Your guide to getting qualified and starting your career as a Swimming Teacher
A recent survey of Institute of Swimming members found that 96% of swimming teachers love their job. We see people from a range of backgrounds training to become swimming teachers and will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed.
To become a fully qualified Swimming Teacher you will need an SEQ Level 1 and Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification.
If you have no previous experience and are over 16 you can start your swimming career with the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course before completing the SEQ Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification.
If you have previous work experience or wish to fast-track your career you can opt for the Combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant and Level 2 Teaching Swimming course.
You can become a swimming teacher with little or no experience of teaching or swimming, your SEQ Level 1 and 2 Swimming Teacher qualifications can provide you with all the knowledge, skills and experience you need.
Once qualified a variety of career routes are open to you such as teaching preschool swimming, school swimming, coaching, swim coordinator or manager, owning your own swim school or specialist swimming teacher roles. The profession is ideal for a variety of people including students looking to fit in work around their studies.
Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher.
Builds on the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification, giving you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons.
This combined course enables anyone with experience supporting swimming lessons to complete the theoretical elements of both SEQ Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications side by side.
Bronwen, 69, has worked as a part time swimming teacher at Mytime’s The Spa at Beckenham for the last three and a half years. Here she explains how she rediscovered her love of swimming, and balances her swimming teaching job alongside a city corporate role. Bronwen says: “When I was young, I used to love to swim and would participate in as many galas as I could. However, regrettably that all stopped when real life got in the way. Work,
Bethany, 21, is mid-way through her SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming Qualification. Here she explains how being a swimming teaching assistant has helped with her studies and how she will be using her Level Two Qualification to continue her formal education. Bethany says: “I’ve always loved swimming and as a child I was given ‘free’ swimming lessons from trainee swimming teachers whilst they were studying for their qualifications. I
Katrice shares with us her swimming journey and the efforts she is taking to make swimming more inclusive and diverse. Katrice Rodrigues, 40, works for the Institute of Swimming as a Swim England Tutor, training new swimming teachers up and down the country. Here, Katrice shares with us her swimming journey and the efforts she is taking to make swimming more inclusive and diverse. Katrice says: “Swimming has always been part of my life. I
Elliott, has been a swimming teacher for 12 years, swimming coach for 5 years, and now owns Heathfield Swim School and Swim Stars South East. Elliott explains how he went from being scared of the water to building a full-time career in teaching and coaching swimming. Elliott used to have a fear of swimming at a young age, however, throughout his childhood his confidence in the water grew. He participated in swimming lessons and completed all
Lucy, 48, has been a swimming teacher for the last 12 years, owning her own swim school, The Grange Farm Swim School. Lucy explains how her love of swimming helped develop her business after a career change. Lucy has always been involved in swimming; as a teenager she was a competitive club swimmer, winning awards for her county and nationally. She went on to swim for the University of Nottingham. On graduating, Lucy worked as an investment
Looking for the perfect part time student job - have you considered teaching swimming? Looking for a well-paid, flexible, part time job to help support your lifestyle whilst at college or University, with no late nights or drunk customers? Teaching swimming offers all of this and you don’t even have to be a great swimmer! The Institute of Swimming is actively looking for students to become swimming teachers in a bid to solve the national