Swimming Instructor Courses

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What does a Swimming Instructor do?

A Swimming Instructor provides instruction and coaching to people learning to swim. You’ll work with swimmers of all abilities from young children learning water safety to older students developing their swimming techniques. You might provide advice on improving stroke technique or increasing speed and you may organise for clients to enter swimming competitions.

Swimming Instructors should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to understand the individual needs of their clients. You should have a thorough knowledge of the sport and be able to analyse swimmer techniques and come up with solutions to performance issues. Swimming Instructors should be good communicators and be able to liaise with clients from a range of backgrounds.

Swimming Instructor Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Swimming Instructor.

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How much does a Swimming Instructor earn?

In Australia, a full time Swimming Instructor generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Swimming Instructor?

This industry has seen strong employment growth in recent years. There are currently 12,300 people working as a Swimming Instructor in Australia compared to 10,300 five years ago. Swimming Instructors may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Swimming Instructor?

If you’re interested in a career as a Swimming Instructor, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Sports Coaching. This course will allow you to train athletes to an advanced level and prepare them for swimming tournaments. You could also consider a Certificate II or III in Sport and Recreation.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within community recreation and sport coaching. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.