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Aquatics Instructor

at City of Coronado, California

Pay: $17 to $19/hour
$17 - $19
Posted: 8/3/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2485897

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

The Aquatics Instructor prepares lesson plans and instructs students in swimming and water safety activities; protects life, prevents accidents and enforces pool regulations; rescues swimmers in emergency situations and provides emergency medical treatment; and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

This is a part-time, temporary (not to exceed 1,000 hours in a fiscal year) position that does not include benefits.

Key Responsibilities


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.

1. Prepare lesson plans and conduct swimming classes; instruct students in proper swimming techniques and various water safety measures.

2. Review swimming techniques of students; provide additional training as necessary; ensure adherence to proper safety precautions.

3. Observe and supervise the safety of students in the pool and the surrounding area; enforce applicable pool rules and regulations.

4. Complete records, logs and report cards in a timely manner.

5. Rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning; provide emergency care as necessary including but not limited to first aid and CPR.

6. Respond to questions and inquiries from the public regarding pool regulations, use of facilities and various aquatic programs offered.

7. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


1. Assist in preparing for special events and competitions.

2. Participate in facilities clean-up and maintenance; test and monitor water chemistry and temperature.

3. Open and close pool and related facilities; pull and push tarps on and off pool.

4. Participate in in-service trainings.

Minimum Requirements

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of lifeguarding or swimming instruction experience is desirable.

Education/Training: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance, supplemented by specialized training in lifeguarding, water safety or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates (Copies MUST be attached to the City employment Application):

  • Designated positions require the possession, or ability to obtain, a class B driver's license.
  • Possession of appropriate, valid American Red Cross r.04 Water Safety Instructor authorization.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid American Red Cross C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer certificate.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid American Red Cross First Aid for Public Safety Personnel Title 22 certificate.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training r.03 certificate.

Knowledge of:
Methods and techniques of swimming instruction.
Principles and practices of swimming, lifeguarding and water safety.
Methods and techniques of first aid and CPR.
Basic operations, services and activities of a public swimming facility including water chemistry and maintenance functions.
Principles and practices of public relations.
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures within the area of assignment.
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Provide proper instruction in swimming and water safety.
Swim with endurance and proficiency at a level necessary to perform assigned duties.
Perform lifeguarding duties including water rescues.
Respond to emergency situations and administer first aid and CPR as necessary.
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
Enforce applicable rules and regulations of the City pool.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Supplemental Information

The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Productivity: Incumbents must perform work in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimal direction.

Mobility: Incumbents are required to instruct swimming lessons and perform emergency life saving functions and water rescues which include swimming; administer first aid or CPR; incumbents in this classification require mobility to perform heavy, moderate or light lifting, pulling, and pushing.

Vision: Vision sufficient to distinguish objects at a distance of no less than 100 yards and operate assigned equipment.

Environment: Incumbents are required to work at an outdoor public pool and are exposed to inclement weather conditions or potentially hazardous chemicals; work in water.

Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.

A completed City of Coronado employment application, supplemental questionnaire, licenses and certification must be received in the Human Resources Division on-line at (under the Quick Link to Employment). Applicants who meet the employment standards listed in this job announcement will be required to take an in-water swim and skills test, as well as perform CPR on a manikin.  An oral interview will be conducted at time of skills test.  Tryouts will be held on an as-needed basis.

All appointments are subject to  successful completion of a background check,  pre-employment physical examination including a drug screening, and a tuberculosis test.  The City of Coronado participates in E-verify; all new employees are required to submit verification of legal right to work in the United States.

The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).  Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or testing process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City five working days prior to the requested accommodation.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.