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Swim Lesson Coordinator

Rate of pay: $11.75/hour

Work location: Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time leadership, motivating and delegating, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds as well as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

The CRWC Swim Lesson Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the swim instructor staff and assisting with the overall operation of the Learn-To-Swim program. The Swim Lesson Coordinator will ensure that all safety and teaching guidelines are followed and will conduct regular evaluations of the swim instructor staff.  This position will also be available during swimming lessons to answer questions from participants of the program.


  • Attend swimming lesson sessions to supervise and answer participant questions.
  • Set up and track registrations for each Learn-To-Swim session.
  • Conduct regular in-service trainings and staff meetings.
  • Create Learn-To-Swim instructor schedules.
  • Evaluate instructors regularly and provide constructive feedback.
  • Assist instructors with lesson planning.
  • Create and update Learn-To-Swim instructor manual.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and guardians of lesson participants.
  • Fill in as a substitute instructor when needed.
  • Maintain current certifications including any additional safety training.
  • Track and organize lesson participant report cards for each session.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Outstanding customer service skills; competent computer and audio-visual skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • High level of emotional maturity
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Punctuality
  • Attend weekly meetings with Aquatic program staff.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a currently enrolled college student.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Professional Rescuer certification preferred

Training requirements

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • Recreational Services Employee Orientation
  • Minors on Campus

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