Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Trafford

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

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. Work hours are generally part-time; 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays, and weekends from 8:00 am – 4.00 pm. For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across the following leisure centres in the Trafford area;

  • Altrincham Leisure Centre, Oakfield Road, Altrincham, WA15 8EW
  • Sale Leisure Centre, Broad Road, Sale Manchester M33 2AL
  • Stretford Leisure Centre, Greatstone Road, Stretford Manchester M32 0ZS
  • Urmston Leisure Centre, Bowfell Road, Urmston, M41 5RR
  • Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, M31 4ES

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Trafford Leisure on a casual or part-time basis.

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 31st May 2020 and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 15th and 16th June 2020.

There will be an informal meet and greet week commencing 29th June 2020 where you will meet current swimming teachers and members of the Trafford Leisure team.

Course dates:

  • 20th to 23rd July 2020 – SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course at Stretford Leisure Centre.
  • 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September 2020 – SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course at Stretford Leisure Centre.
  • 24th to 31st October 2020 – SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course at Stretford Leisure Centre.

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