People needed for water role

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Photo: Learn-to-swim instructor Dee Gavagen, who started in the role earlier this year, works with these young swimmers at EA Networks Centre.

EA Networks Centre is after more instructors to help young swimmers develop invaluable water skills.

The role needs no previous experience and requires motivated people with good inter-personal skills.

EA Networks Centre learn to swim co-ordinator Stacey Hoets says instructors are given full training and don’t need to be top swimmers.

There was a lot of satisfaction to be taken from seeing young swimmers progress in the water, she said.

The swim school was after two or three more instructors to add to its current “pool” of 16.

Those in the role were a mix of college age students, young mums and older instructors, who fitted the job into their lifestyles.

The swim school taught pre schoolers (9am until 11am), school swimmers (11am until 2pm) and after school swimmers (3.30pm onwards), she said.

After developing pool skills, instructors could progress to teaching higher swimming ability levels.

The swim school typically helps more than 800 swimmers each term develop skills.

Swimmers are aged from six months through to 12 years.

Application forms for learn to swim instructors are available at ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers.