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SUMMARY: Under supervision positions in this class provide swim and water exercise instruction to all age groups and targeted populations and ensure the safety of all pool users. Incumbents will also be responsible for teaching and mentoring new swim lesson instructors. Related duties will include office and receptionist work, pool and deck cleaning and maintenance and the stocking and re-supplying materials and related equipment. The work involves a high volume of public contract and requires excellent communication and human-relations skills and the strength and flexibility to perform the physical aspects of the job. SCOPE: Reports to: Aquatic Supervisor or Coordinator DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Positions in this class are distinguished from the Recreation Leader by providing support in specific Aquatic program activities by providing assistance to the Aquatic Supervisor or Coordinator. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily at a pool. Work requires active participation in program activities, requiring varying degrees of physical exertion, strength and flexibility. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Lead and instruct program participants in the rules and proper participation in swimming related activities. • Serve as swim class instructor • Ensure proper procedures are followed in program activities, both with regard to safety and program guidelines. • Perform lifeguard responsibilities on a regular basis. • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis. • Rescues persons in distress, in danger of drowning or incurring an injury. • Ensure proper behavior on the part of swim or other, assigned class participants and respond quickly to potentially hazardous situations and accidents. • Teach and mentor new swim instructors and lifeguards. • Maintain relevant program records and prepare related reports. • Set up ropes, ladders, pool lift, diving boards, and other equipment for different types of swim lessons, drop in swim, water exercise classes, and occasional swim meets. • Administers first aid in the event of an injury; participates in all first aid and safety drills. • Perform deck cleaning and some pool maintenance. • May be responsible for teaching CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard Training OTHER JOB DUTIES: • Maintains records, processes forms, collects fees and performs other administrative support tasks. • Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner, providing information within the scope of knowledge or refers to appropriate individual.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Training: Graduation from high school (or GED) and a minimum of one year recreation work experience related to swim instruction and life guarding or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. Licensing and Certification: • Valid Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification • Valid CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification. • Valid Water Safety Instructor Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of swim instruction and lifeguard methods and techniques. • Knowledge of effective safety standards and precautions related to swimming, swim instruction and responsibilities of a lifeguard. • Knowledge of swim exercise instruction methods. • Ability to assist in instructional tasks. • Ability to perform administrative tasks such as: record keeping, report preparation, and the like. • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed program records. • Ability to work some weekends, or other irregular hours as necessary. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, agencies and the public. • Ability, with assistance, to lift a person weighing 200 pounds while the person is secured to a backboard up onto the deck while standing in the water or treading water. • Ability to stand on cement floor for up to 8 hours a day • Ability to sit in a lifeguard tower for up to 2 hours at a time • Ability to work a full-time schedule. • All staff are required to pass bi-monthly critical skills assessment which consists of swimming 200 yards in 3:45.00, retrieving a 10 lb brick from a pool depth of 12ft, and treading water for 2 minutes without the use of his hands. • Ability to actively participate in program activities, requiring varying degrees of physical exertion; which includes lifting children weighing between 30 – 80 pounds during swim lessons. • Instruct swim lessons which require lifting, twisting, bending, and performing swimming skills needed to demonstrate skill to participants.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.


March 2004 Para-Professional Non-Exempt 23281 ASA

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