Swim Teacher Roles

Can you turn people into fish? 


There’s something magical about a good swim teacher. A person who can take ordinary men, women, children, then transform them into swimmers. 

At Edinburgh Leisure, we’re always on the lookout for more of these Very Important People. Swim Teachers who are passionate about their cause, who view swimming as an essential life skill.







Our Aquatics and Learn to Swim teams are friendly and approachable and know how to make learning to swim fun. Being a Swim Teacher with Edinburgh Leisure means

  • a variety of Full-Time/Part-Time/ Flexible positions and available hours across 10 of our venues. So you can make teaching whatever you want it to be
  • support for you to gain professional qualifications while on the job
  • free use of our amazing facilities all across the city
On top of that we will offer you one of the best benefits packages in the business including generous holiday allowance, pension, and flexible benefits.

We don't just run classes for swimmers, we're also passionate about helping people learn and develop their skills!

Edinburgh Leisure run a series of professional qualification courses for those looking to become aquatics based coaches or swim teachers. We also have courses available for existing teachers/coaches to further develop their skills and career.

Whether it's swimming, diving, lifeguarding, or first aid our swim education deliver a number of accredited courses in our venues and even offer in house training.

To find our more, click here.



"It gives you the opportunity to make new friends, gain confidence, and build new skills. Can't complain about the free gym membership for staff either!"

Sarah (Drumbrae Leisure Centre)

"The amount of training courses that you can attend is amazing. The opportunities for people to progress and being able to have a network of experienced support is extremely helpful."

Cara (Queensferry High Recreation Centre)


"I started with a knowledge of swimming. But it's grown arms and legs ever since. Water Polo, Diving, ASN, and Coaching are a few new additional strings to my bow Edinburgh Leisure has put me through"

Lewis (Royal Commonwealth Pool)


"Edinburgh Leisure has allowed me to grow as a teacher by giving me continual support, ensuring my skills are up to date. This makes me a better teacher."

Emma (Royal Commonwealth Pool)