Kingswim Careers

Working at Kingswim is so much more than a job. You can make a long-lasting impact on children, families, and the community while learning valuable leadership skills – laying the foundations of your career.

A job at Kingswim is flexible and fun – balance your lifestyle with a vibrant and supportive team of people who care about you.

Careers

There are a variety of immediate start job opportunities at Kingswim:

Swimming Teachers

Our swimming instructors are energetic and engaging teachers with a passion for water safety, in the pool educating little ones how to swim

Supervisors and Receptionists

Our supervisors and receptionists are around the pool but out of the water – making sure everyone is safe, that the programs are running to plan, and that every family is greeted with a smile

Centre Managers

Our centre managers are the leaders in each Kingswim centre. Alongside our Assistant Managers they are responsible for growing our business and customer base as well as building high-performance teams with a focus on people and “the little things” that make the Kingswim program so special.

Customer care and centre support

Our customer care and centre support people play a vital role in the Kingswim team – keeping our customers happy by assisting with enquiries through our centralised customer service contact centre, and providing overall support for our teams in-centre

Anyone can apply for a role at Kingswim. We’re looking for energetic, engaging and warm people with a passion for the safety, well-being and education of children.

Our roles are a great opportunity for:

  • High school students (16 and above) looking for their first job
  • University and TAFE students who want flexible, practical, real-world experience
  • Parents looking for a flexible, family-friendly role
  • People wanting a career change
  • People looking to progress into coaching
  • Freelancers wanting extra work, stability and fulfilment

Kingswim provides all the training required to become a qualified swimming instructor, with our training program accredited by the national body Swim Australia. For those applying to be a swimming teacher, you’ll need to have a current CPR certificate and a relevant state based working with children clearance before you start.

You can also do a shadow shift before starting any training to see if it’s the job for you!

At Kingswim, we offer a family and study friendly work environment with passionate and engaging teams across each of our centres.

This includes:

Flexible Hours Available

There are jobs available for weekday mornings and afternoons, as well as weekend mornings

Swimming Teacher Courses and Qualification

The high quality Kingswim training program provides you with all the training required to become a qualified swim teacher. (Training course fees apply). Our comprehensive swim teacher program gives you an industry approved certification and is accredited by Swim Australia.

Further specialised training

You can go on to specialized in teaching infants and advanced strokes

Free uniform

All Kingswim staff receive free uniforms (for swimming teachers, this also includes a rash vest – so you don’t have to get into the pool in just your bathers!)

Career progression

We support staff development so that there’s a pathway to supervising, coaching, centre management and beyond

People matter to us

At Kingswim, people matter to us. Whether it’s the people we work with, the people who entrust us with their kids, or the little people we teach, we not only provide a service, we create a community. In every interaction, every smile, every helping hand, we’re building something bigger than ourselves. If people matter to you too – we’d love to hear from you!

How to apply

View our current opportunites and apply online:

About Kingswim

Kingswim is a brand of the trusted not-for-profit YMCA. Our Swim Instructors teach more than 25,000 kids each week to be competent and safe in and around the water. Employing over 600 staff, Kingswim operates 20 Learn to Swim Centres across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast.

Swimming Teacher Job FAQ’s

I don’t currently hold a swim teaching qualification – can I apply?  answer-icon

Yes! We take the hassle out of training to make your transition into Swim Teaching as smooth as possible. Unlike other training providers, Kingswim provides in-house training at a lower cost than other registered training providers that includes:

  • A two-day learn to swim training program, facilitated by Kingswim staff and accredited by Swim Australia.
  • You’ll get hands-on experience during your 20 shadow hours with one of our friendly qualified Swimming Teachers.
  • And we’ll teach you the proven Kingswim method, so you can begin your Swim Teaching career with confidence!

The completion of the course and subsequent accumulative training hours will result in a nationally- and internationally-recognised Swim Australia qualification.

I already have a swim teaching qualification – can I start straight away?answer-icon

Suitable candidates who already hold a valid swim teaching qualification will still be required to attend the Kingswim training program, but at no cost to the candidate. You’ll do some shadow hours and be signed off as a Kingswim teacher.

What’s the process when I apply for a job?answer-icon

If you’re shortlisted for a swim teaching role, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview conducted by the Centre Management team with the assistance of other centre staff. If you progress further, you will be required to submit information and documentation as part of an external background check. If your police, working rights and reference checks come back clear, you will receive an invitation to our Kingswim training.

The two-day intensive Kingswim training program (affectionately referred to as “Boot Camp”) is an important step for all Kingswim teachers, regardless of whether you already hold a swim teaching qualification or not. At this training, you will learn the Kingswim method of learn-to-swim teaching.

Before, during and after this training, you will also be required to complete 20 hours of cumulative training (under the supervision of an experienced swim teacher) to be signed off as ‘ready to teach’ and to receive your qualification. Our Centre Managers are experts in the accreditation process and can guide you through every step of the journey to receive your qualification.

Can I apply for roles or teach at multiple Kingswim centres?answer-icon

Yes, you can apply for a role and teach at more than one Kingswim centre but for the purposes of recruitment only one centre will manage the process of interviewing, training and on boarding.

