Swim Instructor I (19875362)

The Wave
East Bay
Until filled or until 999 applicants
$12.00-$17.82 Hourly


The Wave, 4201 Central Parkway Dublin, 94568



Part-Time, Temporary/Seasonal 


Under general supervision, the Swim Instructor I performs swim instructor duties in planning, coordinating and teaching swimming and water safety courses, enforcing City public swimming pool rules and monitoring pool patron conduct.


The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Swim Instructor I

•     Assist with creating lesson plans for team practices including the preparation of work-out schedules for all ages and ability levels on the team

•     Attend all scheduled swim meets for the swim team.

•     Assist with assigning swimmers’ events, preparing swimmers prior to swim events, and distribute awards following the swim meet

•     Instruct and evaluate swim team members in important competitive swimming elements and techniques

•     Act as a reference and role model for swim team members

•     Cultivate and maintain good public relations with parent committee, parents, swimmers and the community

•     Attend all coaches’ meetings and additional staff trainings as scheduled

•     Other related duties as assigned.


Ideal Candidate

Swim Instructor I

Education and Experience:

1.   Education: There is no educational requirement for this class; equivalent to completion of two years of high school is desirable.

2.   Experience: Demonstrated experience in skilled aquatic activities is desirable.

Knowledge Of:

•     Demonstrated leadership abilities and ability to engage in physical activity.

•     Use and care of lifesaving techniques and equipment used at public swimming pools.

Ability To:

•     Follow written and oral instructions.

•     Demonstrate and identify proper competitive swimming techniques.

•     Provide positive corrective feedback to swimmers.

•     Effectively deal with staff and pool patrons.

•     Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:

1.   At time of hire, must be 15 years of age or older.

2.   Any offer of employment to an adult who will have direct contact with minors is conditional upon submission of a completed fingerprint screening and a satisfactory background check.

3.   Current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid is desirable.

4.   This classification is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; Completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within one month of employment. 



Other than statutory law, AB1522 (CA Paid Sick Leave law), there are no benefits for part-time, temporary/seasonal position.             


The physical standards described are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and instructions, observe, identify, and report operational problems.

On an intermittent basis, sit in lifeguard station for long periods of time; stand, walk, and bend while monitoring various swimming activities; squat, climb, kneel and twist intermittently when setting up various programs; perform various swimming techniques; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of 100 pounds or less.


The best-qualified candidates, as determined by an initial screening of applications, will be invited to participate in an interview process which will consist of written and/or oral components.  The City reserves the right to test an applicant in any other manner to determine suitability and to alter any aspect of the selection process.  Meeting the minimum requirements listed in this job description does not guarantee advancement in subsequent phases of the selection process.  No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

Pursuant to the City’s Personnel Rules Section 24.2, the City retains the right to take appropriate steps to avoid inappropriate working relationships among relatives.     


In accordance with Federal and State laws, the City of Dublin does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin rage, religion, sex or sexual orientation. 

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