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Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$15.45/hour
  • Posted Date:01/29/2019

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

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The WSI 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 and American Red Cross guidelines. Classes include parent and child classes, American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes, tween/teen classes, and adult instructional classes. The WSI 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
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