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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

  • $43,000

    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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Swim Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

68.9%

Male

29.5%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.5%

Hispanic or Latino

16.4%

Black or African American

9.7%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.7%

French

11.8%

German

4.5%

Italian

4.0%

Mandarin

3.6%

Chinese

2.9%

Russian

2.5%

Japanese

2.2%

Arabic

2.2%

Polish

2.0%

Portuguese

1.6%

Korean

1.3%

Dutch

0.9%

Cantonese

0.7%

Greek

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Swedish

0.4%

Vietnamese

0.4%

Danish

0.4%

Armenian

0.4%
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Swim Instructor Education

Schools

San Jose State University

6.0%

San Francisco State University

5.8%

Utah State University

5.8%

Brigham Young University

5.8%

Northern Arizona University

5.5%

University of North Texas

5.5%

Iowa State University

5.5%

Sonoma State University

5.1%

Arizona State University

5.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.8%

Texas A&M University

4.8%

University of Texas at Austin

4.8%

Texas State University

4.8%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.6%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

4.6%

University of Iowa

4.4%

University of Arizona

4.4%

Utah Valley University

4.4%

Liberty University

4.1%

University of California - Santa Cruz

4.1%
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Majors

Psychology

15.1%

Business

11.0%

Kinesiology

9.9%

Biology

7.8%

Communication

6.0%

Nursing

5.7%

Elementary Education

4.7%

Education

4.1%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

English

3.7%

Liberal Arts

3.5%

Political Science

3.5%

Sociology

3.0%

Marketing

2.8%

Health Education

2.7%

Special Education

2.7%

Fine Arts

2.5%

Environmental Science

2.5%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%

General Studies

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

55.2%

Other

24.4%

Masters

9.6%

Associate

6.5%

Certificate

2.5%

Doctorate

1.0%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Swim Instructor

  1. Lesson Plans
  2. New Instructors
  3. Group Classes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Helped organize lesson plans for special needs students with cognitive/physical disabilities.
  • Worked with students who were on the autism spectrum, trained new instructors and ran birthday parties and day camps.
  • 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.
  • Red Cross Certified Lifesaving and Water Safety * Red Cross Certified CPR * Taught Swim Lessons - Infants, Children & Adults

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