Our vision is to get more children swimming and, in doing so, we are absolutely passionate about having great swimming teachers to give every swimmer the best experience in the water. Every swim! careers course offers the highest quality training to become a fully qualified swimming teacher or operations assistant. Our courses are nationally recognised and approved by the governing body, Swim England.
work with us
Transform your career today and make a difference to children’s lives through many of our rewarding and inspiring job roles across the UK. We have multiple different learn to swim companies to choose from.
become part of our team
Currently in the UK, one in four children are unable to swim by the time they go to secondary school. We’re here to change this. We have multiple learn to swim companies, which enables more and more families across the UK to start their childs swim journey with us! With working in the learn to swim industry, it can be a rewarding and enjoyable career choice that allows you to make a positive impact on others while staying active and developing your skills.
want a career in teaching children to swim?
The rewards are limitless. Not only do we change the lives of our swimmers, we offer life-changing job opportunities for those who come and work with us, providing access to fully funded courses and development pathways. If you want to make a difference then we are the place for you!
start your new career today!
Find out more about courses available delivered by our professional tutors. Becoming a swim teacher offers a career where you can make a difference, have career development and an enjoyable work environment. The possibilities are endless!
help children gain a life skill
Pools are closing up and down the country, meaning children have limited access to swimming facilities and children are not gaining the vital skill of learning to swim. Start a new career, join the swim! movement and change the future of the learn to swim industry.
don’t take it from us, take it from them!
Swim! has been one of my best experiences so far. I felt like part of the swim family from day 1 of the training. The teaching was clear, and the tutors provided all the support I needed as well as understanding what was achievable for me during a day due to other commitments. They took on feedback and are amazing and I would definitely recommend the course and working at swim!Ellyn
Really enjoyed the swim teaching programme. The tutors are great made sure you knew everything and made the lessons fun and enjoyable. This course really helped to build my confidence in teaching kids. They also give you the opportunity to get extra qualifications such as teaching babies and adults which is really great.Faith
I’ve just completed my training, and I have nothing but positive things to say about the process. From applying to qualifying, the trainers were so knowledgeable, helpful and supportive throughout. I feel super confident heading into this next chapter of my life and it’s all thanks to them!Charley
The training course provided by Swim! is a great opportunity to learn and develop. The course allows you to learn a vital and life saving skill which can be used at Swim! and throughout your career. This opportunity allows you to learn both theory and practical through each stage. The course has widely broadened my skill set and taught me everything I need to be able to teach this life saving skill at all different stages from newborn to adulthood. As a Swim! teacher the reward of being able to see hands on everyone succeed and learn this vital skill is an amazing achievement and one I am proud to be a part of.Josh
frequently asked questions
We want individuals to use their new teaching skills as soon as possible and get immersed in lessons and get straight into employment, therefore we combine the Swim England Qualifications Level 1 Swimming (Assistant) and Level 2 Swimming (Teacher) qualifications together for a fantastic price of £995
The cost can be spread over the duration of your course, with a 20% deposit and full payment required 30 days after the final lesson.
We do offer courses just for those wanting a small, first step with just a Level 1 Swimming (assistant) course at £395 and for those who already have Level 1 and want to upskill, you can also complete Level 2 for £695.
We also offer lots of internal training for those starting their swim! career with us at swim! including baby and early years, adult teaching, lifesaving, first aid and more!
Yes. You need to be at least 16 years old before the first day of all our courses. Be confident to stand and move in water and able to swim – even if it’s only a little way!
If you want to join our Swim England Level 2 course, you will need to hold a Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teacher) or an Swim England Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics (or equivalent qualification) certificated after 1994.
The Swim England Level 1 Swimming (Assistant) Course is really practical and designed to teach you all the skills you need to work under the direct supervision of a fully qualified teacher, helping and supporting with learn to swim lessons for 3 year olds and older.
The Level 2 Swimming Teacher Course provides you with the industry standard to work as a fully qualified swimming teacher and be able to teach learn to swim lessons as the lead teacher, responsible for planning, great delivery and continued evaluation. Our course integrates swim! Tutors top tips on how to deliver fun and high quality lessons whilst ensuring you are delivering great swimming lessons.
Our courses are flexible, adaptable and designed to be delivered around busy lives! We run a blended programme of virtual interactive lessons online, with a home study digital classroom, connected with live practical experience in one of our many venues shadowing, assisting and eventually leading your own lessons. All with dedicated support and mentoring by one of our experienced swim! tutors.
We also run some courses with more face-to-face learning at a venue for those who want to get qualified through a more intensive and practical programme.
We’re constantly expanding our course programme, so please check the website to find all the live courses we have available. Alternatively, use the enquiry form to tell us where you are based and that you are interested in doing a training course with us too.
Our swim! tutors are carefully selected and experienced to be able to create a great learning environment for all people on the course. We understand that people learn at different rates and have different needs so our team and courses will ensure we find out how best you learn and our tutors will adapt the courses to suit your needs. Please contact us further if you are worried about this prior to booking onto a course.
Yes, we are in a unique position to help you find work once you have qualified as we run our own Learn to Swim programmes. We have some amazing venues and programmes in over 50 locations across the UK. We are growing every day and are always on the look out for best in class people to join our team!
You will not need a DBS to attend the course, as you will be under the direct supervision of our expert swim! tutors, however you will need one before you start any employment. Speak to your current or future employer to arrange this for you so you can get started as soon as you get your qualifications
We pride ourselves in the highest quality training and assessment, so all our courses once completed undertake a quality assurance process. Once this process is complete around 28 days after your completion, swim! careers will claim your digital certificate from the awarding organisation and email this over to you as soon as we receive it! The whole process can last 4-6 weeks.
All Swim England qualifications remain valid with no expiry date.
Some of our other qualifications require revalidation and reassessment and all this will be covered on the relevant course programmes.
Continue to watch our website for future opportunities to help further develop your knowledge and skills.