Cheshire West Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Chester and across Cheshire West.

Apply to join the academy

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

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

The academy allows aspiring teachers to receive all their training for only £79, 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;

  • Christleton Sports Centre, Plough Lane, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7AS
  • Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LB
  • Neston Recreation Centre, Raby Park Road, Neston, CH64 9NQ
  • Northgate Arena, Victoria Road, Chester, CH2 2AU
  • Northwich Memorial Court, Chesterway, Northwich, CW9 5QJ
  • Winsford Lifestyle Centre, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AD

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

Academy Itinerary

Applications close at 3pm on 20th August 2021.

Interviews and meet and greet will take place on Thursday 26th August, 6pm to 7.30pm at Norgate Arena, Chester.

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

Training Schedule

Please make sure you are available on the following dates and have time to commit to the training.

Level 1 Course:

Online learning plus practical at Ellesmere Port Sports Village or Northwich Memorial Court – Saturdays 11th & 18th September

Level 2 Course:

Online learning and virtual classroom sessions plus one of the following courses:

1) Northwich Memorial Court –  Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October – 3.00-6.30pm


2) Ellesmere Port Village – Saturday 23rd / Sunday 25th October & Saturday 30th / Sunday 31st October – 08:30am to 12 noon.


Successful candidates will be asked to commit to a minimum of one weekday evening shift (Monday-Friday 4-6pm) and one weekend shift (Saturday or Sunday 9am-12noon)

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