Apply to join our Disabled Swimming Teacher Academy in Manchester

This Academy focuses on increasing the number of disabled people teaching swimming. It is part of the Manchester Para Swimming World Championships Social Impact Legacy and provides funded training, tailored support and a rewarding career.

Academy now closed

Disabled Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Manchester

As part of the Para Swimming World Championship legacy in Manchester, we are launching a swimming teacher recruitment academy with a specific focus on increasing the number of disabled people in teaching.

We are committed to breaking down barriers and empowering disabled people and those with long term health conditions to receive training to become qualified swimming teachers for £85, compared to the usual training cost of over £1000.

We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to excel and make a difference in the world of swimming teaching. We recognise the value of lived experience that disabled teachers can bring to the poolside.

How does the academy work?

As a participant in our Academy, you will receive fully-funded training which includes:


The Disabled Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy is a unique programme offering a tailored approach to training. We understand that each person’s journey is unique, and we are dedicated to providing reasonable adjustments and support to ensure your success. Our experienced tutors will work closely with you, adapting teaching methods to suit your specific needs and abilities.

Following the successful completion of the programme there will be the opportunity to work at the following pools:

Teaching hours will generally be weekdays evenings, and weekends. Times will vary by site and there may be an opportunity for additional school/daytime hours.

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as paid swimming teachers on a casual or 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 an informal meet and greet will occur shortly after the application closes.

You don’t need any prior qualifications to apply as you will be supported through your training.

If you have any questions before applying, check out our FAQs or contact us at


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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