Swim Instructor

Currently accepting applications.

Provide swim lessons/ private or group to adults of all levels and abilities based on American Red Cross (ARC) standards and program requirements.

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Start Date: Winter 2024

Duration: academic year, summers flexible

Hours: Part-time

Location: Allendale, Recreation Center

Qualifications & Certifications

Preferred Certifications

  • Life Guard Certification (which includes American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED)
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor - may be substituted with experience teaching swim lessons
  • Experience on a competitive swim team.


  • Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills in swim lessons instruction
  • Ability to demonstrate skills as required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards, diving rings, lifejackets, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to positively interact with the general public.


  • The swim instructor is responsible for instructing all swim lesson participants
  • Responsible for the safety of the participant in their own class
  • Work hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
  • Instructs and evaluates students participating in swim lessons
  • Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information on time
  • Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled
  • Act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • All other duties as assigned and appropriate.

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