How To Become an Instructor

SwimAbility 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! Please note that if you apply outside of the aforementioned recruitment periods, our response may be slower than usual.

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
  • You must be a student currently studying at McGill University

Because SwimAbility 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.

Please select the SwimAbility Chapter location nearest you to complete the registration process:

Nova Scotia
SwimAbility Halifax

New Brunswick
SwimAbility Saint-John 

SwimAbility Montréal (fr)
SwimAbility Montréal (en)

SwimAbility Hamilton
SwimAbility Kingston
SwimAbility Kitchener-Waterloo
SwimAbility London
SwimAbility Mississauga
SwimAbility Ottawa
SwimAbility Sudbury
SwimAbility St. Stephen
SwimAbility Toronto
SwimAbility Windsor

SwimAbility Brandon
SwimAbility Carman
SwimAbility Dauphin
SwimAbility Grandview
SwimAbility Portage
SwimAbility Selkirk
SwimAbility Steinbach
SwimAbility Winnipeg

British Columbia 
SwimAbility Okanagan