Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Cheltenham

As part of our academy, we are looking to train swimming teachers in Cheltenham

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; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays, and weekend mornings from 8:00 am – 2.00 pm. For these roles, there may be the opportunity to work at Leisure at Cheltenham, Tommy Taylors Lane, GL50 4RN.

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Leisure at Cheltenham.

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 31st December 2019 and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 7th January 2020.

There will be an informal meet and greet on 10th January 2020, 10am to 3pm where you will meet current swimming teachers and members of the Leisure at Cheltenham team.

Course dates:

  • 25th January, 1st, 8th and 15th February 2020 – SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course at Leisure at Cheltenham.
  • 27th and 28th March, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April, 2nd and 9th May 2020 – SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course at Leisure at Cheltenham.

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