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Swim Academy Instructor

Puddle Ducks is one of the UK's leading national swim schools, teaching children how to swim in a fun, engaging and unique way. Puddle Ducks swimming teachers are at the heart of what we do - delivering individually tailored lessons to small groups and able to get the best out of every child.

We're seeking an enthusiastic person to join our fantastic team of swimming instructors teaching our Swim Academy classes from 4-10 years. A passion for water, swimming and working with children is a must-have.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a reasonably competent swimmer 
  • Has or is willing to obtain STA qualifications (fully funded)
  • Is confident, friendly, flexible and reliable
  • Able to build a great rapport with children, parents, carers and team members
  • Has a passion for working with children
  • Has a valid driving licence and use of own car
  • Clean Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) paid for and conducted by Puddle Ducks


2 positions are available.  Starting hours and location 6-9 hours per week.  40 weeks of the year (term time only)

  • Monday 3:30-6pm West Parley
  • Friday 3:30-6pm West Parley
  • Sunday 9:30-1:15pm Wimborne


  • Monday 3:30-8pm in Poole
  • Thursday 4-6:30pm in West Parley
  • Sunday morning in Wimborne 8:30-12pm

In return we offer:

  • Comprehensive in-house training programme fully funded by Puddle Ducks
  • Above Industry average rates of pay
  • All lesson plans provided with access to comprehensive manuals, videos and nationwide network as well as local ongoing mentoring and support
  • Extremely rewarding career, teaching young children an essential life skill
  • Holiday pay




Qualifications you will need to undertake for this role include:

  • STA SAT lifesaving training / RLSS NRASTC (fully funded)
  • STA Award Qualification (fully funded)
  • STA Certificate Qualification (fully funded)
  • Puddle Ducks Swim Academy 2-3-day training (fully funded by Puddle Ducks)
  • In water co-teaching with experienced Puddle Ducks teacher


If you feel you have all the qualities we're looking for, we want to hear from you! Please contact us with as much detail about why you think you would be perfect for the role together with a CV.

New teacher pay rate: £16-21.25 per hour

Experienced teacher rate: £18-25.50 per hour 

If you are interested in this role, please email [email protected]

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