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Become A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

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Working As A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • $38,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Do At City of Lacey

* Lifeguards
* Provide and maintain high standards of professionalism and excellent customer service to all program participants and program visitors.
* Comply with the City of Lacey's work safety standards and procedures.
* Administer first-aid and follow standard procedures to prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens.
* Respond quickly to rescue and emergency situations.
* Prepare and set-up equipment prior to the start of each shift.
* Wear a uniform (lifeguard shirt, swim suit, emergency fanny pack, and whistle).
* Maintain a constant scan of the water when on duty.
* Maintain guarding area until relieved or in response to an emergency.
* Attend all mandatory trainings.
* Complete accurate reports of rescues, accidents, disciplines, and first-aid treatments.
* Swim Instructors_
* Provide and maintain high standards of professionalism and excellent customer service to all program participants and program visitors.
* Comply with the City of Lacey's work safety standards and procedures.
* Prepare daily lesson plans.
* Prepare and set-up equipment prior to the start of each class.
* Provide appropriate discipline to class participants

What Does A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Do At Jewish Community Center

* The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is currently accepting applications for part-time positions for: SWIM INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGAURD.
* We are looking for motivated team players comfortable working in a structured environment.
* Our members provide our community fitness center with dedicated clientele, and we encourage a strong customer service focus in our team.
* The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island located in Providences beautiful East Side provides its members with quality educational and social programs and services, has a recently redesigned fitness facility, and a thriving aquatic community with a RIMA certified competitive team.
* This position is looking to fill Monday
* Friday 5:30
* am guarding and 4:00
* pm teaching.
* Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Enforce all pool rules and aquatics center and Jewish Alliance policies
* Follow swim lesson progression guidelines
* Arrive punctually for all lessons
* Maintain a consistent work schedule where you always exceed members' expectations
* Excellent communication with the parents of swimmers as well as all members and staff
* Provide motivation, encouragement and positive energy to each student in each lesson.
* Submit proper administrative paperwork for all payroll accurately and timely
* Track of each client's swim lessons and fee payments
* Actively participate in department meetings
* Assist in the development, implementation and marketing of innovative swim programs
* Active participation in meetings and training programs including in-service training; maintain current Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED certification
* Assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of the aquatics center
* Notify Aquatics manager or a manager of any accidents, rescues, or problems that have arisen, or equipment in need of repair
* Create practice schedules
* Understand and anticipate the needs of members; be attentive, listen carefully and follow up
* Maintain a clean, safe work environment
* Enforce the rules and policies of the Jewish Alliance Center
* Enjoy the following benefits of employment with The Jewish Alliance:
* A strong member base and dedicated clientele
* Employee service discount
* Full use of community fitness center facilities and services including aquatics, and athletics
* Employment with a large, financially sound Company with a growing family

What Does A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Do At Mills College

* _
* Attends and participates in ongoing in-service trainings, staff meetings, or other trainings as directed by the Aquatics Director.
* Maintains safe work conditions and complies with established safety policies, practices, procedures, and requirements.
* Performs related duties as needed

What Does A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Do At City of Lacey

* Responsible for a staff of 6
* lifeguards/swim instructors.
* Ensure lifeguards are proactive in preventing emergencies.
* Ensure lifeguards enforce rules correctly and know the areas of pool coverage.
* Evaluate and if needed change pool areas of coverage/positions to ensure the best visibility of patrons.
* Assign duties among staff.
* Set an example and hold staff to high standards of professionalism and excellent customer service.
* Be the point of contact when conflicts arise among staff and customers.
* Lead staff in rescue/incident operations.
* Ensure cash is handled appropriately and turned in after each shift.
* Observe instructors and provide guidance/suggestions on how to improve teaching.
* Ensure instructors are maintaining high standards of student safety and valuable swimming instruction.
* Maintain safety/rescue equipment and replenish as needed.
* Ensure reports are accurately completed and turned in for rescues, accidents, and discipline.
* Responsible for opening/closing facilities and having keys to facilities.
* Lifeguard.
* Teach swim lessons

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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

54.5%

Male

35.0%

Unknown

10.5%
Ethnicity

White

65.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.4%

French

12.4%

German

4.5%

Russian

3.9%

Italian

3.1%

Mandarin

2.7%

Chinese

2.5%

Portuguese

2.0%

Japanese

1.9%

Cantonese

1.1%

Korean

1.0%

Arabic

1.0%

Polish

0.9%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Turkish

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Armenian

0.6%

Swedish

0.5%

Vietnamese

0.5%
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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Education

Schools

University of Massachusetts Amherst

6.1%

Pennsylvania State University

6.0%

Michigan State University

5.9%

Brigham Young University

5.6%

University of Washington

5.5%

Ohio State University

5.5%

Illinois State University

5.3%

University of Iowa

5.3%

Arizona State University

5.2%

University of Connecticut

5.2%

Iowa State University

5.0%

Northern Arizona University

4.7%

Colorado State University

4.6%

Florida State University

4.5%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.4%

James Madison University

4.3%

Washington State University

4.3%

Montclair State University

4.3%

Temple University

4.2%

San Diego State University

4.2%
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Majors

Business

13.3%

Psychology

13.1%

Kinesiology

8.5%

Biology

7.9%

Nursing

7.7%

Criminal Justice

6.0%

Communication

5.6%

Political Science

3.6%

English

3.5%

Liberal Arts

3.4%

Elementary Education

3.4%

Marketing

3.3%

Education

3.2%

General Studies

2.8%

Accounting

2.7%

Sociology

2.6%

Medical Technician

2.5%

History

2.3%

Management

2.3%

Health Education

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

56.7%

Other

24.7%

Associate

7.5%

Masters

7.5%

Certificate

2.1%

Doctorate

0.8%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Median 50%
$70,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
University of Nebraska Omaha
Highest Paying City
Lynnwood, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in the United States is $38,586 per year or $19 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $70,000.

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Top Skills for A Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

  1. Lifeguard Training
  2. Lesson Plans
  3. CPR
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Position taken to keep certifications current, responsibilities include guarding and teaching lifeguard training and water safety classes.
  • Generated lesson plans and submitted evaluation reports at the end of each week for every swimmer.
  • Overlooked safety of swimmers, proper AED and CPR training, created daily plans for swim classes
  • Monitored pool area for violations and potential hazardous situations.
  • Responded to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures; provided timely and accurate reports and follow-ups.

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