Help people develop swimming skills and techniques, and to exercise in water.

Day-to-Day Activities

  • teaching or coaching one-to-one or in groups
  • planning and delivering sessions
  • demonstrating swimming techniques, correcting faults and identifying ways to improve performance
  • handing out certificates and badges for successful completion of a level
  • making sure safety standards are followed
  • checking life-saving equipment is in working order
  • organising and supervising assistants and helpers
  • doing administrative duties for class bookings and payment
  • offering basic first aid.

You’ll also support your swimmers by attending events and competitions.

Technology Skills

  • Data base user interface and query software: e.g. Online registration software
  • Web page creation and editing software: e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Electronic mail software: e.g. Google Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo! Email
  • Video creation and editing software: e.g. YouTube
  • Office suite software: e.g. Corel Office Suite, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office,

Employment Prospects

  • New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

Working Environment

  • Evenings
  • Part-Time
  • Throughout the UK
  • Weekends & Public Holidays
  • Young People & Children

Route to Employment

Other Information

You can qualify as a swimming teacher by doing Level 1 and Level 2 teaching qualifications awarded by Swim England or the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA). These qualifications will allow you to teach non-swimmers, improvers and people looking to learn advanced swimming skills.

Employability Skills Needed

Employability Skills Key:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation & Time Management
  • Analytical Skills
  • Judgment & Decision Making

Interests Needed

Interests Key:

  • Social
  • Realistic
  • Enterprising

Knowledge Needed

Knowledge Key:

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Administration and Management
  • Communications and Media
  • Clerical
  • Public Safety and Security

Abilities Needed

Abilities Key:

  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Fluency of Ideas
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Information Ordering
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Originality

Work Styles Needed

Work Styles Key:

  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence
  • Leadership

Technology Experience Needed

Technology Key:

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Web page creation and editing software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Video creation and editing software
  • Office suite software

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