Midwest Pool Management
  • Shrewsbury, MO, USA
  • Part Time

Job Description

Swim Lesson Instructor

Trained to teach private and group swim lessons to a variety of participates.

Our Goals

  1. Make swimming a fun and enjoyable activity.
  2. Promote safety in the pool and their surroundings.
  3. Encourage and promote independent swimmers.
  4. Improve swimmers ability throughout the course of the program.

Prerequisite Skills:

  1. At least 15 years of age.
  2. Ability to demonstrate Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Sidestroke, and Elementary Backstroke.
  3. Ability to tread water for 1 minute.
  4. For older levels, ability to demonstrate front standing dive, open turns, and flip turns.
  5. Ability to demonstrate surface dive and swim under water for 10 yards.


  1. Instructor will attend a Swim Lesson Clinic in order to get certified to teach lessons.
  2. Fill out and sign an Instructor Agreement at the Swim Lesson Clinic.

General Duties:

  1. Have general knowledge of all levels and follow all guidelines of Swim Care Program.
  2. Always review skills from previous day.
  3. Begin and end class on time. Arrive 10 minutes before each class so you can have time to set up supplies and have lesson plans ready to go.
  4. Maintain safety at all times. Never leave class unattended.
  5. Set class expectations before the start of lessons and enforce those expectations.
  6. Make sure all paperwork is filled out as needed daily. This includes attendance and skills for each student.
  7. Introduce yourself to parents and be willing to discuss their child's progress.
  8. At the end of each session, complete a progress report or certificate for every student in the class and have parents fill out an evaluation form.

Uniform Requirements

You should wear your MPM lifeguard swimsuit or swim trunks. If you are not a lifeguard, make sure you wear a plain black one-piece swimsuit or black swim trunks. Also, make sure you are wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 15.

Scheduling and Availability

Schedules will be determined based on your availability. Coordinators will hand out blank availability sheets the day of the swim lesson clinic at your facility. Keep in mind you must be able to work the ENTIRE session that you are scheduled for. On your availability, please list what levels you are comfortable with teaching so you can get paired with the appropriate lesson.

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