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Everything you need to know about teaching private swim lessons in AQUA S.T.A.R. as an instructor

AQUA S.T.A.R. connects certified swimming instructors with clients seeking private lessons at their convenience. Instructors travel to private residences or nearby condos/apartments, offering personalized swim instruction on flexible schedules.

If clients do not have private swim pool, they can come to one of are available shared pool location if available nearby your location and allow our swim instructor to provide top service private swim lessons for you.

AQUA S.T.A.R. offers instructors the flexibility to set prices and availability, along with dedicated booking and profile pages. Joining our team grants access to exclusive events, bonuses, legal protection, and discounts from affiliated companies. Plus, instructors gain exposure to a vast network of local parents and swimmers.

At AQUA S.T.A.R., we prioritize our instructors’ well-being, fostering a supportive community where they’re valued as part of the family. In addition to competitive compensation, our team enjoys team-building events and exclusive perks, creating a rewarding work environment.

AQUA S.T.A.R. employs an advanced payout ranking structure rewarding instructors based on experience and performance. We offer four ranks:

  • Rank S: 18+ years
  • Rank A: 12+ years
  • Rank B: 8+ years
  • Rank N: 3+ years

Hourly earnings range from $72.50 for Rank N to $127.10 for Rank S, providing ample opportunities for growth and benefits. This does not include other bonus and benefits.

Join us to maximize your earning potential and career development in the swim instruction industry

At AQUASTAR, we prioritize our instructors’ success and satisfaction. Our benefits are tailored to support instructors in their roles, ensuring seamless sessions for every swimmer.


  • Instructor Equipment Coverage
  • Distance Charge Coverage
  • Re-certification Coverage
  • 30 Minutes Trial Coverage
  • Social Media Sharing

We offer a range of benefits designed to empower our instructors. Plus, there are additional bonuses not listed here, providing even more value. Join AQUA S.T.A.R. and experience the difference firsthand.

To join AQUA S.T.A.R. as an instructor, individuals must hold a valid teaching certificate, have a minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience, possess current First Aid CPR & AED certification, pass an online background check, and be at least 18 years old.

Signing up is free, and after you finish filling out the application, the second step of the hiring session will be announced. 

AQUA S.T.A.R. recognizes certifications affiliated with the Canadian Red Cross or the Lifesaving Society for swim instruction. While additional certifications may enhance your profile, instructors must maintain current Water Safety Instructor certification from either organization to continue teaching with AQUA S.T.A.R. All certifications must be kept up to date to ensure competence in instruction.

Each AQUA S.T.A.R. reservation ensures a full hour with the instructor. Lessons include goal-setting, practice sessions, and personalized feedback. Instructors arrive early for convenience and to allow time for changing and settling in before the lesson begins.

Differentiate yourself by adding credentials and expertise to your profile. AQUA S.T.A.R. employs certified instructors proficient in swimming and water safety.

Titles like Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor, Yoga Teacher, or others are recommended. Additionally, highlight expertise areas like language fluency and personality traits to enhance your profile.

To maintain teaching quality and student progress, we require a minimum one-hour duration for all lessons. However, parents can opt to split the lesson with a friend if concerned about their child’s endurance.

Clients are required to bring a friend or family member for the swim before subscribing to a plan or booking individual lessons. If not, inform us beforehand. The instructor may decline the extra swimmer if the appointment shows only one participant.

We can only accommodate a maximum of two students per lesson. If additional swimmers arrive, they’ll need to take turns or divide the time. Please inform your client about this limitation before the lesson.

If the water is tolerably cold, finish the lesson and notify management for future adjustments. No refund or credit will be issued for the unused portion. In extreme cases, cancel the class immediately, inform the client of the refund, and report the issue to management.

You’ll receive a payment summary every two weeks (15 days) detailing your earnings, deductions, and total awaiting compensation for lessons provided.

Direct deposit of your payment occurs one week after the statement is issued. Bonuses, if subscribed to the program, are determined monthly and distributed the following week.

Basic contact details are required, along with a blank direct deposit form, which you can obtain for free from your bank. Once you have it, please send it to

Independent instructors may need to fill out a T2125, Statement of Business or Professional Activities, if they prepare their own taxes. AQUA S.T.A.R. instructors don’t receive T4s, as they’re neither employees nor independent contractors. It’s crucial to report sales income and losses to the Canada Revenue Agency when filing taxes.

AQUA S.T.A.R. sends instructors email and text message alerts whenever a lesson is scheduled, cancelled, or postponed. Upon scheduling, you’ll receive a confirmation email and a text message with basic information about your next lesson.

The day before your scheduled lessons, a reminder email with your students’ names will be sent. We recommend using calendar software to keep track of your timetable and lessons.

If a client cancels a lesson, they should do so through our chat system messenger and access their account to make the necessary changes.

Instructors should avoid administrative tasks like scheduling or rescheduling classes for their clients to prevent misunderstandings. The website provides information on how to cancel and get a refund.

If you need to cancel a scheduled lesson, please send an email to our management team at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance to inform us that you won’t be able to teach.

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