Health & Recreation Complex

Swim Instructors

Job Description

The general function of a swim instructor is to conduct swimming instruction using a safe and responsive manner and to administer instruction equally among students.

General Duties

  • Teach according to the prewritten guidelines for each class level. Creativity and different styles of teaching are encouraged!
  • Gather the group of participants prior to each class and review skills from the past lessons.
  • Classes must begin and end promptly at the scheduled times. This means that you need to be at work 20 minutes before the first class of each session and 10 minutes prior to every additional lesson.
  • Obtain all equipment before the start of class and return it to the proper areas after class. If you find faulty equipment let your supervisor know immediately.
  • Promote safety of everyone at all times by keeping your eyes on every student.
  • Use positive reinforcement. Start out with a positive aspect, next tell them what to fix, and then end with another positive aspect. Always end with a positive!
  • Always be polite and willing to discuss a child's progress with a parent. Emphasize the positive and find positive ways to discuss weaknesses.
  • Find a time to introduce yourself to parents.
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures.
  • At the end of each class session complete a progress report for your students and ask them to fill out an evaluation of your performance.
  • Instructors must be certified in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or adult, child and infant CPR, First Aid, and hold a valid WSI.

Normal Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 11p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Facility Break Hours


530 W. 49th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-4472 (4HRC)
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