Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Bedfordshire

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers across Bedfordshire

Apply to join the academy

Would you like to become a swimming teacher? The academy gives aspiring teachers the opportunity to receive part-funded training, mentoring, and be matched with an employer.

Apply now to start your journey to becoming a swimming teacher!

The academy gives trainee teachers the chance to embark on a career as a swimming teacher for only £79, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000.

Successful applicants who join the academy will complete their SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications.

We support trainees through their training journey with membership and free access to our introduction to swimming strokes online CPDs.

In between the courses, there is a period of volunteering with a potential employer to gain practical experience. Trainees also benefit from CPDs to help them develop as well as getting expert advice and 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; 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays, and weekends from 8:00 am – 4.00 pm. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres in the Bedfordshire area;

  • Flitwick Leisure Centre Steppingley Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1TH
  • Houghton Regis Leisure Centre Parkside Dr, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5PY

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Stevenage Leisure Limited on a casual or part-time basis.

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 1st March 2020 and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 9th and 10th March 2020.

There will be an informal meet and greet 8th April 2020 at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

Course dates:

  • Level 1 course –TBC
  • Level 2 course – TBC

If you have any questions before applying you can contact us at