If you’re looking to make a splash into a flexible, fun and fulfilling new career, SWIM Jobs Victoria is currently looking to hire and train 280 swim teacher jobs on either a permanent part-time or full-time basis in the aquatic industry.
Best of all, becoming a swim teacher is easier than you think. Here’s the inside scoop on what a career as a swim teacher looks like, thanks to mum-of-three *Kelly, and how you can get started.
‘Becoming a swim teacher helped me find ‘me’ again’
“Like a lot of mums, when all three of my children were in school, I felt lost.” Kelly shares. She was 45 years old and had spent the past 15 years growing her family which meant basically doing whatever her kids needed.
I had found my stride in motherhood, but, in the process, had lost a little bit of myself. I started to look for work straight away but struggled to find something that would let me still be there for school drop-off, pick-up and for after-school sports.
Ironically, it was actually while I was watching my youngest daughter’s swim lesson after school that her own swim teacher suggested I look into becoming a swim teacher too. It all sounded pretty good.”
✅ Flexible hours available – great for working around school hours
✅ Fun, active environment
✅ No need to have any previous experience
✅ A ton of perks!
Prior to staying home with the kids, Kelly had done a few different things including front-desk reception and night fill at Coles.
“I’d never even considered becoming a swim teacher, but figured it wouldn’t hurt just to enquire. So I did.”
New year, New career with swim teacher jobs
To become a swim teacher, Kelly went through SWIM Jobs Victoria. It’s a program run by SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia and Jobs Victoria, designed to reinvigorate the Victorian aquatic industry post-COVID.
FUN FACT: SWIM Jobs Victoria is currently recruiting 280 swim teachers. These positions are absolutely perfect for:
- Mums 45 years +
- Victorian residents (regional and metro)
- People looking for flexible hours
- Those wanting at least 19 hours of work a week (permanent part-time)
- Would benefit from support every single step of the way (from training to moving up)
Your first step is to simply apply or register your interest. It takes five minutes and is done online.
Then you are on your way to an exciting new career path, it’s that easy! Here are a few things to expect:
1. Hourly wage, even when training
To become a swim teacher, you will need to complete a one-week intensive training course including passing a pool water confidence test.
Unlike most training courses, you will receive an hourly wage while training to become a Swim Jobs Victoria accredited Swim Teacher. You will also be paid to complete your First Aid and CPR certificates.
If you live regionally and need to stay in a hotel or drive a decent distance to get to the training, Swim Jobs Australia will cover some of the travel costs too. They will also cover any costs to get your
2. $100 shopping credit
Every swim teacher will also receive $100 to spend on swim accessories, such as bathers, rashies, towels, etc. However, you will also receive a free uniform when you start.
3. Training, support and placement throughout
Moving into a new industry can be daunting. But all swim teachers have a Jobs Victoria mentor to help them throughout the entire process, plus access to o
4. Permanent, part-time and full-time employment
After you finish your training course, you will be matched to a Victorian swim school or aquatic venue that suits you. You will need to complete on-the-job training and workplace induction with your employer which is about 20 hours.
Then it’s time to teach! Every swim school or aquatic centre is different but most swim teachers will teach children learning to swim (preschool and up), plus school-aged children and adults.
The swim teacher roles are either permanent part-time or full-time, with a minimum of 19 hours per week, which, for Kelly, has been absolutely perfect.
I work four days a week, mostly during school hours, and am able to work it around picking up and dropping off my kids. Another great thing is that the position is permanent part-time, so I also receive holiday pay and sick pay.”
5. Room to grow
6. A fulfilling, flexible and fun environment
We asked Kelly what she loves most about being a swim teacher:
“It’s a unique, fun, and rewarding career – one I feel proud to be doing every day.
Every day at work is different – every child and every class dynamic. Mostly what I love about my new job is watching shy little children become confident, comfortable and strong little fishies is more rewarding than I ever thought.
I love knowing I am making a positive impact with every little swimmer I help in the pool and that I’m part of making the next generation safe in the water.
Becoming a swim teacher helped me to find independence and something I love outside of just motherhood and something that makes me feel like ‘me’ again. I am so glad I took the leap. I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made.”
Become a swim teacher today
Make your next career move into the aquatic industry and be part of something great. It takes five minutes to register your interest and then you’re on your way to a rewarding career in the water.
This is a sponsored post for Swim Jobs Victoria
* Name has been changed.