Nov 12, 2018

Swim Instructor

  • Life Time Athletic
  • Gainesville, VA, USA
Part time Swim Instructor

Job Description


Do you have a passion for Swimming and living a healthy way of life? We are looking for a passionate Swim Instructor who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and will help members improve their swimming in our state-of-the-art recreational and lap pools, both indoors and out. We provide in-house paid training, so although experience is preferred, it is not required. A typical day for a Swim Instructor could include:

  • Having fun teaching a life skill to our youngest members!
  • Evaluating members swimming ability to determine the correct swim level
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and order of our Aquatics Facilities

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Instructs swimming lessons and Aquatics events
  • Creates an educational, safe and inviting experience for all participants
  • Initiates, develops and maintains positive relationships with participants
  • Quickly and efficiently responds to member questions, comments, and concerns
  • Provides a safe, clean and organized pool area
  • Promotes and sells all Aquatics programs and services
  • Responds to member questions regarding Life Time's programs, policies and procedures
  • Maintains order and safety in swimming areas and assists in enforcing club  and pool policies
  • Immediately reports suspicious or inappropriate behaviors or abuse 

         relating to youth


  • Education & Experience
  • Working towards a high school diploma or GED
  • Swim lesson instruction or coaching experience preferred
  • One year customer service preferred

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations

  • Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid (preferred)
  • Red Cross CPR-PR/AED (preferred)
  • First Aid certification required within 60 days of hire
  • Complete and Pass Life Time Swim Instructor Certification
  • Complete LTU Required Learning before first shift
  • Complete all LTU courses within first 60 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to swim the major strokes of Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke 
  • and Butterfly
  • Excellent customer service skills, energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build relationship with members of all ages
  • Comfortable working with all age groups, including children
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
  • Ability to tolerate loud noises
  • Firmly but tactfully enforce Life Time policies and procedures
  • Ability to multi-task and learn quickly
  • Ability to acknowledge difficult situations and respond accordingly
  • Self starter, reliable, responsible and dedicated
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and easily

All Life Time Team Members receive:

  • Complimentary Life Time membership
  • Team Member discounts for Life Time products & services

Additional Full Time Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Industry-leading Education and Training 
  • Flexible Spending Account Dependent (day) Care Account


  • $12-18 per hour depending on experience and market

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