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Swim Instructor (SAI)

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Job Description 



$15.00/hour for uncertified Instructor aids. $15.50 for CPR/First Aid certified Instructor aids. $16.00/hour for SAI certified Instructors, depending on experience. Part-time, Non-Seasonal, with facility membership benefits for entire family; Flexible schedule including Weekdays & Saturdays.


  • Current Starfish Swimming Instructor certification preferred but willing to train upon hiring (must complete within 30 days of hire.)
  •  Current American Red Cross First Aid certificate, American Red Cross CPR for the professional rescuer certificate or willing to obtain within 60 days of hire.
  • Approved Criminal Background Investigation if 18 years of age or older.

POSITION PURPOSE: This position requires the ability to demonstrate a range of swimming techniques, from beginner to advanced skills. Good communication skills and the ability to effectively instruct swimmers of differing skill levels are vital to the successful execution of this position. This position is responsible for planning and teaching survival swim skills, stroke techniques, and water safety skills for class participants. Incorporate Starfish Aquatic Institute training and procedures into class sessions. Monitor swimmers, observe and correct errors, and ensure the safety of class members. Must maintain records and progress reports and provide instruction in accordance with CHPRSA policies.


  •  Provide instruction for aquatic-sponsored group lessons as required.
  • Administer basic skills tests and record student progress.
  • Promote and support all Center activities.
  • Enforce safety regulations and supervise aquatic activities.
  • Assume responsibility for establishing and maintaining positive relations with students, guardians and patrons.
  • Assume responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective working relations with personnel and management.
  • Assume responsibility for other duties assigned.


Cottonwood Heights Parks and Recreation Service Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, age, physical or mental disability, National origin or veteran status

2024 SWIM INSTRUCTOR.doc.pdf