FAQs

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  • What qualifications do I need to become a swimming instructor?

    To join our team as a swimming instructor, you’ll need to hold both ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) Level 1 & 2 and STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association) Level 1 & 2 qualifications. The ASA qualifications focus on developing your skills to teach swimming effectively, covering everything from understanding swimming strokes to communicating with pupils. The STA qualifications complement this with a strong emphasis on planning and delivering lessons, safety, and dealing with a wide range of abilities. Together, these certifications prepare you to provide high-quality swimming instruction and ensure the safety and progress of your students.

  • How does the yearly salary increase work?

    Our instructors receive an automatic yearly salary increase for the first five years, reflecting our commitment to your ongoing development and the value you bring to our team. As part of our full-time staff working 48 hours a week, split between teaching swimming and acting as a leisure attendant, we ensure that your hard work and dedication are rewarded. Additionally, we conduct a performance evaluation annually. This process helps us align our goals, discuss your career aspirations, and identify opportunities for your future development and growth within our centre.

  • What size classes will I be expected to teach?

    Class sizes at our centre vary based on the age group and skill level of the students, but they are always maintained below the national average. Our priority is to create a learning environment where each student receives the attention they need to progress. Before you start teaching a class on your own, we’ll make sure you’re fully comfortable and confident in your ability to manage the class size assigned to you. This approach ensures that both you and your students have a positive and productive experience.

  • Are there opportunities to teach different types of swimming classes?

    At present, our focus is on providing comprehensive swimming lessons that cater to a variety of skill levels, from beginners to more advanced swimmers. However, we’re excited about the expansion of our class offerings to include aquatic classes at both intensive and fun levels in the near future. These new classes will offer a broader range of teaching experiences and opportunities for our instructors. If you’re interested in diversifying your teaching portfolio and being part of this exciting expansion, we encourage you to let us know. We will provide the necessary training and support to prepare you for these new opportunities as they become available.

  • Can you tell me more about the free dental care plan and health insurance benefits?

    Starting in your third year of teaching with us, you become eligible for our free dental care plan. This benefit is designed to ensure that you have access to the best dental care without the worry of out-of-pocket expenses, covering everything from routine check-ups to necessary dental treatments.

    From your fourth year onwards, we enhance our commitment to your health by providing health insurance for you and your immediate family. This health insurance plan is comprehensive, offering peace of mind by covering a range of medical services and treatments. It’s our way of showing appreciation for your dedication and hard work, ensuring that you and your family are supported in maintaining your health.