Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in East Lancashire

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

Apply to join the academy

Ribble Valley logoIf you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role with Ribble Valley Borough Council, 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 this role, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres;

  • Accrington Academy, Queens Rd W, Accrington BB5 4FF
  • Blackburn Sports & Leisure Centre, Feilden St, Blackburn BB2 1LQ
  • Darwen Leisure Centre, The Grn, Darwen BB3 1PW
  • Hyndburn Leisure Centre, Henry St, Church, Accrington BB5 4EP
  • St Peters Leisure Centre, Church Street, Burnley BB11 2DL
  • Padiham Leisure Centre, Park Rd, Padiham, Burnley BB12 8ED
  • Ribblesdale Pool, Edisford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 3LA

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

Academy Itinerary

Apply to join the academy

Applications close on 3 April 2022 at 9am 

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 of one weekday evening shift (Monday-Friday 4-6pm) and one weekend shift (Saturday or Sunday 9am-1pm)

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