Apply to join our Academy in Somerset and Devon

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Bridgwater, Somerset and South Molton, Devon.

Apply to join the academy

1610 logoIf 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 1610.

Apply now to start your journey to becoming a swimming teacher!

Our academy gives you 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 e-learning.

In between the courses, there is a period of volunteering with a potential employer to gain practical experience. Trainees also benefit from e-learning 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 and there is a variety of hours available across weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Once qualified, successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by 1610. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres:

  • Trinity Sports and Leisure, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7PL
  • South Molton Pool, Mill Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4AS

1610 are looking for trainees who:

  • Inspire everyone to move better and stay safer in the water.
  • Be flexible to work evenings and weekends
  • Enjoy working with adults and children
  • Have a passion for sports and physical activity
  • Have a natural aptitude for customer service
  • Are flexible to work evenings and weekends
  • Are willing to attend staff meetings, training opportunities and team development events
  • Are keen to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Keep good records of your pupils’ progress

Find out more about 1610, their vision and values here.

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 18th June 2021.

Apply to join the academy

Interviews will be taking place via Zoom.

There will be an informal meet and greet with the team at 1610 during the week starting 24th June 2021. This may be online depending on Covid-19 restrictions.

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

Once you have joined the Academy, you will commence your swimming teacher journey, starting with the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course. You will have approximately 5 hours worth of e-learning to complete for the theory elements of your qualification. The specialist e-learning is split into bite-sized pieces, so you don’t have to do it all in one go. This means you can work through the course online at home, at your own pace. Once you have completed the theoretical elements you will then go on to a scheduled practical assessment.

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