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Swim Instructor

Company: Western Eagle Company Metro Rec District
Location: gypsum
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position is currently OPEN for hire ASAP.

Mountain Recreation offers a fun, exciting environment to our participants and staff alike; one that fosters, skill building, movement, life skills and fun! Applicants must be enthusiastic and love working with children, have strong skills in working as a team with coworkers and show strong communication and class management skills. Every employee receives a membership to all Mountain Recreation facilities.

The purpose of a Swim Instructor is to facilitate and teach group and/or private swim lessons at Gypsum Recreation Center, and Eagle Pool and Ice Rink as assigned and per American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim curriculum. Swim Instructors teach people of different abilities and needsinfants and preschoolers, children and youth, people with disabilities, adult beginners, and older adultshow to swim and how to be safe in, on and around the water.

Salary: Part-time year round; Starting $14.05/hr

Benefits include: 3.75% contribution to 401a account, and accrued sick leave according to the HFWA. For more information on benefits, check out our website at Eagle County, Colorado

Essential functions

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Planning lessons and activities for American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Parent and Child Aquatics group lessons
  • Planning lessons and activities for American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3 group lessons
  • Planning lessons and activities for American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 1-4 group lessons
  • Scheduling and Planning lessons and activities for American Red Cross Private and Semi-Private lessons
  • Communicating to parents before or after each lesson what their child did during the lesson, what information is to be covered at the next lesson and what their child need to improve on.
  • Managing groups of children with a ration of 1:4 or 1:6 of instructor to children
  • Maintaining a safe and welcoming learning environment for all age groups
  • Knowledge of the facility Emergency Action Plan and understanding the role of a swim instructor in an emergency
  • Integrating American Red Cross Safety Topics into each lesson
  • Adapting and offering alternatives to lesson objectives for participants with special needs, with inclusion as the emphasis.

Secondary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Completing report cards for each participant and handed out at the last lesson
  • Having swim equipment staged before lessons begin and put away in storage after each lesson.
  • Handing out Parent Evaluations at the end of each session
  • Communicating to parents when the next session of swim lessons will be available and can make a recommendation of what level the participant should sign up for next.

Competency Candidates must be able to communicate with patrons in English, bilingual in Spanish preferred. Candidates must be knowledgeable of swim strokes including Front Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, Back Crawl, Butterfly, Sidestroke as well as open turns, flip turns, head first entries. Candidates must be knowledgeable of teaching above techniques and be knowledgeable of safety precautions for swimmers. Candidates must be up to date on the latest edition of American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim curriculum.

Work environment indoors year-round including warm, moderately humid conditions and moderately noisy at Gypsum Recreation Center, outdoors in the summer at Gypsum Creek Pool and Eagle Pool and Ice Rink including warm to colder weather, rain, sun exposure, and moderately. All facilities are a Drug and Alcohol Free workplace.

Physical demands - Candidates must be capable of swimming, sitting, walking, running, bending over, kneeling, lifting items up to 50lbs. Candidates must be able to see and hear people in the pool.

Expected hours of work part time year-round or seasonal, less than 30 hours per week. Shifts vary based on facility, time of day, day of the week and month of the year. Typical shifts include mornings 9am-12pm., early evening shifts 3:45m-6pm, and weekend shifts 9am-12pm. Monday and Wednesday evening group lessons are offered in 3 week sessions year round at Gypsum Recreation Center, Saturday morning lessons are offered year round at Gypsum Recreation Center and at Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in the summer. Monday-Thursday morning lessons are offered in 3 week sessions at Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in the summer. Private and Semi-Private swim lessons are offered at all three pools as available.

Eligibility qualifications Must be at least 16 years old.

Required education and experience Must hold current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification or can obtain within one year of teaching swim lessons. WSI is required or 1-2 years teaching swim lessons.

Preferred education and experience High School diploma or GED is preferred. Experience teaching age group, high school, collegiate and adult swimmers preferred. American Red Cross Lifeguard certification preferred. American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer certification preferred.

Keywords: Western Eagle Company Metro Rec District, Snowmass , Swim Instructor, Other , gypsum, Colorado

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