Instructor - Recreation

South Carolina, USA Req #79
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Swim Instructor Description

The swim instructor is responsible for conducting high quality swim instruction to TOMP program participants while following the Starfish Swim Lesson Guidelines. The swim instructor will ensure the safety of all participants in and around the aquatics area.

Serves as a role model to members and TOMP staff and lives the TOMP Recreation Department’s mission, vision and values at all times.

Ensures the safety of all participants.

Enforces all Aquatics policies and procedures at all TOMP aquatic facilities.

Provides constant feedback to participants to facilitate improvement.

Records and maintains attendance records.

Inspects and immediately notifies the appropriate staff of any broken equipment or unsafe aspects of the pool.

Secures a qualified substitute sub when needed, and notifies supervisor of the shift change.

Utilizes all necessary equipment as related to the program in the proper manner.

Maintains all certifications and follows proper requesting procedures for further/advance certifications.

Attends staff meetings and trainings.

Maintains a positive attitude and acts in a professional manner when interacting with members, participants and staff at all times.

Acts as a responder in case of injury, accident, or illness in the pool area and provide backup to lifeguards as needed in emergencies and crowd control. Report all injuries and complete all required forms.

Plans and prepares for all swim lessons with the goals and abilities of the students in mind.

Communicates effectively with parents as needed.

Completes all necessary paperwork to include but not limited to: First day letter, progress reports, skill charts, evaluation reports, and completion certificates.

Sets up the facility and equipment needed and puts away all equipment upon completion of lessons.
Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and at least six (6) months of any combination of relevant education, training or experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job will be considered.


Current Swim Lesson Instructor, Swim Coach or Starfish Safety Instructor required. Related teaching experience preferred. CPR/AED/First Aid preferred. Must complete Darkness to Light training.

To deliver superior performance in a manner that is distinctive and impactful to each person served and that establishes a standard for quality that endures for generations.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • South Carolina, USA