Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Torbay

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Paignton

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. Work hours are generally part-time; 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays, and weekends from 8:00 am – 4.00 pm.

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

  • Torbay Leisure Centre, Penwill Way, Clennon Valley, Paignton, TQ4 5JR

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 31st May 2020 and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 9th June 2020.

There will be an informal meet and greet (Date TBC) at Torbay Leisure Centre where you will meet current swimming teachers and members of Lex leisure.

Course dates:

  •  SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course dates – July 2020
  •  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course dates – August 2020

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