How To Become an Instructor
SWAM instructors come from diverse backgrounds but all are dedicated student volunteers. Although our typical instructor recruitment periods are August-September and December-January, we are always looking for new instructors! 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.
You will need a CURRENT (within the last year) Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector). You will need your Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) prior to registering to volunteer with us, so please get one as soon as you can! If you require a letter to have the fees for your records check waived, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org We will reply within 24 hours with the letter attached. If you are located in Ottawa, you can even get yours online and sent back to you very quickly!
Lessons will be occurring at Lowertown Pool (40 Cobourg St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5N8), with the first time slot being 4:00-4:45pm, and the second running from 4:50-5:35pm.