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Swimming Instructor

Teach people of all ages how to swim using advanced understanding of swimming techniques and aquatic safety.

What's it like to be a Swimming Instructor?

Swimming Instructors help people of all ages learn to swim and instruct them on matters of water safety. They are trained in aquatic safety, survival and rescue skills and are proficient swimmers, usually capable of swimming at least 25 metres in any given swimming stroke. They often work with children, teaching them water familiarisation, buoyancy techniques and safe diving techniques.

Swimming Instructor

Tasks and duties

  • Teaching people of all ages how to swim, basic swimming strokes and water safety.
  • Planning and implementing teaching strategies, gathering basic documentation to support and reinforce in-person training.
  • Teaching principles of movement in water.
  • Teaching basic aquatic survival and rescue skills.
  • Developing water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility in children and people of all ages.
  • Teaching safer diving skills.
  • Supporting efficient stroke development.
  • Supervising public swimming pools and group swimming sessions.
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Swimming Instructors work in a range of settings such as public pools and aquatic centres, at holiday camps and in educational departments. They may also provide private tuition in residential homes.

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Swimming Instructors must complete formal training. A current CPR certificate and a Working with Children check is also required.

  1. Be at least 16 years old with a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.
  2. Hold a current CPR certificate issued by a Registered Training Organisation.
  3. Hold a current Working with Children check or equivalent. Licensing is mandatory for anyone engaging, or intending to engage in child-related work as an employee or volunteer with children under the age of 18.
  4. Achieve a Statement of Attainment with the Swimming and Water Safety Teacher (SISSS00112) skill set through a Registered Training Organisation.

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Latest Swimming Instructor reviews

Latest reviews from 50 Swimming Instructors surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Swim Teaching is exhausting but rewarding
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Swimming of Teacher and Water Safety
The good things
Swim Instructing is a very rewarding career in Australia given the ocean and beach culture. You not only teach people about water safety and stroke technique, but how to enjoy the water! Students can ...
The challenges
Swim Instructing can be extremely challenging in large classes. It can be difficult to accommodate for everyone's needs as the same time, and given the short duration of the class you don't always hav...
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Nov 2018
Swimming Instructors have a hard job but also need patience as every child learns differently
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Administration
The good things
I love my job as as a swimming instructor, I get to achieve a life saving skill to young children and give them a smile on their face when they have accomplished a skill.. best feeling ever..
The challenges
I have an amazing leader and is always giving us opportunities to learn in helping children with special needs so they have enjoyment also in learning to swim and survive
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