Swim Lesson Instructor - Job Description

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Starting Salary
Open until Filled
  • Days: Vary based on season.
  • Hours: Under 1,000 hours per year
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Johnson County Park and Recreation District seeks a positive, energetic professional to provide excellent swim lessons to the citizens of Johnson County and community visitors. Successful performance helps ensure the provision of recreational opportunities and improved quality of life for the citizens of Johnson County. Instructors will ensure a safe, fun and educational enviornment for participants of the program.  

Swim Lesson At SMAC 2021

Essential Responsibilities of the Position: 

  • Instruct participants for both swimming and safety skills in water. 
  • Provide a fun and educational swim lesson experience for both participants and parents. 
  • Observe and enforce all rules and regulations of the facility to prevent accidents or emergency situations. 
  • Educate class participants on the rules of the facility.
  • Provide exemplary customer service ensuring the best swim lesson experience for the participants and parents.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including communication skills with students, parents and facility staff.
  • Attend all training sessions and any additional staff meetings.
  • Complete all appropriate lesson paperwork during shift.
Swim Lesson At SMAC 2021


  • Minimum 16 years old
  • Completion of JCPRD's swim lesson training course.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills with the ability to work with all ages.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Professional work-related practices of alertness, dependability and courteousness.
  • Pass lifeguard pre-employment practical in-water skills test
  • Criminal background check and drug test are required 


  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 
    (If not currently certified, compensated for attending Lifeguard Certification Course through JCPRD)
  • Pass lifeguard pre-employment practical in-water skills test
Swim Lesson At SMAC 2021

Miscellaneous Information

  • Free & Paid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification provided 
  • Paid in-service training
  • Earn complimentary season pass(es)
  • Potential for earned time off
  • Year-round and seasonal positions available
  • Flexible work schedule

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