Luke's given us the lowdown on what he loves the most about being a swim teacher and why Cockburn ARC's different.
Luke Goodwin has been a swimming teacher with us since 2019. We recently sat down with him to find out what he loves most about Swim ARCademy among other things.
Why did you decide to join Swim ARCademy?
I've been a swimming teacher for three years now at Cockburn ARC and now I'm also a Program Assistant. I initially started being a swim instructor as a layover job after I got made redundant three years ago from my old job. I loved it so much that I've never even considered leaving.
What's your favourite thing about Swim ARCademy?
I love being a swim instructor because you meet so many different people and you can make a real connection with families. I've made a couple of good friends, who I've met up with outside of work hours because I've taught their kids how to swim. I love doing it, it's so much fun. You get paid to have fun with kids.
How would you describe the team?
We have a large variety of swim school teachers. We're all different from ages 17 to the older ones like me who are nearly 40. So there's always a swim school teacher and a personality in our swim school that suits everyone.
What makes Cockburn ARC different?
We have a seven-day access program. Once you've enrolled in swim school, you can come anytime you want throughout the day and practise your swimming lessons or have a casual swim. If you're over 16, you can also access the sauna and spa.
What would you say to those thinking about joining Swim ARCademy?
Water safety is a skill you'll have for the rest of your life. It's almost like riding a bike, once you do it you don't forget.
We have a lot of adults coming in who don't know how to swim and they want to learn for their kids. I think it's important, especially in Australia. We love the beach and nearly all of us have a pool, so it's really important that everyone knows this vital skill.
Join Swim ARCdemy!
Our customised Swim ARCademy program
is suitable for all abilities and ages from babies and toddlers
, to school aged kids
all the way up to adults
When you join Swim ARCademy, you'll have access to one 30 minute lesson with an instructor per week, as well as unlimited use of our recreational pools outside your lesson times.
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