Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in North Devon

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe in partnership with Lex Leisure.

Academy now closed

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

The academy allows aspiring swimming teachers to receive all their training for only £85. It includes mentoring to support your development, and you’ll be matched with an employer.

What’s included?


Teaching Swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time including weekday evenings and weekends.

For these roles, there may be the opportunity to work at the following leisure centres:

Tarka Leisure Centre, Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 2AS
Ilfracombe Leisure Centre, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9QG

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Lex Leisure. A DBS check will be required prior to volunteer hours.

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.

Shortlisted applicants will be given the opportunity to find out more about the job at an informal virtual meet and greet session and interview.

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.

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