Teach For Yourself


How It Works


Free and Simple Setup

Create your profile and post availability at a nearby pool, then receive notifications when you've been booked.


Teach Your Lessons

Teach with your own style and expertise, setting your own hours and price to reflect what your time is worth.


100% Legit

Access and booking fees are deducted from lesson payments, covering you for admission and liability insurance.

Exclusive Access to Incredible Pools

You and your clients can enjoy everything these incredible facilities have to offer, from free towel service and wifi, to relaxing in the hot tub for end-of-lesson feedback.


Holiday Inn Guelph

Our quiet indoor pool is great for beginner and intermediate swimmers of all ages. This quiet oasis is the perfect place to start teaching private swimming lessons on your own. With free parking, towel service, wifi, and lounge chair seating, your clients will be thrilled to enjoy this vastly different learn-to-swim experience.

Our Locations:

BRITISH COLUMBIA — Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Mission, Chilliwack

ONTARIOToronto, Markham, Barrie, Burlington, Guelph

Your Lessons, Your Way

  • Teach how you want. Treat your clients to an experience that only you can provide. Cater to your clients’ needs however you see fit, teaching with your own style and technique.

  • Clients come to you. Get booked back-to-back and teach in a safe and familiar pool. Don’t waste time travelling for one-off lessons in random homes and condos.

  • Build a reputation. Be recognized and paid like the rockstar instructor that you are. Propel is the only platform that enables you to build a client base and take advantage of the demand for your talent.

Set Your Own Price

  • Never pay out of pocket. Access and booking fees are deducted from lesson payments, covering you for admission and liability insurance. There are never up-front fees for listing or anything else. Propel even pays for your criminal record check.

  • Earn more, work less. Your earning potential is much higher with Propel than anywhere else. In 2018, Propel instructors earned an average of $40.10/hr — 48% higher than the rest of the industry.*

  • Make even more with extra swimmers. 40% of lessons booked through Propel have an extra swimmer added to them. Whenever that happens, you earn 20% more.




$ 70

Flat Access Fee: -$20
16% Booking Fee: -$11.20
GST: -$1.56
Lesson Payout: $37.23

How are fees calculated for instructors?

Own Your Schedule

Achieve work-life balance and work when it’s convenient for you. With Propel, you’re always in control of how you spend your time. You’ll never be locked into a set schedule and you can work as much or as little as you want.


Connect with your Clients

With Propel there are no lesson sets or registration dates to slow down the progress you're making with swimmers. Clients always have their choice of instructor and can book with you as far in advance as you make your schedule available.

Be In Demand, Not On-Demand

Clients can book, cancel, or reschedule lessons anytime up to 48 hours before a lesson start time. That means clients can’t surprise you with last minute bookings or cancellations. If a client can’t make it or doesn’t show up, the lesson is forfeited and you still get paid.

We've Got Your Back

Secured Payments

Propel charges clients at the time of booking, so you don't need to worry about handling payments or clients who don't show up for lessons. Payment is sent out via direct deposit bi-weekly minus any fees and taxes.

$5M Liability Insurance

If your client gets hurt during a lesson, our Instructor Liability Insurance protects you from liability claims up to five million dollars, included free for every Propel instructor.

Cancellation Protection

Never worry about clients trying to cancel on you last minute. With our 48 Hour Cancellation Policy, you will always know ahead of time exactly what your lesson schedule will be.

Real Instructors, Real Results

I’ve been teaching for over 4 years, all ages from babies to adults. I love teaching kids of the earlier levels, especially those that are making the transition into the deep end.

List Price $60/hrSee Nawi's Profile

I have been a lifeguard and swimming instructor for 15 years. I’ve been at the pool my entire life and really love to swim. I enjoy teaching lessons and seeing the daily improvements in my students.

List Price $80/hrSee Thadene’s Profile

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