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Swim Instructor - Temp

Apply now Job no: 498984
Work type: Part-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Enrollment Management and Student Success

Job Summary

Swim lesson instructor.

Essential Functions

  • Provide swim lessons with encouragement and positive reinforcement to individuals of all ages and levels of the Drexel and campus community.
  • Enforce all pool policies while creating a welcome, safe, and inclusive environment for all individuals.
  • Begin and end lessons on time, remain after lessons to answer questions as needed.
  • Disperse and clean up lesson-related equipment.
  • Educate participants on proper technique and promote water safety.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies in accordance with emergency action plan and prevent injuries by eliminating hazardous situations and behaviors.
  • Submit and maintain proper paperwork in a timely manner, including weekly swim lesson statistics.
  • Maintain appropriate dress for all lessons, including appropriate bathing suit while working with swim clients.
  • Attend bi-annual All Staff Training and in-service trainings each term.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator, Aquatics.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience.
  • Ability to commit to teaching at least one hour of lessons per week.
  • Previous swim instructor experience.
  • Proficient in swimming including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain dependable and timely communication.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.


University City, Philadelphia PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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