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Ryerson University
in Toronto
invites applications for the position of
Swim Instructor

Monday, July 25, 2022

Job Description

A Ryerson Swimming Instructor is a patient, dedicated, and responsible individual who monitors their students and ensures a safe teaching environment in the University pool, located within the Recreation & Athletic Centre. Swimming instructors help give opportunities to provide knowledge and safety for their students, and help promote a healthy active lifestyle. Ryerson swimming instructors act as ambassadors for Ryerson Athletics & Recreation with students and community members. Swimming instructors work closely with the Head Lifeguard.

Required Qualifications

  • At least two years previous lifeguard and/or swim instructor experience preferred
  • Comfortable teaching private and group lessons of all ages
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible work experiences
  • Desire and ability to provide leadership to recreational and instructional swim programs
  • Current National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid, and CPR Level ‘C’ certification
  • Current Swim Instructor certification is an asset
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check
  • Review and actively enforce pool rules and safety with patrons and identify any safety issues
  • Follow routines to open and close pool at beginning/end of day as assigned
  • Regular monitoring and recording of pool temperature and pH, chlorine, and alkalinity levels
  • Set up and take down equipment as necessary
  • Warmly greet patrons upon entry to pool; act as an ambassador for Athletics & Recreation to all patrons and community members
  • Report on swimming lesson programs to Head Lifeguard on a regular basis
  • Understand and actively implement emergency evacuation procedures when necessary
  • Prepare for, and actively participate in, staff training and meetings
  • Create, foster, and support an environment that celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusion in all Athletics & Recreation programs, including Aquatics
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Contact Information

Matt Edmonds