Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Stockton-on-Tees

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers across Stockton-on-Tees

Apply to join the academy

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

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 CPDs 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; 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays, and weekends from 8:00 am to 4.00 pm. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres in the Stockton-on-Tees area;

  • Billingham Forum, Town Centre, The Causeway, Billingham, TS23 2LJ
  • IB Leisure, Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 5BL
  • Splash, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TY
  • Thornaby Pool, Thornaby Road, Thornaby, TS17 8AA

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Tees Active on a casual or part-time basis.

Tees Active

Tees Active is a charitable leisure trust that invests ‘every single penny’ of profit into providing a variety of exciting and rewarding leisure activities to enable the local community to lead a healthier, happier and more active life.

Based in the community our modern facilities, including state-of-the-art fitness clubs, an international standard white water centre and the North East’s leading Ice Arena provide the perfect environment for Tees Active to promote physical activity with the aim of inspiring active lifestyles, improving health and wellbeing and building stronger communities.

With over 250 employees Tees Active are committed to workforce training and personal development and the successful candidate will apply their knowledge, experience and training to play an integral part in the future success of Tees Active


In return, you will be rewarded with excellent Company benefits including:
• Free Swimming and Gym membership and discounted class rates
• Pension Scheme including employer contributions
• Bespoke professional training and development
• Employee benefits package via Westfield Health
• An opportunity to work alongside a dynamic and diverse professional team
• Discounts on outdoor items from our North Shore shop.

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 15th December 2020.

There will be an informal meet and greet – Date to be confirmed

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

Upon acceptance on to the Recruitment Academy, you will commence your swimming teacher journey, starting with the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant course. You will have approximately 5 hours worth of e-learning to complete for the theory elements of your SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching). 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.

Course dates:

  • Level 1 course – Starting December/January (practical dates to be confirmed)
  • Level 2 course – TBC

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