PT Swim Instructor

Location US-WV-Morgantown
Job ID
# Positions
Salary Min
USD $14.00/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $16.00/Hr.


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 university campus recreation centers at ten site locations within the United States.


Mylan Park owns, programs, leases, and manages over 350 acres of mixed-use recreation, social, health, and wellness facilities for the Greater Morgantown community.  Through a public private partnership with WVU, Mylan Park is also home to a variety of both indoor and outdoor Intramural, Club Sports, and NCAA Big 12 Collegiate Athletic programs and the state’s only 50M aquatic facility.  This partnership provides priority use of over 50 acres of field space, and more than 140,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art indoor facilities, for programs including WVU Swimming & Diving, indoor soccer, softball, rugby, flag football, WVU Women’s Track & Field, cheer, boxing, outdoor soccer, lacrosse, roller derby, and more.


Essential Responsibilities

Provide swim instruction for group and private swim lessons following the curriculum set forth by American Red Cross and the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park Associate Director of Aquatics and Programs. Provide excellent customer service


 Specific Responsibilities

  • Teach American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim and other Aquatic center programs as well as Red Cross water safety courses and know how to use course materials effectively.
  • Adapt teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants.
  • Manage participant behaviors in classes to ensure a safe environment and promote a successful learning atmosphere.
  • Plan and prepare for classes assigned on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis.
  • Demonstrate and communicate all skills required for class content.
  • Communicates efficiently and effectively with participants and parents to ensure understanding of progress and skills required.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meeting and in-service training.
  • Check email and intranet on a regular basis.
  • Maintains, at all times, a professional demeanor representative of the organization.
  • Communicates effectively and efficiently with other personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



The competencies listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential function.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Background in recreational and/or competitive swimming.
  • American Red Cross CPR/ AED/FA
  • Experience teaching, babysitting or working with camp programs (preferred)
  • Experience teaching swim lessons in a group setting (preferred)
  • Water Safety Instructor (highly preferred)
  • Training is available. 

Technical Competencies

  • Basic computer application competency

Professional Competencies

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to all participants.
  • Proficient in teaching skills to students at various skill levels.
  • Ability to communicate in a positive and professional manner.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment

  • Job is primarily performed in a pool environment
  • Warm temperature and high humidity
  • Proximity to chemicals and hazards
  • Moderate to loud noise

Physical Demands

  • Swimming skills required to demonstrate at the specific level of instruction
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs Physical conditioning


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