I believe swim teaching is a meaningful, rewarding job. You’re often a child’s first formal teacher and you can be part of helping a child feel successful in the water and learn some incredibly important skill sets. I’m writing this open letter in case you’re a person who would like to join us in this amazing industry.
I want to be able to continue to offer small and focussed lessons in our very unique outcome focussed teaching style. To do that we need to welcome a new swim teacher and we're happy to train the right person from scratch.
All of us at Little Big Swim School have trained exclusively to teach at Little Big. Our teaching methods are unique and none of us have ever taught anywhere else. If you've thought to yourself 'Damn I wish I could teach here' then we'd like to talk to you about just that.
So, who makes a good swim teacher at our school?
- Someone who understands that children develop at different rates and is keen for each child to feel successful; regardless of the speed of their progress.
- Someone who is calm and patient
- Someone who is a bit of a problem solver - when one technique doesn't work with one child, there are lots of different avenues to try.
- Someone who genuinely loves being active and is keen to help children engage with their water skills and their fitness.
- You can swim Free, Back and Breaststroke and can understand Butterfly. This sounds self-evident but sadly our industry is filled with people who teach but can't do. I don't need you to be a swimming super star, but you do need to be proficient at the technicalities of each stroke.
This gig includes a Saturday afternoon shift and some during the week gigs too. Our rosters can include the following hours.
Monday to Friday 8-1pm 3.30-6pm
How do you become a swimming teacher?
To teach children at our school you need to complete two Austswim course.
Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
Austwim Teacher of Infant and Aquatics
Each course requires 20 hours of industry training which can be done with us. After your training through Austswim you are insured and qualified to teach swimming independently. As a swim school if you are a new instructor with us our team tend to spend up to six months team teaching with you to make sure you know ALL the ropes.
The downside of working in the Aquatics Industry?
- I’m pretty sure Chlorine is my perfume!
- Seasonal work means you get a three month holiday over winter which is great but it also means you get a three month holiday from being paid.