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Swim Lesson Instructor

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.34/hour
  • Posted Date:01/29/2019

Applications for this position are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Swim Lesson Instructor is responsible for teaching swim lessons to swimmers between the ages of 6 months to adults and seniors according to Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center guidelines. Classes include parent and child classes, American Red Cross Learn-to- Swim classes, tween/teen classes, and adult instructional classes. The Swim Lesson Instructor will enforce pool and safety rules and Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center policies to maintain a safe environment and customer satisfaction.


  • Be familiar with American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels and other Red Cross water safety courses and know how to use course materials effectively
  • Provide swim instruction to students of all ages, abilities, and skill levels
  • Adapt your teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants so they can meet course objectives
  • Evaluate students and recommend appropriate classes for their skill levels
  • Provide corrective and positive feedback to students to ensure learning and a positive atmosphere
  • Complete student evaluation cards
  • Have all instructional equipment ready before lessons begin and put all equipment away at the end of lessons.
  • Communicate regularly with participants and parents
  • Recognize distressed swimmers and provide the necessary assistance
  • Know, understand, and enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Never leave students unattended
  • Report to duty and be ready to work 15 minutes prior to the beginning of your shift
  • Maintain a positive rapport and image with the patrons.
  • Keeps the facility clean, including pool, pool area, and locker rooms.


Current certification in the following:

  • Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Automated External Defibrillation (preferred)
  • Swimming background knowledge
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