Swim Lesson Instructor
The IU Natatorium has been a fixture in the community since 1982 and has hosted hundreds of state, regional, national, and international events along with providing aquatic programming to IUPUI and surrounding communities.
General Position Function
Responsible for everyday operational tasks at the IU Natatorium. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teaching swim lessons, participant safety, and maintaining skills.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Provide high quality swim instruction to participants of varying ages (toddlers – adults).
2. Plan and prepare for all swim lessons with the goals and abilities of the students in mind, and communicate effectively with participants.
3. Educate participants on proper technique and promote swimmer safety.
4. Begin and end class on time, remain after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
5. Provide constant feedback to participants to facilitate improvement while recording and maintaining attendance records.
6. Utilize all necessary equipment as related to the program in the proper manner.
7. Attend mandatory meetings and coach development in-services as scheduled.
8. Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintain a high standard of customer service.
9. Be responsible and fulfill your commitments to scheduled shifts. Notify a supervisor personally, and in a timely manner if you are unable to meet your commitment, and you cannot find a substitute coach. This includes illness and extenuating circumstances.
10. Complete additional duties as assigned.
Profiles of Undergraduate Learning
Communication: Students will learn how to be better communicators by building relationships with peers, fellow students, and the community. Individuals in this position will improve their active listening skills and learn to effectively convey messages by interacting with and helping customers achieve their swimming goals.
Problem Solving: Integration and Application of Knowledge: The ability of students to use information and concepts from studies in multiple disciplines in their intellectual, professional, and community lives.
Innovator: Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness: The ability of students to examine and organize disciplinary ways of knowing and to apply them to specific issues and problems.
Minimum Education and Experience:
1. Must be at least 17 years of age
2. Must be able to meet the Indiana University background check standards for the Programs Involving Children (PIC) policy.
3. Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
4. Must be able to complete the SwimAmerica Coaches training provided at the IU Natatorium.
5. Previous swimming experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge/skills/abilities/physical demands required:
1. Ability to observe and demonstrate proper stroke technique.
2. Must enjoy working with children.
3. Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.
4. Ensure the safety of all participants. Understand and follow all established protocol and policies.
5. Ability to communicate effectively with participants, fellow instructors, learn-to-swim supervisors, Program Director, and other full-time staff.
6. Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child up to 50 lbs.