Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Aquatics


Trying to decide on your career direction? If you love the water and are a keen swimmer, pursuing a career in the pool could be the calling you’ve been searching for. Here are five reasons why you should consider taking the plunge…

1. Help others learn a skill for life

Working as a swim teacher means that you’re teaching others an important skill – one that will remain with them for life. It’s a skill that not only has the potential to save lives, but also one that unlocks the enjoyment of spending time around water. If you want to make a difference and change the lives of others in a meaningful and positive way, a career in aquatics could be your calling. Just think… the next little kid you teach to swim could go on to become an Olympian, World Champion surfer or the next face of Bondi Rescue!

2. Flexibility and career progression

If you want to break the monotony of a nine-to-five job, swim teaching could be the answer. Hours are often variable and flexible, allowing you to fit hobbies – or even another job – around your work commitments. For those who prefer a job where every day is different, swim teaching can provide that flexibility you crave. Being a transferrable skill, working at the pool can also take you interstate or overseas – the world is your oyster.

3. Foster a healthy lifestyle

It’s no secret that being sedentary is the new smoking; office jobs that require hours of sitting are simply bad for one’s health. Starting a career in the pool means you’re signing up to an active lifestyle, which of course has endless health benefits. It is much easier to keep yourself fit and healthy when it’s all part of your paid work.

4. Make friends for life

Swimming is a way of life and a real community. In becoming a swim teacher, you become part of that community – and you’re sure to make great lifelong friends in the process. From those that you teach, to fellow staff and swimming enthusiasts, there’s no better feeling than being part of a team.

5. For the love of water

Some people are just drawn to water, and if you’re one of those people then spending your career surrounded by it is likely to help increase job satisfaction. If you are an avid swimmer, being an aquatics teacher means you’ll likely receive a range of benefits – such as free or discounted pool access. If being in the water is your “happy place”, then why not consider making it your office?

If you’re interested in a career as a swim teacher, Aquastar Swim Schools would love to hear from you. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic newcomers to join our experienced team. If you have had no previous experience in the aquatic industry, there’s no need to worry – we provide you with extensive in-house training in conjunction with you completing an AUSTSWIM or Swim Australia Course. Find out more here.

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