Swimming Teacher

Salary: £13 - £15 per hour

Becky Adlington's SwimStars are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and organised swimming teachers to join our learn to swim programme, delivered at centres across the UK. This is a key part of the expansion of Becky Adlington's SwimStars, and the mission to help all children learn to swim at least 25m before leaving primary school. Your primary role will be to teach people of all ages and abilities to develop swimming skills, technique and confidence in the water. 

Main Duties:

  • To plan and deliver lessons ensuring adherence to the scheme of work and lesson plans
  • Integration of our Learn to Swim programme reward schemes into your classes
  • Ensure safe provision of all equipment and ensure it is used correctly
  • Make sure safety standards are followed in sessions and undertake risk assessments
  • Identify participants’ abilities and encourage them to reach their full potential
  • Plan and deliver sessions appropriate to the level of swimmer
  • Provide explanations and demonstrate swimming techniques
  • Correct faults in swimming techniques and identify ways to improve performance
  • To be a positive role model, creating a positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage children and adults to participate in swimming
  • Set ground rules for each session
  • Evaluate sessions and give feedback
  • Regularly assess each participant’s ability and progress and arrange for the award of the appropriate certificates using our online portal
  • To attend regular meetings with the Coordinator as and when necessary
  • To agree to abide by a code of conduct and carry out duties in accordance with BASS and site policies, including equal opportunities, safeguarding children, health and safety at work, etc.


  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude towards swimming
  • Good communicator
  • The ability to inspire confidence and motivate swimmers
  • Perseverance and patience
  • The ability to encourage people and put them at ease
  • An understanding of how to differentiate in a teaching session
  • Ideally the candidate will hold a valid National Reach Rescue Award / Pool Attendant Qualification or National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
  • Professional, punctual and well-organised person responsible for the implementation, development and organisation of swimming classes
  • Flexibility to work weekdays, evenings and weekends

Additional Requirements:

Enhanced DBS checked

Level 2 Swimming Teacher or equivalent

To apply please contact emily@thesportinghouse.co.uk