What type of shifts are available?answer-icon

Kingswim programs primarily run at the following times:

  • Weekday morning shifts (which can run anywhere from 8:30am until 12pm)
  • Weekday afternoon shifts (which can run anywhere from 3:30pm until 7:30pm)
  • Weekend morning shifts (which can run anywhere from 7:30am until 1:00pm)

While many of our centres run through the week, some Kingswim centres have restricted programs during the week. Seasonal opportunities also exist to assist with school swimming during the day.

In-water shifts are no longer than 4.5 hours as we understand that working for long periods in the water can take its toll.

How old do I have to be to become a Swim Teacher?answer-icon

Swim teachers need to be 16 years of age to safely undertake training and work at Kingswim.

Do I need to be a strong swimmer to teach?answer-icon

You don’t need to be an elite or strong swimmer to teach at Kingswim. What matters is that you have a passion for working with and developing children and that you’re comfortable being in the water.

At Kingswim, you’ll get all the training you need. You’ll learn how to confidently and safely deliver a variety of kids swimming lessons, from baby swimming classes to advanced lessons for our future superstars.

What Others are Saying

We had an amazing time at our first bub swim session, Lucas luved the water and I was really amazed at all the new things I learnt about how to hold your bub, so that they are able to become more familiar in the water and kick their legs. Loved it!!!

Gail

I have taken my son to their Baby Play lessons. These are fantastic at giving the babies a chance to experience and familiarise them with the pool environment. I would recommend them to everyone with young babies.

Kristy

I have attended other pools and have left frustrated at how hard they seem to make it for people with bubs. Not at Kingswim though! I always leave happy.

Mel

We have been taking our 9 month old to swimming lessons at Kingswim and have found the small class sizes and professional teachers to be great. The whole centre, including the change rooms is kept toasty warm so that the littlies don’t get cold when they are out of the water.

Melissa

Swimming Teacher Job FAQ’s

Yes! We take the hassle out of training to make your transition into Swim Teaching as smooth as possible. Unlike other training providers, Kingswim provides in-house training at a lower cost than other registered training providers that includes:

  • A two-day learn to swim training program, facilitated by Kingswim staff and accredited by Swim Australia.
  • You’ll get hands-on experience during your 20 hours of accumulative training with one of our friendly qualified Swimming Teachers.
  • And we’ll teach you the proven Kingswim method, so you can begin your Swim Teaching career with confidence!

The completion of the course and subsequent accumulative training hours will result in a nationally- and internationally-recognised Swim Australia qualification.

Suitable candidates who already hold a valid swim teaching qualification will still be required to attend the Kingswim training program, but at no cost to the candidate. You’ll do some shadow hours and be signed off as a Kingswim teacher.

If you’re shortlisted for a swim teaching role, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview conducted by the Centre Management team with the assistance of other centre staff. If you progress further, you will be required to submit information and documentation as part of an external background check. If your police, working rights and reference checks come back clear, you will receive an invitation to our Kingswim training.

The two-day intensive Kingswim training program (affectionately referred to as “Boot Camp”) is an important step for all Kingswim teachers, regardless of whether you already hold a swim teaching qualification or not. At this training, you will learn the Kingswim method of learn-to-swim teaching.

Before, during and after this training, you will also be required to complete 20 hours of cumulative training (under the supervision of an experienced swim teacher) to be signed off as ‘ready to teach’ and to receive your qualification. Our Centre Managers are experts in the accreditation process and can guide you through every step of the journey to receive your qualification.

Yes, you can apply for a role and teach at more than one Kingswim centre but for the purposes of recruitment only one centre will manage the process of interviewing, training and on boarding.

Kingswim programs primarily run at the following times:

  • Weekday morning shifts (which can run anywhere from 8:30am until 12pm)
  • Weekday afternoon shifts (which can run anywhere from 3:30pm until 7:30pm)
  • Weekend morning shifts (which can run anywhere from 7:30am until 1:00pm)

While many of our centres run through the week, some Kingswim centres have restricted programs during the week. Seasonal opportunities also exist to assist with school swimming during the day.

In-water shifts are no longer than 4.5 hours as we understand that working for long periods in the water can take its toll.

Swim teachers need to be 16 years of age to safely undertake training and work at Kingswim.

You don’t need to be an elite or strong swimmer to teach at Kingswim. What matters is that you have a passion for working with and developing children and that you’re comfortable being in the water.

At Kingswim, you’ll get all the training you need. You’ll learn how to confidently and safely deliver a variety of kids swimming lessons, from baby swimming classes to advanced lessons for our future superstars.

What Others are Saying

We had an amazing time at our first bub swim session, Lucas luved the water and I was really amazed at all the new things I learnt about how to hold your bub, so that they are able to become more familiar in the water and kick their legs. Loved it!!!

Gail

I have taken my son to their Baby Play lessons. These are fantastic at giving the babies a chance to experience and familiarise them with the pool environment. I would recommend them to everyone with young babies.

Kristy

I have attended other pools and have left frustrated at how hard they seem to make it for people with bubs. Not at Kingswim though! I always leave happy.

Mel

We have 4We have been taking our 9 month old to swimming lessons at Kingswim and have found the small class sizes and professional teachers to be great. The whole centre, including the change rooms is kept toasty warm so that the littlies don’t get cold when they are out of the water.

Melissa