Swim Instructor

Job Title 

ASU Recreation Swim Instructor

Job Description 

Responsible for planning, coordinating and teaching learn-to-swim and water safety courses

Minimum Qualifications

(Current certification in the following is preferred)

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Other certifications required by local or state laws
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer

Knowledge and Skills          

  • Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills
  • Thorough knowledge and application of teaching swimming and water safety skills
  • An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures
  • Leadership and public relations skills
  • Communication skills
  • Decision-making skills


  • Be familiar with American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels, other Red Cross water safety courses and know how to use course materials effectively
  • Adapt your teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants, so they can meet course objectives
  • Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards, and that materials and equipment are safe
  • Cover all material required in a level
  • Communicate regularly with participants and their parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress 
  • Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies in accordance with facility emergency action plans
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations
  • Complete records and reports
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor


Responsible to: Assisstant Director for Aquatics

Contact Us

Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone , NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-8707

Email: eddinscj@appstate.edu

SRC Office: (828) 262-2100
UREC Hotline (828) 262-UREC
(for game schedules and cancellations)
SRC Console: (828) 262-8704
Quinn Rec Center: (828) 262-3035

A department of UREC in the division of Student Affairs.