United Adventure Camps

Swimming Coach

Leeds, West Yorkshire   |   Seasonal

Are you passionate about working with children? Are you looking for a job in the school holidays? If so, why not apply to become a Swimming Coach at United Adventure Camps!

About the role

Reporting to the Camp Manager, the Swimming Coach is responsible for planning and delivering programmed swimming activities as part of our wider Multi-Active programme. You should provide high energy, fun and inclusive swimming sessions, ensuring every child is engaged and makes progress, regardless of their ability.

Our programmes group children by age (typically 5-7, 8-11 and 12-14), so swim coaches should be able to adapt sessions for varying ability levels. Each session will last between 30-60 minutes. Child safety is number one priority, so swim coaches need to ensure that the welfare of children is paramount at all times, ensuring all individuals follow the Swimming Policy, as well as the venue’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan, applying them comprehensively.

The role will also include conducting in depth risk assessments, taking action to minimise risks, monitoring water conditions, testing child abilities in the pool. The role may also offer rewarding opportunities to communicate with parents, providing feedback on a child’s progress throughout camp.

Child numbers, session times and pool availability will vary, however we typically run sessions between 9.30 – 15.30pm, Monday to Friday. For those who do not want to commit to coaching for full days, we also have opportunities available for Bank Sports Coaches, giving you the opportunity to join Multi-Active Programme around swim hours (where applicable)

Why work for United Adventure Camps?

  • Earn money and gain valuable experience doing something you love
  • Work with like-minded people and create friends for life
  • Have fun contributing to our mission to get children active


Easter, Summer, and Half Terms School Holidays

What makes a great Swimming Coach

  • A passion for working with children and/or young people
  • At least 12 months’ experience swimming teaching or coaching
  • At least 6 months’ consecutive working with 5 – 17 year olds
  • A willingness to liaise with parents, delivering high quality customer service
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships
  • At times, things change, so you’ll need to be flexible, with a willingness to adapt
  • Leadership skills with a vibrant and confident personality
  • Possess and able to document ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics or the STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching
  • Possess a current Lifeguard Qualification from one of the following:
    – National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
    – National Rescue Award to Swimming Teachers and Coach (NRASTC)
    – STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification

About United Adventure Camps

Our Proposition: Empowering the next generation through education, language, leadership, growth and ingenuity

Our Vision: Empowering the next generation to live extraordinary lives

Attitude and Culture: Be accepting. Be yourself. Be ambitious. Be effective. Be efficient. Be a team player. Be human

How to apply 

Firstly, upload your CV in PDF format. Include links to work samples. 

Send your video cover letter. Record yourself speaking in a 3-minute video and upload it to YouTube, send the link with your CV. Tell us about your mission in life and how you grow yourself each day on the path towards it. How does United Adventure Camps fit into that journey?

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