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Russell Aquatics Swim School
in Markham, Ontario
invites applications for the position of
Aquatics Instructor

Friday, June 30, 2023

Job Description

Looking for a rewarding position that allows you to make connections with some amazing families? Look no further!

We’re looking to grow our instructor team at Russell Aquatics with part-time and full-time instructors! The ideal candidate has an upbeat and friendly attitude at all times and is dedicated to creating strong relationships with students. At Russell Aquatics, we are committed to providing families with the best experience possible while teaching an essential life skill with a focus on safety and fun. Our team is passionate about the importance of swimming lessons and it’s important to us that families feel safe and welcome within our facility.

As an instructor, expectations would be as follows:

  • Maintain an Upbeat and Friendly Attitude at all Times
  • Work Cohesively with All Team Members
  • Be On Time and Present for all Scheduled Shifts
  • Check iClass app Prior to Each Shift for any class changes and/or makeups
  • Know Each Student by Name
  • Use Appropriate and job Related Communication While on Shift
  • Be in Uniform at all Times While on Shift (Bathing Suit and Appropriate Wet Shirt)
  • Keep Pool Deck Clean, Orderly and Safe Both On and After Shift
  • Clean pool decks at the end of each shift and ready them for next shifts
  • Set up the equipment needed prior to each shift
  • Know all levels of our swim program and adhere to them when teaching
  • Follow assigned Core Plans and lesson plans for the Session
  • Complete skill trees on iClass and provide comments and feedback accurately and professionally
  • Communicate student progress to Supervisor throughout the session
  • Correctly Teach Skills Applicable to the Individual Levels
  • Correct Unsafe or Inaccurate Behaviors as Needed
  • Inform Supervisor & Aquatic Manager of any additional training you see fit for both Instructors, Lead Instructor and/or Assistant Instructors
  • Exhibit Good Time Management Skills Throughout Class
  • Exhibit Compassion to Each Student
  • Complete All Training and Tests Within an Appropriate Time Frame
  • Find Proper Coverage for missed shifts and Communicate - see employee manual - let us know in advance through the absence management system - Your request, with replacement,  and Approval must go through Management ONLY) If you cannot find a replacement within the week you must notify Management ASAP
  • Once you have found a replacement for a shift please note it on the calendar in the staff room and inform Aquatic Manager as well as your shift supervisor
  • Assist Lead Instructor with Tasks if Class is not Present
  • Inform your supervisor of additional or new equipment that is needed
  • Attend all Staff Trainings



Required Qualifications


Maintain the following certifications:

  • Lifesaving Society - Swim Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society - Lifesaving Instructor
  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C

National Lifeguard considered an asset and is preferred

Quarterly Trainings must be attended and On-Boarding training must be completed.


Contact Information

Cassidy Caster

General Manager