How To Become an Instructor
In addition to strong swimming skills, qualified applicants will have:
- Teaching experience (preferably, but not necessarily, swimming-related)
- Experience working with children
- Experience working with persons with disabilities
Because SWAM is a non-certificate program, possession of valid certifications (such as NLS or WSI) is not a formal requirement to becoming an instructor (although it is a strong asset). A fully certified lifeguard is always on duty during lessons.
NEW FOR 2018-2019 SEASON! - ALL INSTRUCTORS MUST HAVE A VALID POLICE CHECK DONE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF LESSONS (https://policechecks.kpf.ca/). PLEASE UPLOAD ALL POLICE CHECKS HERE: https://goo.gl/rx6jiz.
REGISTER TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR HERE: https://goo.gl/exwTpA
“I love the casual and comfortable environment that SwimAbility provides. We are a team who not only supports one another, but also the children and the families we meet. It is a time full of fun and learning for both the swimmers and the instructors.”
“I’m a fairly new instructor with SwimAbility and I love it. It’s a great way to help out the community and get to know some amazing kids. The people I work with are all so nice and helpful and between them and the enthusiastic kids every minute of it is a blast. There’s no feeling that compares to when one of the sweet kids gets excited because they learned a new skill or are doing something they love.”