Swim Lesson Coordinator Job Description

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



Develops, schedules and supervises the City’s Swim Lesson Program.

Supervises the operation and maintenance of the swimming pools during the Swim Lesson program.

Prepares correspondence, keeps records and makes reports.

Conduct class registration, maintains class attendance and course records.

Ensures the safety of class participants.

Schedules use of aquatic facilities.

Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates swim lesson personnel.

Ensures that safety regulations and standards are followed.

Enforce rules and regulations and department policy of proper facility use.

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

May perform duties of Pool Manager when necessary.

Monitors and supervises swim lesson usage by patrons.

Opens and secures facility for swim lessons.

Performs general housekeeping practices in the aquatic facility.

Performs duties as assigned by Rec Superintendent when necessary.

Teaches swim lessons when needed.

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

Answers phone, handles money and record keeping for class registration



One year of Supervisory experience required, two (2) years of experience as Red cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and have taught at all skill levels. Must possess current certificates in American Red Cross CPR for the professional, First Aide, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor (WSI). Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license.


Knowledge of current swimming techniques, CPR and First Aid.

Ability to develop and implement public swim lessons for the community.

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

Working knowledge of swimming pool operation and management.

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

Skilled in various aquatic activities.

Ability to determine the appropriate skill level for participants.

Ability to responsibly oversee and coordinate the schedule of the swimming pool for swim lessons.

Ability to investigate and resolve citizen complaints and inquiries.

Knowledge of public relations techniques.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.

Ability to train, supervise, schedule and evaluate aquatic personnel.


Ability to successfully demonstrate all swimming strokes

Ability to understand and communicate with children.

Ability to lift children up to 50 lbs 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.

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.

Revision Date - 02/14/18