Teach For Yourself


Simple Setup

Create a profile, post some availability, and receive notifications when you've been booked. It's that simple.


Make More, Work Less

Set your own hours and price, we'll handle the rest. As your reputation grows, you can adjust your price to reflect what your time is worth.


Join Our Community

Join a growing network of partnered pools and benefit from a rapidly expanding client base.


What Makes Propel Different

  • Teach for yourself. Build a reputation and adjust your price to reflect what your time is worth

  • Clients come to you. There is no travel to people’s backyards or condos, this is you teaching in the comfort of your own pool

  • Earn 20% more with extra swimmers. Whenever a second swimmer is added to a lesson, clients pay 20% more and you earn 20% more

  • Just NL and Swim Instructor Certs. All you need is an up-to-date NL and teaching cert.

  • Teach how you want. Cater to your clients needs however you see fit. Teach wet or dry, use a gopro or any other piece of equipment you want


See our other pools in:

ONTARIOBurlington, Barrie, Guelph

BRITISH COLUMBIAVancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey/Langley


Set Your Own Price

Your Location


$ 40

Flat Access Fee: -$0
16% Booking Fee: -$6.40
HST: -$1.56
Payout: $32.77

How are fees calculated for instructors?

See pricing in Propel pools instead

Extra Swimmers

Lesson prices, access and booking fees, and instructor payouts all increase by exactly 20% when a lesson is delivered with an extra swimmer. So an instructor who normally makes $35/hr will make $42 for these lessons.

Changing Rates

To keep prices stable for swimmers, all prices are set seasonally. To change your price for the next season, let us know at or before the time when you submit availability for that season. Lessons booked in advance for future seasons will be locked in at the pricing and payment terms they were originally booked at.

Offer Discounts

The best way to bring in new clients is to offer them $15 off their first lesson with you. When someone uses a $15 off first lesson promo code, your lesson price is reduced by $15 for that one lesson only.

Be In Demand, Not On-Demand

48 Hour Booking and Cancellation Window

Clients can book, cancel, or reschedule lessons anytime up to 48 hours before a lesson start time. Within 48 hours 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 except in the case of extenuating circumstances.

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/hr - See Thadene's Profile


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.


How It Works for Instructors


1. Create Your Profile

It's free to create a profile on Propel. Introduce yourself with a short description, add a few photos, and list your areas of teaching interest or expertise.

2. Set Your Location, Price, and Availability

Send us the details for your pool and we'll setup a location page for you. Set your price and see the effect that access and booking fees will have on how much you make. Lastly, set your availability to let clients know when they can book with you.


3. Get Booked and Teach Your Lessons

Once you are booked, prepare for your lesson by reviewing any notes sent from your client and the access instructions for the pool. Meet your clients at the designated time and teach your lesson.


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.

LOCAL Partners