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Swim Teacher/Instructor

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Our Mission

WVU Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty/staff and community by supporting a culture of well-being. Our commitment to healthy living includes creating and promoting opportunities to be active.

Diversity and Inclusion

WVU Campus Recreation values diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment in which we embrace, celebrate and empower the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity.

Join us in our commitment to treat everyone with respect and kindness by challenging our community to engage in personal and collective reflection, development and action.

Swim Lessons

Job Description

Responsible for planning, coordinating and teaching any combination of water skills ranging from Infant and Toddler Water-Readiness, Learn-to-Swim and water safety.

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position details

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be familiar with the American Red Cross curriculum 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
  • Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards and that materials and equipment are safe
  • Communicate regularly with participants and/or parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification is preferred but not required
  • We seek individuals with teaching experience in the following program areas:
    • Parent/child attended infant, toddler and preschool classes
    • One-on-one adult and child private instruction
    • Group fitness
    • Coaching
    • Lifeguard instruction
  • Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills
  • Thorough knowledge and application of teaching swimming and water safety skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision


  • Opportunity to work year-round
  • $12-$24/hour

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