Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Bexley

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers across the London Borough of Bexley

Academy now closed

If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role with Lex Leisure then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The academy allows aspiring teachers to receive all their training for only £85, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000. It includes mentoring to support your development, and you’ll be matched with an employer.

Successful applicants will 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 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 available across weekdays and weekends. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres;

  • Crook Log Leisure Centre, Brampton Rd, Bexleyheath DA7 4HH
  • Sidcup Leisure Centre, Hurst Rd, Sidcup DA15 9AE
  • Erith Leisure Centre, Avenue Rd, Erith DA8 3AT

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as paid swimming teachers by Lex Leisure on a part-time basis.

Application Itinerary

Applications for this academy have now closed. Please complete an expression of interest form if you would like to be notified of future academies in your area.

Interviews and virtual meet and greet will take place shortly after the closing date.

You don’t need any prior qualifications to apply as you will be supported through your training, although we are accepting applications from those who are halfway through their swimming teacher training or already have their level 1 or 2 qualifications.

Successful candidates will be asked to commit to a minimum 6 hour contract per week – usually consisting of weekday evenings from 3.30pm and weekends.

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