Provide novice/introductory competitive swim instruction in accordance with the program guidelines, with some independence. Provide introductory fundamentals of competitive swimming with a focus on a progression of techniques. Promote an environment consistent with program philosophies and goals.
Example of Duties:
Plans and instructs novice swim practices; develops and implements age and skill appropriate curriculum in line with program outline and expectations.
Supervises participants in novice swim program providing for the progress, safety, comfort and enjoyment of participants.
Assists with set up and break down of equipment and facilities.
Completes required records and documentation.
Maintains the organization and cleanliness of facilities and equipment.
Responds to accidents and incidents according to procedures.
Communicates effectively with participants, parents and staff, providing accurate information related to work assignment.
Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: learning development, stroke technique, water safety, teaching methods, practices and progressions. Strong personal swimming skills.
Ability and skill to: Demonstrate initiative, exercise some independent decision making, plan activities and tasks; provide leadership from within team; effectively communicate with staff and public, interact with a variety of patrons/participants; demonstrate swim techniques; establish and maintain positive, respectful and cooperative relationships with all contacts.
Required Experience and Training:
1. High school graduation or equivalency.
2. One year previous work related experience with swimming instructional programs or coaching.
3. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training.