How To Become an Instructor

S.W.A.M. Branksome instructors come from diverse backgrounds but all are dedicated Branksome Hall student volunteers.  For more information, please contact us at

If you are not a Branksome Hall student, and you are interested in getting involved in the Greater Toronto Area, please check out the other SWAM chapters in the area!

In addition to strong swimming skills, qualified applicants will have:

  • Teaching experience (preferably, but not necessarily, swimming-related)
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities

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.