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Dip your toes into your first job

Becoming a swim instructor, is one of the most rewarding and fun first jobs you can do!

Sun, 19 Mar 2023,
posted by City of Sydney

Taking that first step into the workforce is a big milestone in your working career.

Typically when you think of a first job, people usually think of working in a café, supermarket or retail store.

But before you start polishing up your resume, it is important to consider other factors that relate to your first job - the experience you will gain, opportunities for advancement, the extra benefits you receive and what the work environment is like.

A swimming or learn to swim (LTS) instructor is a role that most teenagers don’t even think about, but there are some great benefits which a lot of typical first jobs don’t offer:

  • You can start from 16 years of age
  • Flexible working hours (short shifts, weekends and afternoons)
  • Free access to pools and gyms outside of working hours
  • Every day is different, you will never be bored
  • We'll cover all training costs required to become a fully certified swim teacher (valued over $500).
  • Unique opportunities to kick-start or progress your career from a young age

It is not only a rewarding job; it also looks great on your resume. Swimming Teaching is a job you can continue through school, university and beyond.

John Bladon - Director of Swimming

Best of all, you provide both children and adults with one of the most important life skills they can have.

There is nothing quite like seeing a smile on the face of a child having fun in the water as they grow in confidence.

Being a swim teacher is one of the most rewarding and fun jobs you can have. So when you thinking about what you should do for your first job, take the plunge and become a swim instructor today.

Apply today