Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Stoke on Trent

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Stoke on Trent in partnership with Lex Leisure.

Apply to join the academy

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.

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 are 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 for Lex Leisure at one of the following centres:

Once qualified, successful trainees will be employed as paid swimming teachers by Lex Leisure on a casual or part-time basis. Employment is subject to passing an enhanced DBS check.

Application 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.

Apply to join the academy

Shortlisted applicants will be given the opportunity to find out more about the job at an interview and informal virtual meet and greet session w/c 10 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.

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