PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT
- Must be 15 years of age.
- Have or willing to obtain WSI certification.
- Ability to plan, organize and conduct an appropriate course for each assigned class.
- Be in good physical condition, which would not prevent one from performing his/her duties. If a medical condition exists OR if you are taking medications, please notify your supervisor.
- Effective communication skills.
- Must have pleasant yet assertive personality with a strong desire to serve others.
- Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Must have ability to become proficient in the skills that you teach.
- Must be dependable and able to get along with other people.
- Must demonstrate aptitude and competence for assigned responsibilities.
- Full knowledge of pool rules, EAP, and both pool facilities.
- Available to work evenings and weekends.
- Notify HR when you turn 18. There must be complete fingerprints done at the district office.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participation in required staff meetings/in-services. Must attend at least 4 a year.
- Remain calm under noisy and confusing conditions.
- Demonstrate aquatic skills accurately.
- Plan, organize and direct a safe and progressive swim lessons.
- Discern unsafe situations and take the initiative to correct the situation.
- Follow and enforce all pool and diving rules.
- Follow directives of supervisor in charge.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF A SWIM INSTRUCTOR:
- Instructors are responsible for teaching all skills needed to pass the level they are teaching.
- Teach methods of swimming following program standards and stress water safety.
- Attendance and report card certificates are the instructors’ responsibility.
- Work with supervisor during lesson registration.
- Give 2 week advance notice for sessions that you will not be teaching.
- Clean up all equipment used during their classes at the end of their class.
- Adhere to PSD Aquatic policy on scheduling private lessons outside of regular lesson schedule.
- Discriminate between swimming skill proficiency levels and offer corrective feedback.
- If a parent approaches you during class and it is more than a quick comment, ask them to speak to you after class or see if the supervisor can answer their questions.
- Any level changes must be cleared with the supervisor.
- Must keep all certifications updated and on file at the pool.
- While teaching a private lesson, you should not talk to anyone except the child and his/her parents. Remove all distractions.
- Instructors moving from one area of the pool to another need to get out of the pool and walk with their class.
- Instructors shall demonstrate genuine interest in student’s progress.
- Attentiveness to students. Learn your student’s names.
- Enthusiasm while instructing.
- Maintain a positive, supportive, yet assertive approach to teaching.
- Provide group practice as well as individual correction.
- Use a variety of techniques in order to reach all students.
- Provide well organized lessons that flow from beginning to end.
- Insure the safety of students through close observation at all times. Do not turn your back on your students.
- Use appropriate drills and methods for student’s level and age.
- Be patient, enthusiastic, confident, have a sense of humor, sense of imagination, an authoritative but instructive voice, various swimming skills.