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Swimming Instructor Job Description

Updated: Jun 20

Job Purpose-Swimming Instructor Job Description


To deliver swimming lessons, provide information to customers, complete administrative duties and ensure high standards of safety and cleanliness in the facility.


Key Responsibilities-Swimming Instructor Job Description


As a Swimming Instructor your main duties will include:


-Providing excellent customer service, responding to the needs of customers, dealing with complaints appropriately, and referring any customer complaints as required;


-Day-to-day running and supervision of swimming lessons, contributing to the class programmes when required;


-Responsibility for the delivery of an agreed and documented induction to all relevant customers into the swimming pool facilities;


-Preparing individually tailored swimming lesson programmes for one to one customers;


-Acting as the Fire Marshal and First Aider as required;


-Completing administrative duties as delegated including recording performance and attendance of pupils;


-Ensuring that high standards of safety, cleanliness, and presentation of the facilities are maintained and that customers adhere to the facility procedures;


-Ensuring that all equipment is visually and physically checked to be safe for use, in accordance with manufacturer instructions and operating procedures and that customers are using equipment safely;



-Providing information to customers on the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) National Plan for Swimming and how they can benefit from using the system;


-Providing advice and information to existing and prospective customers on the services provided by the facility;


-Working within and ensuring adherence to Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity policies.;


Knowledge Skills Experience and Education-Swimming Instructor Job Description


  • A Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) level 2 Teaching qualification, or equivalent;

  • Experience of using the ASA awards scheme or equivalent;

  • Experience and knowledge of the delivery of swimming lessons and swimming programs;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inform, persuade, negotiate and influence others;

  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service and driving continuous service improvements;

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure;

  • Ability to work responsibly on your own initiative as well as in a team;

  • Computer literate with excellent literacy and numeracy skills.



You may also have:

-Experience of teaching water based fitness classes;

-Experience of delivering one to one lessons;

-Experience of delivering lessons to a diverse range of people.



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