Become a Swim Teacher

Looking for a Career that will make a difference?

Train to become a Mini Swimming Teacher!

At Mini Swimming, our passion for building a lifelong love of swimming is at the heart of what we do…

    • We want to ensure our swimmers are happy in the water. 
    • We can teach any child to swim, but a happy one will learn quicker and easier and they will have a positive association with swimming forever.  Mini Swimming is absolutely passionate about having a great teaching team
    • We are dedicated to providing training in-house alongside internationally recognized qualifications that will give you all the tools you need to become a fully qualified Swim teacher.
    • We design a program and assign each teacher a mentor to support and guide them through each and every lesson. 
    • We offer flexible teaching hours to fit around your lifestyle, you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of a work-life balance whilst teaching an incredible and important life skill.

Fantastic news – You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to get started. We will write you a personal training plan, cover the cost of your teaching qualifications & ensure you have the full training and confidence needed to take your own classes. 

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At Mini Swimming, we group our swimmers into two main categories.  Each of these categories has its own qualifications and training requirements. 

Each category we deliver fun and high-quality lessons whilst ensuring we are passing on our knowledge to the next generation of swimmers.  We write your schemes of work and lesson plans for you so you simply need to ensure you have the knowledge and passion to deliver the lesson. 

Baby and Pre-SchoolThese are parent and child classes for children aged 0 to 3.5 years

If you would like to lay the skills and foundations of a baby’s swimming journey in a really fun and enjoyable environment. This is the qualification for you

Academy In these classes, the children are in the pool on their own and are aged 3.5 to 10 years. 

What skills/attitudes do you need to be a swimming teacher?

In order to become a Mini Swimming teacher you absolutely need to have a warm, welcoming and friendly personality.  You must have a passion for swimming and teaching children.  We really do care!  You will need to have a strong work ethic and give it your very best as it is what the children deserve.  Mastering your craft will give you the skills you need to inspire the next generation of swimmers. 

What does the training involve?

Your training will involve some shadowing where you will watch what the teacher is doing, some gentle involvement of activities under the supervision of the teacher moving onto more teaching as your skills, knowledge and confidence grows. 

When will the training take place?

Training will take place in our ongoing lessons, your senior teacher will write you a training plan that will allow you to shadow and train alongside our existing teaching teams. 

How much will I get paid?

Our swimming teachers are paid depending on their knowledge and experience. We pay you for all of your pool training until you are signed off to teach independently.  You can expect to be offered £13.00-£16.00 per hour once qualified and signed off. We will then review your pay rate each 12 months. 

Your examination courses can be completed in a 3-5 day period, this can be a mixture of online, in class and in pool training.  We would also expect that you complete c30 hours of in pool training. Training time is paid. 

What does the training cost?

As the external courses for your examination are delivered through an independent training provider, the price can vary. Mini Swimming will cover the cost of your training providing a contract is signed to agree that you will work solely for us for a minimum of 12 months.  If for any reason you are unable to complete the 12 months employment.  Unless it has been previously agreed otherwise, the full cost of the course will be repayable to us by yourself. 

When would I work and how often?

We run classes 7 days a week all year (With the exception of 5 weeks holiday – Usually 1 at Easter, 2 weeks in August & 2 at Christmas).  Our Baby & Preschool classes run during the day (Usually 8.30-3.30) plus weekends.   Our Academy classes are 3.30 onwards and also weekends.

We want to allow a great work/life balance but you must remember that is the same for everybody.  This means that if you want to work 9-2 then so do most of the team.  We want to make it fair for everybody. With this in mind we would ask that if you were offered an ‘in demand shift’ then we would like you to take on an evening or weekend shift also.  

This is all dependent on what qualifications/training you have.

How do I apply?

Send your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you would like to become a Mini Swimming Teacher to