10 Sep 2021

Seasonal Swim Instructor

City of Denton – Posted by AJN Denton, Texas, United States

Job Description


$10.00 – $15.00 Hourly

Location Water Works Park/Natatorium, TX

Water Works Park/Natatorium, TX

Job Type



Parks & Recreation

Job Number


Closing date and time


Responsible for leading swim classes and other aquatic programs for a wide variety of age groups/skill levels
Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

       Essential Functions:

  • Instructs/assists swimming classes, private swim lessons, and Aquatic Explorer Camp
  • Administers periodic tests and recommends reassignments as necessary
  • Performs simple record keeping tasks including the completion and issuance of certificates to participants at the completion of courses, and attendance records
  • Exhibits great customer service to participants and patrons
  • Promotes aquatic programming through communication to participants and patrons
  • Attends regularly scheduled trainings
  • Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance

       Additional Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Job Requirements
      Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current American Red Cross CPR-Professional Rescuer and First Aid certification (or can obtain one on their own and produce a copy to the supervisor within one month of employment)


  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:                                                  

  • Ability to communicate effectively in an instructional situation with children and parents; both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to get along with customers, co-workers, and supervisors


  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Prior experience teaching swim lessons

       Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass a drug test, criminal history background check, and social security number verification
  • Must be able to work the entire season; morning and/or evening hours are typical for Monday through Thursday lessons and mornings on Saturdays
  • Must pass a physical examination


Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements: 

Overall Strength Demands:  The bold and italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.

·       Sedentary – lifting no more than 10 pounds

·       Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds

·       Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds

·       Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds

·       Very Heavy – lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds


Physical Demand Codes:  The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Codes for “how often”:

Y = Yes

N = No

E = extensive (100-70%)

M = moderate (60-30%)

I = infrequent (20-10%)

A = almost never (<10%)


Task: Code:

  1. Standing: M
  2. Sitting: M
  3. Walking: M
  4. Lifting: M
  5. Carrying: M
  6. Pushing/Pulling: M
  7. Overhead Work: M
  8. Fine Dexterity: I
  9. Kneeling: I
  10. Crouching: I
  11. Crawling: I
  12. Bending: M
  13. Twisting: M
  14. Climbing: M
  15. Balancing: M
  16. Vision: E
  17. Hearing: E
  18. Talking: E
  19. Video Display: I
  20. Swimming: E


Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

The essential functions of this position require the daily use of kickboards, noodles, and various other aquatic teaching aides.


Environmental Factors:

The essential functions of this position are performed in chlorinated water in a natatorium or at an outdoor aquatic facility in 90-105 degree heat. Potential exists for lifting up to 50 pounds to assist swim participants. Instructors may incur repeated emersions of up to two hours in pool water. Water temperature may vary from 78-90 degrees. 

This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract.  Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.




City of Denton
(940) 349-8340
601 E. Hickory Street
Suite A
Denton, Texas, 76205

How to Apply

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Job Categories: swim-instructor. Job Types: Seasonal.

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