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Working As a 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

  • $23,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Swim Instructor Do At YMCA of Greater Seattle

* What you’ll be doing…
* Our Y is looking for outgoing Swim Instructors who enjoy teaching children and adults new skills, helping them achieve goals and preparing them for future success.
* In this role you will teach children and adults water acclimation and safety, water movement and stamina, and stroke development and mechanics.
* Each year our Y’s teach thousands of people to swim and enjoy the water as a form of play and life-long exercise.
* Who are you?
* If you're the right candidate for the job, you love teaching the joy of swimming to children and adults; you find satisfaction in helping others to learn and succeed; can command a class of 3 – 6 children through swim instruction; enjoy a fast-paced environment, and have the flexibility to teach multiple levels of instruction.
* You keep the safety of participants at the forefront of your work while teaching participants to thrive in an aquatic environment

What Does A Swim Instructor Do At University of Denver

* Maintain a safe environment for participants and parents.
* Instruct swimming skills in group and private settings to participants of all ages and abilities.
* Evaluate program participants according to DU Learn to Swim standards.
* Adapt teaching approaches to the experience, ability and culture of Learn to Swim participants so they can meet lesson objectives.
* Complete and submit program and participant progress reports as required.
* Communicate with parents and/or participants regarding participant's progress and how they may be able to assist in the participant's progress.
* Provide excellent customer service to all Ritchie Center guests

What Does A Swim Instructor Do At Centegra Health Systems

* Individuals should be serious in their attitude toward their job responsibilities and have aptitude for thinking clearly in emergency situations.
* Responsible for safety of all program participants in and about the pool area.
* Must prepare for and teach lessons that adhere with the American Red Cross guidelines.
* Lesson plans required.
* Responsible for testing and evaluating students at least once during the session.
* Must attend and be responsible for the information at any staff meetings and in-service trainings.
* Responsible for issuing a properly completed progress report to each student on the last class day of the session.
* Accept responsibility for any duties as assigned by the Aquatic Manager

What Does A Swim Instructor Do At Kalispell Regional Medical Center

* Provides quality and enjoyable swim lessons following the guidelines and class progressions as established by The Summit.
* Provides state of the art swim instruction and is creative.
* Stays up to date with all current information and new techniques.
* Provides a safe environment for students.
* Reviews safety rules.
* Enters and exits the water in a safe manner.
* Keeps students in front of them.
* Begins and ends lessons on time.
* Is prepared for lessons with progress sheets and lesson plans.
* Teaches class using proper technique.
* Uses the show, tell and kinesthetic teaching methods.
* Gets in the water during each class and goes under water with the students.
* The skills taught in class reflect the goals for that level.
* Uses consistent terminology and child appropriate language.
* Good class management skills.
* Lessons are productive and fun.
* Keeps the students attention throughout the entire class and focuses on the skills to be learned.
* Helps with setting and cleaning up (lane lines).
* Keeps the pool area clean and organized.
* Shows genuine care for the facility and informs the aquatic supervisor/coordinator of repairs needed.
* Performs life saving duties as trained and as necessary.
* Knowledgeable of the emergency action plan and participates in scheduled in-service trainings and staff meetings

What Does A Swim Instructor Do At Jewish Community Center

* The Swim Instructor will be responsible for planning and organizing personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Swim Lessons Coordinator.
* This position is directly responsible for enforcing pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all participants in each swim class.
* This position requires positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.
* Job Functions:** _The description does not list every function of the position._
* 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.
* Attend scheduled class preparation time to arrange lesson plans, equipment, and any paperwork associated with classes.
* Instructs, tests, and evaluates students participating in any aspect of the JCC swim program.
* Maintains order and discipline in classes to ensure a safe environment and promote a learning atmosphere.
* Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information in a timely manner.
* Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
* Provides a positive example to participants through conduct, dress, and manners.
* Represents the Jewish Community Center in a positive, professional manner to the community.
* Prevents accidents through enforcements of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the pool and surrounding area.
* Teaches to the standard set in place by the Jewish Community Center.
* Other duties as assigned

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Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
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$16,000
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$23,000
Median 50%
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$32,000
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Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
Boston, MA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does a Swim Instructor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Swim Instructor in the United States is $23,403 per year or $11 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $16,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $32,000.

Top Skills for A Swim Instructor

  1. Lesson Plans
  2. Group Swim Lessons
  3. Group Classes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided a fun and enriching learning experience by developing individualized lesson plans to promote maximum success for each individual child.
  • Coordinated with community residents to establish group swim lessons.
  • Job Details: Working and Teaching children from the ages of 5-13 in private and group classes.
  • Design Classes and examinations for all age groups, responsible for producing grades and certificates to ASA standard.
  • Assisted in teaching water safety-Provided swimming lesson and CPR lessons

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Swim Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

60.1%

Male

28.8%

Unknown

11.1%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

16.4%

Black or African American

10.2%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.7%

French

11.1%

Italian

4.0%

German

3.8%

Mandarin

3.2%

Chinese

3.0%

Russian

2.7%

Portuguese

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Arabic

2.3%

Korean

1.5%

Polish

1.4%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Hebrew

0.7%

Dutch

0.5%

Greek

0.5%

Swedish

0.4%

Hindi

0.4%

Armenian

0.4%
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Swim Instructor Education

Schools

Arizona State University

7.2%

Brigham Young University

7.0%

Texas A&M University

6.1%

University of Texas at Austin

6.1%

San Jose State University

6.0%

San Francisco State University

5.8%

University of North Texas

5.4%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.7%

Illinois State University

4.7%

University of Iowa

4.7%

University of Arizona

4.5%

Montclair State University

4.5%

George Mason University

4.4%

Texas State University

4.4%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.2%

University of Central Florida

4.1%

Rowan University

4.1%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

4.0%

Utah State University

4.0%

Iowa State University

4.0%
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Majors

Psychology

15.3%

Business

11.7%

Kinesiology

9.8%

Biology

7.3%

Nursing

6.2%

Communication

6.2%

Elementary Education

4.4%

Criminal Justice

4.0%

Education

3.9%

English

3.7%

Liberal Arts

3.3%

Marketing

3.2%

Political Science

3.0%

Health Education

2.9%

General Studies

2.7%

Accounting

2.6%

Sociology

2.5%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%

Human Development

2.4%

History

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

56.6%

Other

24.2%

Masters

8.5%

Associate

6.8%

Certificate

2.3%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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Updated May 19, 2020