Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in South Bristol and Backwell

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Knowle, South East Bristol, and Backwell, North Somerset, in partnership with Legacy Leisure and Lex Leisure.

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.

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

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?


Parkwood is looking to recruit a diverse community-based workforce to help meet the local demand for learn-to-swim programmes and is looking for aspiring swimming teachers who recognise the importance of learning this valuable lifesaving skill and have a passion for teaching others. Although you do not need to be a strong swimmer, you should have a basic level of water confidence.

Following successful completion of the programme, there will be the opportunity to work at one of the following centres:

Once qualified, successful trainees will be employed as paid swimming teachers on a casual or part-time basis. Hourly rates vary from £15.23 to £17 per hour. Employment is subject to passing an enhanced DBS check.

Application Itinerary

This academy has now closed. Please register your interest for future academies here.

Apply to join the academy

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisted applicants can learn more about the job at an interview and informal virtual meet and greet session w/c 13 June 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.

If you have any questions before applying you can contact us at [email protected].