Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in North Yorkshire

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

Apply to join the academy

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If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. We are searching for enthusiastic trainees to start their new career with our North Yorkshire Academy partners. 

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, weekends and evenings. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres;

Brimhams Active

    • The Hydro, Jenny Field Drive, Harrogate HG1 2RP
    • Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre, Low Wath Road, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5HL
    • Knaresborough Pool, King James Road, Knaresborough HG5 8EB
    • Starbeck Baths, Spa Lane, Harrogate HG2 7JF
    • Jack Laugher Leisure and Wellness Centre, Dallamires Lane, Ripon HG4 1TT

Craven Leisure

    • Craven Leisure, 21 Gargrave Rd, Skipton BD23 1UD

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles

    • Selby Leisure Centre, Scott Rd, Selby YO8 4BL

Hambleton District Council / Zest 

    • Bedale Leisure Centre, Firby Rd, Bedale DL8 2AT
    • Northallerton Leisure Centre, Rotary Way, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2UZ
    • Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre, Chapel St, Thirsk YO7 1LU
    • Stokesley Leisure Centre TS9 5JJ

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as paid swimming teachers by one of our partners on a casual or part-time basis. Daytime lessons may be available to cover, this will vary by site. There may also be the opportunity to gain employment for the right candidates after completing the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant Course.

Academy 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.

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Application deadline 2 July 2023

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview and Meet and Greet w/c 11 July 23.

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.

Once qualified, the successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers and offered ongoing training for continual professional development.

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