming teacher. The funding, which is open to over 19s based in England and not currently in full-time education, covers the cost of the theory element of training on selected Institute of Swimming courses. This is up to 40% of the total swimming teacher training cost.

Created to support people seeking employment in the sport and physical activity sector, the project targets those looking to start a career teaching swimming. The project also delivers the knowledge and skills critical to support leisure operators and clubs in meeting the demand for qualified swimming teachers to help build a sustainable workforce.

Rebecca Cox, Swim England Business Engagement Director and Institute of Swimming Managing Director said:

“We are thrilled to launch this new initiative which will have a significant impact in helping the leisure and aquatics industry rebuild and strengthen its workforce after such a turbulent time due to the pandemic. With a shortage of new and available swimming teachers, this project could not have come at a better time, and we appreciate being able to partner with Active Apprentice and Vision West Nottinghamshire College to deliver this. Teaching swimming is a hugely rewarding job, but the cost of qualifying can hold people back. We want this initiative to offer over 19s, who are not in education, the opportunity to get a head start on training to become a swimming teacher.”  

If you are interested in starting your career as a swimming teacher, want to apply, check if you are eligible for funding, or discover funded training available find out more or email [email protected]