We will be looking to hire Staff for summer times only during term 4 & term 1 each year. The work is part-time and during school hours (9-3pm)

Prior experience/ swimming knowledge a bonus but we will give full training to the right person.

The environment you will be teaching in can be cold and exposed to the elements (Sun, wind etc) and therefore does not suit all people, we do provide a wetsuit and rash top.

it is a short season 6-8 weeks (Nov- Dec) term 4, (Feb-March) term 1 of full-on work but it is also fun and rewarding.

If you would like to be considered for a job with us please send me your CV skillz4life@gmail.com


What makes a great Swim Coach?


Understanding the Sport – You want a coach who is always learning, most of all sharing information with other coaches. There’s a saying, there’s a lot more to coaching than standing at the edge of the pool and saying “Go”

Passion and Honesty – A passionate coach will always get 110 percent out of their lesson. All good Coaches are honest and have integrity. We all expect our Coaches to be good role models for our kids and walk the walk.

Organizational Skills – A good coach will be organized, shows up to their session prepared. A good coach will have a plan to help a child reach their goals.

Communication – Engage in what the person is saying, what did that mean. Important to be a good listener. We as coaches have so many different people to coach, all ages, parents & media etc.

As a nation surround by water, learning practical water survival skills at an early age is essential.

Water is part of our New Zealand Culture and we as a country are not doing enough.

New Zealand has the highest preventable drowning toll in the developed world. Not something we should be proud of.

I believe it’s about looking after our Swim Coaches, having those that are passionate & want to go that extra mile.

A Coach can be one of the most influential people in a child's development. That’s why we all want the best coach for our kids.

Swimming & Water Safety in Schools

New Zealand is a Country surrounded by Coastlines. Bringing awareness of swimming & water safety to all children is a must.

The skillz4life swimming programs main focus is assisting kids to learn to swim. It also works towards achieving physical education and health curriculum objectives. Teaching the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed to educate and enhance personal health and physical development. Programs include specialized skilled instruction, using fully qualified teachers at all times. All students will benefit and all students can participate regardless of their swimming ability. Also this Programme is a win win situation for parents, teachers & most of all students. Children being taught during the day at School so parents don't have to worry about rushing or waiting on waiting lists at swim schools. A lot less money to pay, students get qualified swim, water safety teachers to teach, this also takes the strain off the school teachers, all students are assessed and put into the appropriate level for us to get the best out of each individual.