Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Suffolk

As part of our Academy, we we are looking to train up swimming teachers in the Suffolk area with Abbeycroft Leisure.

Apply to join the academy

Abbeycroft logoIf you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role with Abbeycroft Leisure then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

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

How does the academy work:

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 and contracts available across weekdays and weekends. Learn to swim lessons typically run between weekday evenings and 8am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday (exact times will vary depending on site/ region)

Above all, we ask that you are passionate about teaching and swimming and are able to demonstrate this with all tasks given to you.

Following the successful completion of training, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres;

  • Newmarket Leisure Centre, CB8 0EA
  • Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, IP33 3YE
  • Hadleigh Pool & Leisure, Stonehouse Rd, IP7 5BH
  • Haverhill Leisure Centre, CB9 0ER
  • Kingfisher Leisure Centre CO10 2SU
  • Mildenhall Hub IP28 7JX

Application Itinerary

Applications 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

Successful candidates will be invited to a meet and greet session which will take place on 1 May 2023 and an interview will follow on 2 May 2023.

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.