The academy is a one-stop shop to source, train and recruit swimming teachers of the future.
There are around 600,000 people who could be missing out on swimming lessons due to teacher shortages. This is something we are determined to change.
To attract new swimming teachers to the sector we have launched the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy.
The academy gives those starting a career as a swimming teacher – or those looking for a change of profession – the chance to receive training of the highest level at a fraction of the usual cost, whilst being matched with a potential employer.
We are currently recruiting trainee teachers. You can browse and apply for our current openings. Successful applicants will be supported through their Swim England Level 1 and 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications with practical experience by means of a volunteer placement, additional training, membership, and a mentor.
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