Swim Instructor Job Description

Swim Instructor Job Description

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Swim instructor provides rapid response to lifesaving swim rescue and basic first aid treatment and CPR/AED administration if required.

Swim Instructor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective swim instructor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included swim instructor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Swim Instructors should have a thorough knowledge of swimming and different learning styles for various age groups
Arrive on-time prepared to instruct
Plans and effectively organizes class time for maximum practice
Assist in promoting swim classes and programs, , club events
Swim Instructors are responsible for providing a safe and quality swim lesson through different teaching styles and techniques
Swim Instructors must also communicate well and have superior leadership and public relation skills
Instructing swim classes and private lessons for children and adults according to standard operating procedures
Maintain records regarding class content and progress notations for students
Promote classes and lessons by speaking with members
Encourage first-time participation and re-signs

Swim Instructor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Swim Instructor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AED, CPR, WSI

Education for Swim Instructor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the swim instructor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Communication, Education, Teaching, Physical Education, Coaching, General Education, Leadership, The College, Liberal Arts, History

Skills for Swim Instructor

Desired skills for swim instructor include:

Computers: MS Word
Data base management
MS Excel
Swimming strokes and teaching levels
Ability to demonstrate skills provided in swim lessons offered
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures
Lifesaving techniques and first aid
Pool safety
Principles and techniques of swimming and lifesaving
Swimming and different learning styles for various age groups

Desired experience for swim instructor includes:

Maintain certifications required of the position and perform other duties, relating to utilization of swim facilities, as assigned by the Supervisor
Advanced lifesaving required, WSI certification preferred
Must possess a caring, friendly demeanor
2 years of previous swim instruction experience along with ability to teach various demographics highly preferred
Creates an educational, safe and inviting experience for all students
Provides rapid response to lifesaving swim rescue and basic first aid treatment and CPR/AED administration if required

Swim Instructor Examples

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Swim Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a swim instructor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for swim instructor
  • Maintains order and safety in swimming areas and assists in enforcing pool policies
  • Ensures and provides a safe, healthy & clean pool environment at all times
  • Consistent and vigilant monitoring of the pool is required
  • Responds quickly, efficiently, and professionally to any emergency situation
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all aquatic facility rules and regulations
  • Demonstrates ability to enforce all aquatic facility rules and regulations
  • Prepares aquatic instructional equipment before classes begin and put away when lessons have ended
  • Provides corrective and positive feedback to students to foster a positive learning atmosphere
  • Provides specific directions for swim aides and develops their knowledge, skills, and capability for swim instruction
  • Provides swim instruction to students of all ages, abilities and skill levels
Qualifications for swim instructor
  • Current CPR/AED required
  • Current Water Safety Instructor Certification required, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification preferred
  • Current Lifeguard and First Aid Certification required
  • Swim instructor must be in good physical and mental condition to provide life saving services
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and respond calmly to high-pressure emergency situations
  • Ability to lift/move, set up and store equipment and children weighing up to 50 pounds
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Swim Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a swim instructor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for swim instructor
  • May perform other related duties as assigned by supervisory personnel
  • Submit appropriate documentation to Aquatics Management in a timely manner – specifically private lesson availability schedules, change of schedule requests
  • Evaluates and records all students' progress and distributes progress reports to each student at the end of each group lesson session
  • Maintains a constant communication pipeline with the Aquatic Management team as related to assigned duties
  • Maintains appropriate communication with members / clients to ensure World Class follow up, scheduling, and ownership
  • Delivering the highest quality swim instruction to members and guests
  • Contributing toward maintaining the highest level pool experience in the industry
  • Helping develop and grow all aspects of the swim program
  • Providing support to elevate the pool products and member/guest experience
  • Teach 25 minute group, private and semi-private swim lessons to children of all ages and ability levels
Qualifications for swim instructor
  • Must be physically able to activate 911 in an emergency and to administer CPR
  • Must be able to swim 200 yards/meters and tread water for two minutes
  • Must have physical ability to be a swim instructor and to keep certifications current
  • Must have the ability to move on pool deck, see the bottom of the pool and listen for signs of distress
  • Must provide safe, effective and enjoyable group exercise classes
  • Ability to communicate, organize, and motivate people as a group
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Swim Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of swim instructor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for swim instructor
  • Communicate with Swim Lesson Coordinator on a consistent basis for scheduling purposes
  • Provide feedback and areas of improvement to swim lesson participants to help guide them through their swimming journey
  • Facilitate swim tests to children in order to place them in desired level
  • Supervise children closely by keeping all children in sight and using Child Supervision Records properly
  • Perform routine chemical testing on the pool on a daily basis
  • May work in the classroom during inclement weather and hours when the pool is closed
  • Ensures we have the highest level of programming
  • Instructs swimming lessons
  • Initiates, develops and maintains positive relationships with participants and their families
  • Responds quickly and efficiently to member questions regarding Swim School program policies and procedures
Qualifications for swim instructor
  • Must be able to conduct safe and motivating classes that starts and ends on time
  • Must always teach be able to teach progression/recessions classes so that all our members/guest feel successful
  • Minimum of one year experience as a Swim Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute Swim Instructor*
  • The Swim Lesson University Swim Instructor
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Swim Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a swim instructor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for swim instructor
  • Ensure the accurate completion of all documentation, and communicates needs, trends, and issues as they arise
  • Teach, monitor, and assess the performance of swimming lessons participants and documents their progression through the program
  • Delivering professional swimming lessons and parent & toddler sessions in a fun, safe environment 
  • Tailoring sessions to balance fun & engagement with technical progression 
  • Coaching children & adults of varying abilities following the syllabus 
  • Actively selling and promoting sessions  
  • Taking part in daytime activities, team shows and party dances 
  • Working as part of a large team, providing helpful service for all your guests  
  • Working varied hours – especially at the start of season  
  • Support the occasional handling of complaining or emotional guests 
Qualifications for swim instructor
  • Minimum of one year’s experience or 200 hours as a group-exercise instructor for Level I classification
  • Ability to work in the water and humid, wet environment for extended periods of time
  • Work in school building swimming pool environments
  • Current Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certifications required
  • Minimum of three years swim instruction experience
  • Demonstrates proficiency of the English language to read and communicate with others
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Swim Instructor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of swim instructor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for swim instructor
  • Swim England/ASA Level II Swim Teaching Qualification or equivalent national Swim Trainer education for your Country
  • A current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) or equivalent
  • Experience of swim teaching and working with children 
  • The ability to communicate well with adults, families and children of all ages  
  • Maturity and professionalism to handle living and working abroad    
  • Good English – additional languages advantageous   
  • Assist in the setup of the pool for training sessions and maintain the area for non-swim team members to utilize
  • Evaluate and instruct students participating in group and private swim lessons to develop water safety and swimming skills consistent with PRO Club’s principles and provide progress reports to each student at the end of each lesson session
  • Ensuring the aquatics areas are “show-ready” for our members at all times, including cleaning and storing of equipment and teaching aids at the end of each shift
  • Promote a positive environment of learning, while ensuring the safety of all students
Qualifications for swim instructor
  • Must possess thorough knowledge and application of water safety skills
  • Previous teaching experience with adult beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers
  • CPR/AED First Aid Certification (preferred by not required)
  • Red Cross WSI
  • Engaging and professional approach
  • Self-motivated with passion for helping clients achieve their swim goals

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