Volunteer for Swim Safe

Swim Safe sessions would not take place without the help of our dedicated team of volunteers, swimming teachers, lifeguards and site coordinators.

Volunteer for Swim Safe

Enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for helping children to learn about water safety and how to be safe in and around water would be welcome!

Our volunteers need to be self-motivated and enjoy motivating others. They also need to be good at time-keeping, administrative skills and the ability to work independently as well as within a team.

Volunteers are needed to fulfil a variety of roles for example, to greet and register participants, distribute kit, accompany sessions to the waters edge, carry out evaluation and hand out safety messaging.

Volunteers are not required at every site, however we would welcome your registration and will be in contact to advise of vacant positions.

  • You need to be 18 years old to apply. If you are 16 or 17, you can apply as long as you are accompanied by an adult. Please email swimsafe@swimming.org for the full person specification and registration form.

Thank you to all our volunteers who took part in Swim Safe 2016! We would love to see you again for Swim Safe 2017!

Swimming Teachers and Lifeguards

Swim Safe also requires Level 2 Swimming Teachers and Qualified Beach or Open Water Lifeguards. Teachers that have experience of delivering in outdoor environments are a great asset to the programme however all teachers under take the Swim England Swim Safe CPD course before being allowed to teach on the programme.

Level 2 Swimming Teacher

  • Swim England Level 2 qualified swimming teachers (other qualifiations, including any open water qualifications may also be considered)
  • Local to the venue
  • Required experience of delivering personal survival and water safety lessons
  • Qualified teachers have to be 18 years and over to apply

Applications have now closed for both teachers and lifeguards for 2017.