Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Swimming, Water Polo, Diving and Artistic Swimming across the 32 counties of Ireland, with a vision of “An island of swimmers”. We exist to ensure swimming is at the heart of a healthy, active nation. We promote participation and competition in the aquatics, listen to our members and the voice of our athletes, strive for excellence in all we do, and ensure our sport is well governed. For further information, please see our website at www.swimireland.ie

We are looking for Swim Teachers (Level 2) to join our dynamic team on a part time basis.

Role and Reporting Structure

The Swimming Teacher will report to the Duty Manager (and/or Pool Operations Manager) and is responsible for swimming tuition within the pool environment.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities for the Swimming Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organising, assisting and instructing individuals and/or groups with swimming tuition, ensuring best practice and delivery is followed when teaching all group and individual swimming classes & fitness classes.
  • Complete a scheme of work, session plans and evaluations for each class.
  • Monitor and record swimmers progress throughout each programme on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and hygienic pool environment, to include setting up and taking down equipment as required.
  • Supervising activities in the swimming pool
  • Ensure customer service is to the highest standard when dealing with queries/concerns.
  • Additional duties as allocated by the Pool Operations Manager/Duty Manager(s)


Qualification and Skills

  • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable.
  • Level 2 Swimming Teacher Qualification.
  • Pool Lifeguard Qualification is desirable.
  • Eligible to work in Ireland on a full-time basis.
  • Fluent English and excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility in working hours as role includes mornings/evenings midweek & weekends

Key Qualities 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to engage with a wide range of people.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Team player and ability to work on their own initiative as well as in a small, dedicated team.

This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change as required as appropriate.

Remuneration and Location

  • The package will include a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Position Tenure: 3-year part and full-time contracts available.
  • Position Location: Sean McDermott Street Pool, Dublin 1.

Appointment will be made subject to satisfactory:

  • Garda Vetting and suitable reference checks.

Applications to include Cover Letter and CV should be made for the attention of the HR Manager – chloekinahan@swimireland.ie

At Swim Ireland, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every element in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.

You may be just the right candidate to for this or other roles.

Swim Ireland selection process aims to ensure that we get the right people recruited into the right role.  We want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to display your skills and experience.  Swim Ireland has identified Core Values that we consider to be integral to delivering exceptional service to our stakeholders.  These Core Values are:

  • Skills, Professionalism, Knowledge
  • Wellbeing & Inclusivity
  • Integrity and Excellence in Governance
  • My Passion, Our Vision
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

If selected for interview, you will be provided with a candidate support pack giving you information and guidance on the selection process.

Swim Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.