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Old Oct 2nd 2006, 12:00 pm
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My wife is qualified to the hilt in swimming teaching (has specialised in adult and child lessons).

Also regularly takes aquafit classes for the local authorities and private gyms.

As there is a huge demand and shortage of teachers for this work in England, we would like assistance to find out what the position is on the Costas?

Given the amount of pools that are in Spain, do you feel that there would be opportunities for her to provide this service (most likely have to be at resident's own private pool or at one that we would have, as I wouldn't imagine communal pools would work?) And/or providing aquafit classes at hotels (we suspect that the cost to hotel / holiday company be an issue, and that the much cheaper hotel entertainment staff will take (albeit not as professional) such classes?
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Originally Posted by Hizz
My wife is qualified to the hilt in swimming teaching (has specialised in adult and child lessons).

Also regularly takes aquafit classes for the local authorities and private gyms.

As there is a huge demand and shortage of teachers for this work in England, we would like assistance to find out what the position is on the Costas?

Given the amount of pools that are in Spain, do you feel that there would be opportunities for her to provide this service (most likely have to be at resident's own private pool or at one that we would have, as I wouldn't imagine communal pools would work?) And/or providing aquafit classes at hotels (we suspect that the cost to hotel / holiday company be an issue, and that the much cheaper hotel entertainment staff will take (albeit not as professional) such classes?
There are pleny of clubs, social groups and public pools/bars that run keep fit classes, especially during the winter months and during the summer and these may offer aquarobics. Certainly the Emerald Isle near here does.
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Old Oct 6th 2006, 10:53 pm
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There are pleny of clubs, social groups and public pools/bars that run keep fit classes, especially during the winter months and during the summer and these may offer aquarobics. Certainly the Emerald Isle near here does.
Do you feel that there is/will be much call for providing home swimming tuition at resident's private pools?
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Do you feel that there is/will be much call for providing home swimming tuition at resident's private pools?
I have no idea as I live in an area that is mainly urbanisations.
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Old Oct 7th 2006, 7:25 am
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Do you feel that there is/will be much call for providing home swimming tuition at resident's private pools?
IMHO I dont think you would get enough work. Most people with their own pools I know can already swim. It is a different lifestyle here and pools are used much more than in UK and the kids are taught by friends and relations vey early, our grandson could swim when he was three and his cousin is in the water at 5 months, but not swimming yet.
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Have you considered that a person hiring this service privately might also expect the instructor to be a qualified nurse/physiotherapist/midwife?
Community pools are very sociable, and you might have luck with running an english spoken class (not under water! cough,cough!) Good luck in your venture!
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