How To Become an Instructor
SWAM London volunteers come from diverse backgrounds but all are dedicated UWO student volunteers. Although our typical recruitment periods are September and January, we are always looking for new volunteers! We ask that all full time volunteers be able to commit to 5 out of the 7 lessons. If you cannot commit to that many lessons, but are still interested you can apply to be a substitute or part-time volunteer..
In addition to strong swimming skills, qualified applicants will have:
- A current NLS or Bronze Cross
- Teaching experience
- Experience working with children
- Experience working with persons with disabilities
Possession of a valid NLS/Bronze Cross certification is a mandatory requirement to becoming a volunteer.
Because SWAM is a non-certificate program, possession of valid certifications (such as NLS or WSI) is not a formal requirement to becoming an instructor (although it is a strong asset). A fully certified lifeguard is always on duty during lessons.