Head Swim Instructor Job Description

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Under the close supervision of the Swim Lesson Coordinator, performs varied duties associated with implementing, coordinating, and supervising the City’s swim lesson program. Supervision is exercised over swim instructors. May be required to work as needed as a Pool Manager. Work requires flexible hours (mornings and evenings).  Must have working cell phone and email address for contact purposes.



Monitors and supervises swim lesson usage by patrons.

Opens and secures facility for swim lessons.

Maintains class attendance and course records.

Performs general housekeeping practices in the aquatic facility.

Ensures the safety of class participants.

Performs duties as assigned by coordinator when necessary.

Teaches swim lessons when needed.

Physically adapts swimming pool for daily usage by swim lesson patrons.

Balance and maintain proper pool chemical levels and performs basic pool maintenance.

Enforce rules and regulation of proper facility use.

Answers phone, handles money and record keeping for class registration

May perform duties of Pool Manager when necessary.

Receives citizen complaints and inquires and takes or recommends appropriate action.




One (1) year experience as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor(WSI)and experience teaching at all skill levels. Must possess current certificates in American Red Cross CPR for the professional, Advanced First Aid, Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor (WSI). Florida Class Driver’s License.


Knowledge of current swimming techniques, CPR and First Aid.

Effectively interpret and implement Red Cross curriculum and guidelines for swim lessons.

Ability to determine the appropriate skill level for participants.

Good knowledge of the techniques, materials and equipment used in the operations of a Swim Lesson Program.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing pool chemistry and management.

Ability to responsibly oversee the use of the swimming pool for swim lessons.

Ability to investigate and resolve citizen complaints and inquiries.


Ability to successfully demonstrate all swimming strokes.

Ability to understand and communicate with children.

Ability to lift children in the swim lesson program.

Ability to walk, stand, reach, kneel and lift throughout the working day and participate in activities that require physical dexterity.

Ability to see clearly.

Ability to hear.

Ability to communicate effectively in English.

Ability to work in cold, heat, wetness, and around noise, fumes, and odors.

Ability to work in cold, heat, wetness, and around noise, fumes and odors.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Revised -02/14/18