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Swimming Lesson Instructor



Swimming Lesson Instructor

Position Purpose:

Responsible to instruct swimming lessons in the manner provided by the Aquatics Director while maintaining a safe pool environment for students and other patrons.

Education, Experience, & Skills (Minimum Requirement):

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Previous swimming lesson instruction experience preferred.

Licensure/Certification Requirement(s):

  • CPR/AED and First Aid required upon hire.
  • American Red Cross certification in Water Safety Instruction preferred.


  • Develops swimming skills in students and communicates any issues or problems to parents of the participants. Develops bonds with students through consistent attendance and clear expectations.
  • Responsible for the safety of participants in their class.
  • Able to control and discipline students in a positive manner consistent with the rules and safety guidelines of Family Wellness.
  • Follows and/or develops lesson plans consistent with Family Wellness lessons that are challenging and appropriate for each class level taught.
  • Provides feedback to Aquatics Director or Aquatics Coordinator concerning all programs in which incumbent is involved.
  • Evaluates and records all students progress and distributes progress reports to each student at the end of each session of lessons.
  • Performs other pool set up, breakdown, and cleaning duties as required.
  • Responsible for understanding and maintaining the Aquatics Department policies and procedures.
  • Exchange resources and information with other Family Wellness employees.
  • Maintains a constant communication pipeline with the Aquatics Director and Aquatics Coordinator.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Customer Service
    • Interacts with customers in a warm and friendly way.
    • Takes immediate action to meet customer requests or needs.
    • Listens to understand what customers have to say.
  • Safety
    • Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action; seeking assistance when needed.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures.
    • Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • Mission and Values
    • Demonstrates personal commitment to the Mission and Values of the organization.
      • Mission:
        • The mission of Family Wellness is to inspire healthy lifestyles by connecting people in a fun environment.
      • Values:
        • Teamwork Support each other.
        • Communication Share. Listen. Learn.
        • Integrity Do the right thing.
        • Innovation Keep it fresh.
        • Safety Create a safe place.
        • Welcome Inviting.
        • Fun Enjoy life.
    • Makes a decision considering the impact of the decision on other areas.
    • Initiates collaboration with others outside of service area.
    • Models accountability for learning by sharing knowledge and learning from others.
    • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Interpersonal/Communication/Relationships
    • Builds effective working relationships.
    • Expresses appreciation to others for their work.
    • Treats others with respect.


  • Demonstrates both knowledge and application of Family Wellness policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Facilitates and supports change within Family Wellness.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning for themselves and staff.
  • Demonstrates and applies continuous quality improvement knowledge and skills.


  • Demonstrates skill in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
  • Verbalizes and demonstrates knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee and member information.
  • Demonstrates ability to collect, analyze and present data as appropriate to position.


  • Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position; verbalizes knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.
  • Diagnoses equipment problems; repairs equipment or seeks out appropriate person to make repairs.
  • Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, this employee is frequently required to use fine motor skills to operate a computer, keyboard, and mouse, and must sit, stand, walk, and kneel. Must be able to speak, hear, and understand the English language. This employee occasionally is required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


This position is classified as a Category III position under OSHA guidelines with no risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.

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Family Wellness
Fargo ND 58104