Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Wigan

As part of our academy, we are looking to train swimming teachers for Ashton Leisure Centre, Hindley Leisure Centre and Pool, Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Leigh Sports Village and Wigan Life Centre.

Applications are now closed

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 Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming courses.

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 equipt to teach.

Teaching Swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays, and weekend mornings from 8:00 am – 2.00 pm. Currently, there are contracts ranging from 15hr, 22hr, and 37hr available for appropriate candidates.

For these roles, there may be an opportunity to work across several leisure centres, including:

  • Ashton Leisure Centre, Old Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9TP
  • Hindley Leisure Centre and Pool, Mornington Rd, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 4LG
  • Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Eckersley Fold Ln, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0PJ
  • Leigh Sports Village, Leigh Sports Stadium, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY
  • Wigan Life Centre, College Ave, Wigan, Manchester, WN1 1NJ

Once qualified, the successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles.

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

Interested in applying?

Applications for our programme in Wigan are now closed. The application deadline was Sunday 21st July.

After shortlisting we will be doing telephone interviews at the end of July.

Course itinerary:

  • Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)
  • Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming
    • After their Level 1 course, trainees will have a volunteer placement and be enrolled on their Level 2 course.