Lifeguard / Swim Instructor
Town of Superior - Superior, CO

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The Lifeguard / Swim Instructor is expected to teach swim lessons, enforce pool regulations and provide rescue assistance as necessary.
  • This position is required to instruct, test, and evaluate students participating in the “Town of Superior Learn to Swim” program.
  • Requires high customer contact.
  • Works under the supervision of the Assistant Pool Manager and Swim Lesson Coordinator.

  • Essential Job Duties:
    • Monitor activities in swimming pool areas to prevent drowning, injuries or accidents.
    • Prevents accidents through enforcements of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the pool and surrounding area.
    • Inspect facilities for cleanliness; assist in daily pool, locker room and deck cleaning.
    • Assist in the maintenance of the swimming pool and monitoring and maintaining the pool filtration system.
    • Assists with opening and closing procedures.
    • Take care of equipment and stores equipment properly.
    • Attends and contributes at in-service training sessions and meetings.
    • Administers first aid treatment, providing emergency rescue procedures when needed.
    • Assists other aquatic staff members as needed.
    • Fills out all necessary paperwork including attendance and chemical logs, incidents reports, accidents reports, and other paperwork as necessary.
    • Work hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
    • Attend scheduled class preparation time to arrange lesson plans, equipment, and any paperwork associated with classes.
    • Instructs, tests, and evaluates students participating in the “Town of Superior Learn to Swim” program.
    • Maintains order and discipline in classes to ensure a safe environment and promote a learning atmosphere.
    • Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information in a timely manner.
    • Provides a positive example to participants through conduct, dress, and manners.
    • Represents the Town of Superior in a positive, professional manner to the community.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those residents and visitors contacted in the course of work.
    • Prevents accidents through enforcements of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the pool and surrounding area.
    • Teaches to the American Red Cross standards and the Town of Superior curriculum.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilitites:
    • Ability to positively interact with the general public.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills in swim lessons instruction, lifeguarding, CPR/AED and first aid.
    • Ability to act quickly and remain calm in emergency situations, analyze and correct facility hazards.
    • Ability to learn and adhere to the facility emergency procedures.
    • Demonstrate and maintain the Town’s physical requirements.

    Supplemental Information:
    • Minimum age requirement of 16 years old.
    • Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer required.
    • Previous aquatic experience is preferred.
    • Completion of the Town’s in-house lesson training required.
    • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification preferred.

    Work Environment:
    Work will be at an outdoor facility and will include exposure to all types of weather conditions, including exposure to the sun. The employee may be exposed to fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, chlorine, pool chemicals, blood and lightning. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to chemically treated water for a minimum of 4 hours per day.

    Physical Requirements of the Job:
    The employee must be able to lift or move equipment/chemicals up to 80 pounds with assistance and lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. The employee’s vision must be 20/20 or correctable with eyeglasses/lenses and hearing must be adequate to hear patrons and/or co-workers communications up to 25 yards away. This position requires sense of smell and feeling. The employee must have the ability to talk and hear via the telephone and through face-to-face communication.

    Duties require a full range of physical motion and activities including standing for extended periods of time, frequently sitting, standing, walking, climbing, and bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching and lifting. The employee must be able to swim 500 yards in 10 minutes or less; complete a swim brick drill in 1:20 or less; and tread water holding 10 pound brick for 2 minutes. The employee must be able to exhibit manual dexterity and the ability to handle objects. The employee must also be able to occasionally push, pull or balance.