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Swim Lesson Instructor

Posting ID 131802
Department Recreational Services/Student Life
Jobcode Temp Professional Employee
Working Title Swim Lesson Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY:The Division of Student Life; Recreational Services is seeking a Swim Instructor to provide swimming and water safety instruction to children and adults following the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim curriculum and guidelines.


Duties to include:

  • Teach age and skill appropriate group and private swimming lessons.
  • Evaluate the progress of Learn-To-Swim participants.
  • Arrive to work on time and prepared to teach.
  • Prepare well-designed lesson plans for each class session.
  • Provide reports regarding participant progress to participants, parents, and guardians.
  • Complete and submit American Red Cross course records for classes taught.
  • Maintain notes on participants and ideas for future classes.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and meetings.
  • Maintain current certifications including any additional safety training.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.



Hourly Rate/Range: Swim Instructor: $11.25; Swim Instructor Aide: $10.50



Hours: 6-20 hours/week

Shift: Shift times vary between 5:45 am – 10:00 pm

Work Week: May work weekends

Additional Hours: As needed


BACKGROUND CHECK: Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


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  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Mandatory attendance at regularly scheduled in-service trainings.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.
  • Must be a currently enrolled high school or college student.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Phone: 319-335-0121
Application Instructions If interested in applying for this position, please email HR Student Life at: and provide your resume or go to the Division of Student Life Application Portal to complete an online application:
Ad Start Date 01/09/2023
Ad End Date 12/31/2023

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