Why should you become a swimming instructor?

Becoming a swimming instructor can make a real difference in people's lives.  It is both fun and rewarding and you don’t even need to have a swimming background.

If you enjoy the water and love working with children, then swimming instructing could be the career for you. 

Who can become a swimming instructor?

At Swim Plus we are always looking for new swimming instructors. Swimming instructors that have a passion and patients for teaching children and adults.

  • Minimum age to become a swimming instructor is 17 years
  • No previous experience is needed

What qualifications do I need to become a swimming instructor?

Below is the qualifications that are needed to become a swimming instructor and the organisations to seek assistance from to help your gain your qualification in South Australia.

A Swimming and Water Safety Teacher accreditation

Once gained this qualification must be renewed every 3 years. There are opportunities to expand your accreditation including Infant and Preschool Aquatics, Teacher of Adults, Teacher of competitive strokes and Teacher of Aquatics-Access and Inclusion.

Active Training

Royal Lifesaving Society Australia


A CPR Certificate (HLTAID009)

This certificate must be updated annually.

First Aid Training Adelaide CBD

First Aid Pro

St Johns Ambulance SA

Working with Children Check

Anyone working or volunteering with children in South Australia by law must have this check. The WWCC needs to be updated every 5 years. You can apply for a Working with Children’s check here.


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