Become a swim teacher with Brio Leisure

Shape lives in the pool and beyond with Brio Leisure’s transformative Swim Teacher and Rising Stars programme.


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A flexible career that suits you

Participants in our Swim Teacher Training Academy can enjoy flexible working hours tailored to your lifestyle.

Full training & support

On both programmes, you’ll get real world experience of swim teaching and extensive training and mentorship from seasoned professionals.

Become a professional swim teacher

Starting as a volunteer, your clear and guided path will then progress onto a SEQ Level 1 Assistant course and follow up with a SEQ Level 2 Teaching qualification.

Make a splash & become a professional in our Swim Teacher Academy

Take the next step in your career

Open to anyone aged 16 and over, the Swim Teacher Academy gives individuals, including students, career changers or parents/carers a chance to learn new skills, make a difference in their community and with a flexible schedule.

What you’ll be doing:

Progress from a volunteer to a SEQ Level 1 Assistant before completing your SEQ Level 2 Teaching qualification.

Get funding for all training courses and receive ongoing training and support as you progress.

Get flexible hours that suit you, including day, evening and weekend shifts. It’s totally up to you.

Learn new skills, gain experience & make a difference with Rising Stars

Get started on your swim teacher pathway

If you’re aged 14-16, join Brio Leisure’s Rising Stars to volunteer, learn vital skills and inspire your community through real world swimming teaching experience.

What you’ll be doing:

Volunteering & assisting swimming lessons with guidance from experienced swimming teachers.

Get ongoing support and training from qualified professionals.

Once you’re aged 16 and have completed a minimum of 20 hours over 12 months, you’ll be eligible to join our Swim Teacher Academy.

The pathway: from volunteer to a professional swim teacher

Here’s how you could progress from our Rising Stars, to Swim Teacher Academy and become a fully qualified swimming teacher:

Step 1: Swim Helper

Complete at least 20 volunteer hours within a 12 month period.

Step 2: SEQ Level 1

Become a swimming assistant & complete 40 hours within 6 months to make it to level 2.

Step 3: SEQ Level 2

Once you’ve completed your level 2, you’ll be a qualified swimming teacher.

Step 4: Swimming Teacher

You did it! You’re now a professional swim teacher & ready to teach a minimum of 1 shift per week (min of 2 hours) with Brio Leisure.

Yes, sign me up for the Rising Stars or Swim Teacher Academy