Apprentice Program

For children age 12 and up interested in learning how to teach swimming lessons.

The apprentice will work as an assistant teaching some of the classes.  I will teach them the basics of swim instruction and how to teach on a child’s level.  At the end of the summer, I will evaluate each apprentice.  Those that show potential will be invited back the next year.  At the end of the 2nd year, each apprentice will receive an evaluation and will also take a skills test.  The skills test will include a swimming skills test and a written test.  If the apprentice performs satisfactorily on the evaluation and test, he/she will be invited back for a 1-year internship program.  During this program, the interns will continue to assist in teaching classes and may be allowed to teach a few classes by themselves with supervision.  During the 1-year internship program, students will be paid for the hours they work.