Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Thatcham

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers across Berkshire

Apply to join the academy

Would you like to become a swimming teacher? The academy allows aspiring teachers to receive part-funded training, mentoring, and be matched with an employer.

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

The academy gives trainee teachers 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 which includes free access to £100 worth of 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, you will need to be flexible, reliable, and able to work various hours. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals who can succeed in maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for our customers and colleagues.

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Legacy Leisure on a casual or part-time basis working at;

  • Kennet Leisure Centre, Stoney Lane, Thatcham RG19 4LJ
  • Willink Leisure Centre, Hollybush Lane, Burghfield Common, Reading RG7 3XP
  • Northcroft Leisure Centre, Northcroft Lane, Newbury RG14 1RS

Current hours available (specific to Northcroft);

  • Tuesday 1600-1730
  • Wednesday 1600-1730
  • Friday 1600-1730
  • Saturday 0800-1000

*Other hours may be available within the 3 leisure centres*

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 20th September 2020.

Course dates:

  •  SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course dates -TBC
  •  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course dates – TBC

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