Water Babies Teacher Opportunities

Become one of our world class swimming teachers

If you want to learn how to become a baby swimming teacher, you're in the right place. Water Babies teachers are the best trained swimming teachers in the world and we're proud of giving every parent, carer and baby the best experience possible in and out of the water. If you're ready to learn more, all you need is passion - we'll provide the rest.

What we're looking for

A big heart and a passion for teaching young children is a great start.

We’re looking for extraordinary people to become part of our family and inspire our next generation of swimmers. And you don’t need to have any previous experience either. Many of our teachers are parents, who caught the bug for teaching when they experienced it for themselves in our classes.


  • Work life balance is vital. So we try to offer a flexible way of working when it comes to shifts in the pool. Our hours are part time and are consistent and predictable.

  • Our teacher's hourly rate starts at $25 per hour once you've completed your training.

  • Teaching swimming with Water Babies has helped save countless lives by teaching the valuable life-saving skill of swimming. 

  • Shadow the pros, join our residential and become the best teacher you can be. 

  • We're here to support you every step of the way along your Water Babies journey.

  • Family is at the root of our company's values and our policies reflect that.

  • Built in vacation time, our classes break at many of the most popular vacation times (December Holiday break, most long weekends), making it easier to plan your time off.

Our promises to you

  • We’ll help you make a real difference in the world.  
  • We’ll inspire you with passion and progress.  
  • We’ll care for you like family. We’re in this together.  
  • We’ll make you laugh because we’re awesome!  
  • We’ll help you become the best “you” possible.  

"100% worth it!"

"For 2 years I happily worked as a nurse during the week and taught Water Babies classes at weekends. The moment I see a child swim independently on the surface of the water is the most rewarding part of the job. No matter how many children I see do this, it never gets old and the feeling of pride is immense."

Becca Succamore, Water Babies Teacher and Franchisee

Application process

If you like what you see, we want to hear from you.

Step 1: Send us some details about yourself

Find a job listing that you would like to apply for. Follow the instructions and email your application to the relevant email address and we'll be in touch with you about your application.

Step 2: Leave it with us

If your application is successful, we'll invite you for an interview with your local Water Babies business owner.

Step 3: Interview

We have a 3 stage interview process where we get the opportunity to get to know you better, find out what you can bring to this role, give you the opportunity to demonstrate your communication skills and see you in action in a pool. 🥳

Step 4: Training

We'll then go on to provide online learning which covers everything from scientific principles to risk assessments. You'll also have the opportunity to shadow our teachers in real classes to pick up how everything works. Attend a 7 day course where you will explore our program in depth with our tutor team. Finally, you will complete your online work and teach some real lessons to put everything into practice.

Some cool facts about us

  • We teach over 2000 babies and toddlers every week in Canada 
  • We have offices in 6 countries including China, Canada, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and the UK.  
  • We provide classes in Toronto, Scarborough, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, North York and Halifax.
  • We swim over 50k babies and toddlers worldwide.
  • We have over 600 swim teachers worldwide who are the best at what they do!  
  • We take over 250k underwater photos of babies and toddlers every year.
  • Winners of the Toronto Stars Reader’s Choice Awards 2023 for Best Swimming Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions | Applying |

  • Click on the ‘Apply Here’ button on this page then fill out the form provided with a few details about yourself and then submit the form to us. We’ll then receive your details on our end and get back to you with more information within seven to ten days! 

  • We’ll aim to complete the interview process within two to four weeks.

  • You have to be eighteen years old to apply to become a Water Babies teacher. 

  • Absolutely. We make sure that all of the personally identifyable information that you provide is used and stored securely. 

  • The online form takes about 20 minutes to complete, so grab a cuppa before you get going. 

  • For support on how to best apply for a role at Water Babies please contact info@waterbabies.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions | After You Apply |

  • We aim to respond to your application as soon as possible, which is usually within 7-10 days of receiving your online application form. Unlike a lot of companies, we’ll make sure to respond to your application even if you’re unsuccessful at this time. 

  • Yes, you can re-apply but be sure to fill out another one of our online forms here. 

  • There’s always room to progress at Water Babies, whether that means growing your career to become an official mentor and lead your own training classes or even buy your own Water Babies franchise. In fact, most of our franchisees began as Water Babies teachers. 

  • Our teachers will attend both a ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ interview based on a series of skills related assessments and interviews. They then go on to complete online learning and spend a minimum of ten hours shadowing a range of teachers and lessons in many locations. Our teachers will then dive into an 7 day course to explore the programme in depth and learn about child development, strokes and skills. Lastly, they will complete further online learning and teach a range of supervised classes to put everything into practice.