Swimming Teacher

Swimming teachers help people learn how to swim, improve their swimming skills and to exercise in water.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • teach or coach one-to-one or in groups
  • plan and deliver sessions
  • demonstrate correct swimming techniques
  • make sure safety standards are followed
  • check life-saving equipment is in working order
  • organise and supervise assistants and helpers
  • provide first aid for minor injuries or accidents

Skills and Knowledge

  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues

Industry Qualifications

You can get into this job through training with a professional body. These qualifications will allow you to teach non-swimmers, improvers and people looking to learn advanced swimming skills.

You may be able to train on the job and become qualified while you work. This would depend on your employer.

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