PT Swim Instructor

Location US-IL-Palos Hills
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CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at eight universities within the United States.


Essential Responsibilities

Swim instruction for preschool, school age and adult students in group and private lessons.


Specific Responsibilities 

  • Have familiarity with a national learn-to-swim program and other water safety courses and know how to use course materials effectively
  • Adapt teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants so they can meet course objectives as set by MVCC Health, Fitness & Recreation Services
  • Maintain order and discipline in classes to ensure a safe environment and promote a learning atmosphere
  • Demonstrate skills required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards, diving rings, lifejackets, etc.
  • Communicate regularly with participants to ensure they are aware of their progress
  • Attend all mandatory full staff meetings and specific area meetings
  • Check email and intranet on a regular basis
  • Serve as a role model and maintain a professional attitude to all parents, children and co-workers on and off duty
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous experience as a swim coach and/or strong swimming background
  • Required to obtain swim instructor certification through Ellis & Assoc upon hire (training will be provided by site)
  • Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR/AED required

Preferred Skills 

  • Experience in developing swim lesson progressions
  • Through understanding of all swimming strokes and skills including ability to demonstrate
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of clients

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment

  • Pool
  • Moderate to loud noise


Physical Demands

  • Physical conditioning


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