Swim Instructor

Denver, USA, Colorado
$10.00 - $12.00 per hour
Aug 07, 2017
University of
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school's academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 32 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 17 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

The Swim Instructor position is non-benefited, part-time and not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year. This position is responsible for teaching swim classes in a professional manner and maintaining a safe pool environment. The job responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintain a safe environment for participants and parents.
  • Instruct swimming skills in group and private settings to participants of all ages and abilities.
  • Evaluate program participants according to DU Learn to Swim standards.
  • Adapt teaching approaches to the experience, ability and culture of Learn to Swim participants so they can meet lesson objectives.
  • Complete and submit program and participant progress reports as required.
  • Communicate with parents and/or participants regarding participant's progress and how they may be able to assist in the participant's progress.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all Ritchie Center guests.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Current or previous CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
  • Able to move about the Ritchie Center while transporting equipment or objects up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma & some college experience.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
  • 1-2 years of swim lesson instruction experience.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. If you have questions regarding this position please contact Rachel Cook at Rachel.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.