Job Title: Water Safety Instructor

Supervisor: Aquatics Manager

Status: Seasonal (June 2021 to August 2021) - Hourly/Non-Exempt

Work Schedule: Varies

General Statement of Responsibilities

Under general supervision, ensures the safety of patrons while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and excellent customer service to all visitors, provides quality swimming and water safety instruction at the aquatic center.

Supervision Exercised

Supervision of others is not a typical function assigned to this position.

Essential Functions

  1. Prepare to instruct swimming lessons, organizes class teaching outlines from scheduled plans, adhere to methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Recreation Coordinator
  2. Organizes and directs activities of assigned students in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all students.
  3. Assures all participants are thoroughly involved, are on a first-name personalized basis in meaningful instruction for duration of the lesson.
  4. Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements
  5. Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  6. Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to Recreation Coordinator
  7. Works with Aquatics Manager and other staff on an on-going basis to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.

Screening Criteria

Education and Experience:

  • Less than high school;
  • (Preferred) 6 months to 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

Knowledge of: customer service standards, safety practices used in and around the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools.

Skills: Interest and experience working with children in a caring and patient manner.

Ability to:  Follow routine verbal and written instruction, prepare routine administrative work, react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

Physical Demands of Position:

Sitting and standing for extended periods of time; seeing, hearing and speaking to exchange information; repetitive hand movements; intermittently stand, walk, kneel down, stoop, bend at the waist and lift up to 40 pounds; swim, dive and perform rescue activities as needed.

Working Conditions

Indoor environment, in around swimming pools and aquatics facilities; exposure to pool chemicals; extended exposure to heat; water and wet surfaces.  Work is performed in stable weather conditions and around children, noise and distractions.