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Job Title: Swim Instructor

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Swim Instructor to join our team. The Swim Instructor will be responsible for teaching swimming techniques and water safety to students of all ages and skill levels. The ideal candidate will have a passion for swimming and a desire to help others learn and improve their skills.


  • Develop and implement lesson plans for students of all ages and skill levels
  • Instruct students on proper swimming techniques and water safety
  • Provide feedback and encouragement to students to help them improve their skills
  • Ensure a safe and clean environment for all students
  • Communicate with parents and guardians regarding student progress and any concerns
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and progress


  • Previous experience as a Swim Instructor or lifeguard
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Strong swimming skills and knowledge of swimming techniques
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with students of all ages and skill levels
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Certification as a Swim Instructor or lifeguard preferred.

Physical Requirements: The Swim Instructor must be able to swim and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry equipment up to 50 pounds.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings options.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Swim Instructor

What is the best way to find and hire a Swim Instructor near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Swim Instructor applicants. Employers posting their Swim Instructor job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Swim Instructor applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Swim Instructor are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 13 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Swim Instructor positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Swim Instructor role?
SMS has 87% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Swim Instructor job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Swim Instructors are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 170% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Swim Instructor applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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