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Swim Instructor

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Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Swim Instructor
Regular/Contingent Contingent
Full or Part Time Part Time
Standard Hours 20
Job Description


  • The Recreational Sports – Swim Instructors will provide swimming and water safety instruction to children and adults following the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim curriculum and guidelines.

  • Teach age and skill appropriate group and private swimming lessons.

  • Evaluate the progress of Learn-To-Swim participants.

  • Arrive to work on time and prepared to teach.

  • Provide reports regarding participant progress to participants, parents, and guardians.

  • Prepare well-designed lesson plans for each class session.

  • Complete and submit American Red Cross course records for classes taught.

  • Maintain notes on participants and ideas for future classes.

  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and meetings.

  • Maintain current certifications including any additional safety training.

  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Certification as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor is required.

  • Certification of First Aid, CPR/AED for Lifeguards (or Professional Rescuer).

  • Must have Aquatics expertise appropriate to the position.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.

  • Mandatory attendance at regularly scheduled in-service trainings.

  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
Conditions of Employment

Position Detail Information

Position Detail Information

Posting Number ST2017-0028
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 08/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents