Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Gedling

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

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 Gedling area;

  • Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, Coningswath Rd, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 3SH
  • Arnold Leisure Centre, High St, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EE
  • Calverton Leisure Centre, Flatts Ln, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6JZ

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Gedling Borough Council on a casual or part-time basis.

To be part of the academy you will undertake the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification with Gedling Borough Council and must be able to;

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 1st May 2020 and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 11th May 2020.

There will be an informal meet and greet where you will meet current swimming teachers and members of the Gedling Borough Council, this date is TBC.

Course dates:

  •  SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course dates TBC
  •  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course dates TBC

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