Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Thetford

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

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 and free access to our introduction to swimming strokes online CPDs.

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.

The swimming lessons scheme operates 50-weeks of the year, with lessons currently operating on the following days and times:-

  • Monday 9.15-11.15 am, 1-1.30 pm, 4-6.30 pm
  • Tuesday 9.15-11.15 am & 4-8 pm
  • Thursday, 4-6.30 pm
  • Friday 9-10am, 1-1.30 pm & 4-7 pm
  • Saturday 8 am-12 pm
  • Sunday 9-10.30am

Candidates should state on their application which of the above hours they are available to work. Additional hours may also become available at a later date for school swimming lessons. We are looking for candidates who can commit to as little as 2 hours/week with the flexibility to pick up additional cover.

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

  • Breckland Waterworld, Croxton Road, Thetford IP24 1JD

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 24th May 2020 and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 2nd June  2020

There will be an informal meet and greet on TBC, where you will meet current swimming teachers and members of Lex leisure.

Course dates:

  •  SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course dates – 24th, 25th, 31st July and 1st August 2020
  •  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course dates – 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th October 2020 at Beckland Waterworld.

*Please note other course dates maybe available*

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